For the first time, a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Glycolipid and Sphingolipid Biology will be held, in conjunction with the GRC. 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.
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 December 26, 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.