This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Human Genetic Variation and Disease is a unique forum for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas at the intersection of genomics, molecular biology, computational biology, and medicine.
The 2020 GRS on Human Genetic Variation and Disease will focus on the interpretation of genetic variation and the application of these interpretations in treatment and diagnosis of disease. The goal of this GRS is to provide a forum for the next generation of scientists to discuss how these methods are enabling genomic data analysis, interpretation, and application to impact patient health. 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 from 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 February 29, 2020. 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.