This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Enzymes, Coenzymes and Metabolic Pathways is a unique forum for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and other early career scientists to present their work and exchange ideas. The GRS provides its attendees with an informal environment for community-building and fosters long-lasting professional connections. This first day helps set the tone and empower the attendees for success during the associated Gordon Research Conference, which our GRS attendees are strongly encouraged to attend.
The 2020 GRS will feature oral and poster presentations in broad topic areas including biochemistry, enzymology, macromolecular structure, chemical biology, and metabolism. Interdisciplinary studies and applications of enzyme research in health, industry, and the environment are encouraged. In addition to the scientific program, the GRS will feature a discussion panel with representatives from academia, industry, and policy to discuss career planning, mentoring, and other challenges of 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 April 25, 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.