This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Human Genetics and Genomics 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.
The challenge facing the next era of human genetic research is to fully understand the vast amounts of genomic data that have been gathered over the recent decade and to apply this data to functionally annotate the genome with contributions to human biology and disease. This information is required to strengthen our understanding of both Mendelian and complex genetic disorders. Meeting this challenge will require a nuanced approach to studying gene function and regulation, how variants of variable effect size impact human physiology, and how this information can be translated into therapeutic targets and improved patient care. This Seminar will highlight innovative computational and experimental approaches to deciphering the effect of human variation on biology and disease, and how we might leverage these findings into improved therapeutics and patient care.
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 April 10, 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.