The Gordon Research Seminar on Epigenomics of Diabetes and Other Metabolic Diseases is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The aim of this Gordon Research Seminar on Epigenomics of Diabetes and Other Metabolic Diseases is to provide a platform of cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration for graduate students, postdocs and young investigators from different fields who are interested in or want to contribute to diabetes research.
Diabetes is a multi-system disease due to complex interactions amongst, albeit not limited to, genetic, perinatal, environmental, lifestyle and dietary factors. Recent findings of highly modifiable nature of blood glucose and other related cardiometabolic, renal or inflammatory traits have suggested epigenetics as an important underlying mechanism through which external and internal factors can alter gene expression and result in different disease trajectories and outcomes. With the rapid development of sequencing technologies, large multiomic datasets have emerged in the past decades. These molecular-based data, if integrated with clinical datasets from epidemiological surveys and interventional studies, can provide a powerful resource for discovery of new biology, companion diagnostics and precision medicine.
The slogan of this GRS is "Meet Peers, Make Friends, and Learn from Seniors". Participants are expected to share their work, expertise, and ideas with each other. We have also invited global leaders and experts in the field of basic and clinical research, data analysis and pharmaceutical sciences to deliberate on the role of epigenomics in diabetes research. By attending this GRS, we hope the participants can gather knowledge on techniques, skills, and gain experiences that can benefit their 1) Current projects; 2) Next projects; and 3) Research Career. Hence, we encourage early-stage scientists who attend the associated GRC to actively participate in the GRS, by giving either an oral or a poster presentation. Furthermore, financial support may be available for selected presenters coming from abroad. Please contact the conference organizers for more details.