The Gordon Research Seminar on Geobiology 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.
We seek presentations that will generate informative discussions on the following themes:
Organic and inorganic signatures of microbial metabolisms
Biomineralization and taphonomy, both experimental and environmental
Geobiological records of ancient and modern environmental change
Studies distinguishing biogenic vs. abiogenic textures and chemical signatures
The effects of chemical gradients on biogeochemical processes
Modern and ancient environments as analogues for astrobiological missions
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 October 29, 2021. 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 November 29, 2021. Please check back for updates.
Nadja Drabon (Harvard University, USA)
"Early Life and Meteorite Impacts"
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Michael Kipp (California Institute of Technology, USA)
Isabel Baker (Harvard University, USA)
Aleisha Johnson (University of Chicago, USA)
Maeva Millan (Georgetown University, USA)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts