The 2020 Gordon Research Seminar on Drug Carriers in Medicine and Biology is a unique forum that brings together a multidisciplinary cohort of young trainees and scientists to exchange ideas and address the current challenges in drug carrier design. The informal setting designed to promote scientific collaborations and idea exchange will allow attendees to engage in stimulating scientific discussions, network and build relationships with other peer researchers and seek mentorship from select senior investigators.
With small carriers come big challenges. Complex technologies like cell-based therapies, CRISPR and other biologics are beginning to enter the therapeutic landscape. This seminar will focus on the developments and innovations being made in the fields of drug delivery and targeting, bioengineering, biomaterials, and immunoengineering to efficiently deliver such drugs. The theme will also explore how we can render the triumphs and failures of nanotechnology to develop delivery strategies at different size-scales for accelerated clinical translation of these next-generation and other prevailing drug cargos.
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 May 1, 2020. 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.