This conference has been withdrawn from the 2021 conference schedule.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the GRC Board of Trustees and staff have been assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on our 2021 conference season. As always, our priority is to support and preserve our conference communities and their health and safety while continuing GRC's 90-year tradition of advancing the frontiers of science. In light of the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the GRC Board of Trustees surveyed your conference chair(s) to determine their preference to postpone the meeting to 2023 or reschedule to a date later in the 2021 season. Per the chair's request, the Board has deferred the meeting and removed it from the 2021 schedule. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you will be able to attend this conference in 2023.
The 2021 Gordon Research Conference on Fibronectin, Integrins and Related Molecules will be held February 7-12 2021 at Ventura Beach Marriott, Ventura, CA, USA. This is the premier international conference for academic, government and industry scientists interested in understanding how integrins and related adhesion receptors together with the extracellular matrix (ECM) regulate virtually every aspect of cell and tissue function. The program reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the integrin and ECM field, spanning fundamental areas of biology from development to fibrosis, protein trafficking and membrane dynamics, protein structure, mechanobiology, intracellular and interorgan communication, inflammation, and cancer biology. The meeting will showcase new cutting-edge technological advances in imaging, model system biology, biosensors, and single molecule techniques and feature paradigm shifting research addressing receptor trafficking, the structure and function of integrins and related molecules, inflammation, infection, and multiprotein assemblies. It will highlight exciting unpublished data and stimulate active discussion among all participants. It will include 5-10 short talks selected from abstracts and four poster sessions. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply to the associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS).