The Gordon Research Seminar on Endothelial Cell Phenotypes in Health and Disease is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other trainee scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas.
This seminar will focus on the diversity of endothelial cell phenotypes in health and disease. Vascular function is critical to patient health and tissue homeostasis, and recent technological advances have further highlighted the importance of endothelial cell biology in blood vessel development and disease. The formation and maintenance of a functional vascular tree requires the coordination of various types of endothelial cells integrating extracellular signals into phenotypic functions. Disruption or improper activation of specific endothelial cell functions can initiate and progress vascular disease. Understanding the basis of endothelial cell functions may provide important insights on the onset and progression of disease.
The aim of this meeting is to present recent advances in our understanding of these processes, while providing attendees the opportunity to discuss new research directions in the context of their own work and to foster the development of interactions and collaborations between researchers. The seminar will also include a keynote lecture, poster presentations for all trainees, and presentations of selected abstracts.
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 March 27, 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.