The Gordon Research Seminar on Human Genetic Variation and Disease is a forum for students, postdoctoral fellows and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present cutting-edge research at the intersection of genomics, molecular biology, computational biology, and medicine.
The first ever GRS on Human Genetic Variation and Disease will focus on emerging ideas on the collection, generation, interpretation and applicability of large-scale genetic data sets in the context of human disease and medicine. Particularly, the meeting will emphasize the exciting new questions and resources that the next generation of scientists, engineers and analysts has inherited in this rapidly changing and increasingly interdisciplinary area of research. The GRS will provide junior scientists a venue to discuss research, and exchange ideas with peers and established scientists from a variety of disciplines. The congenial atmosphere of the GRS will also provide ample opportunities for participants to interact and build collaborations with scientists at these different levels.
We welcome applications from those familiar with the topic, as well as those who consider this a future area of interest. Early graduate students and junior scientists with limited backgrounds in multidisciplinary research are also encouraged to apply. We anticipate that the talks, poster sessions and discussion sessions at the GRS will foster a diverse community of young researchers that may, in the long term, be able to drive progress in this area.
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 March 9, 2018. 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.