This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Cilia, Mucus, and Mucociliary Interactions is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and early career scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas, as well as network and discuss scientific advancement and career opportunities with junior and senior scientists.
The development, organization and role of mucociliary interactions are imperative for the maintenance of health and function of the epithelial tissues in which they are present. For proper performance the accurate and coordinated succession of underlying mechanisms is essential. Environmental, pathogenic or genetic factors can induce changes in cilia or mucus function as well as alter mucociliary interactions, which can have a negative impact on correct cellular and tissue function and thus can lead to a diverse group of diseases and syndromic disorders. This Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) aims to facilitate the exploration of these complex processes among trainee and early career scientists, and to promote open discussion of current breaking scientific findings and establish a basis for future directions in the field.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by February 1, 2021. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.