This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
For the first time, a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Glycolipid and Sphingolipid Biology will be held, in conjunction with the GRC meeting. The GRS is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present new data, exchange cutting edge ideas and build informal networks that may lead to a lifetime of collaboration and scientific achievement.
The focus of this meeting is on the complex biology and pathobiology of sphingolipids and glycosphingolipids. The meeting will consist of integrated scientific sessions, which will span biosynthesis, biochemistry, biophysics, trafficking, cell biology, and the role of sphingolipids in disease and the therapeutic approaches for treating these diseases. Speakers will exclusively be early-career researchers and will be selected from submitted abstracts. The GRS will conclude with a career mentoring session.