The Gordon Research Seminar on Epigenetics is a unique forum for graduate students, postdocs, and other junior scientists to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas. The focus of this meeting is on recent advances in our understanding of the dynamic nature of epigenetic regulatory mechanisms across phyla. In particular, we will focus on how epigenetic alterations can influence phenotypic plasticity, development, reprogramming, and transgenerational inheritance. The GRS will include a keynote address by Dr. Bradley Cairns, as well as a career panel discussion with panelists from academic and non-academic fields.
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 20, 2019. 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.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by May 20, 2019. Please check back for updates.
Bradley Cairns (University of Utah, USA)
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Julie Ahringer (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Amander Clark (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts