The Hypothalamus GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The seminar will encompass a wide range of topics within hypothalamic research including cellular, molecular and functional heterogeneity of hypothalamic subnuclei, hypothalamic circuit connectivity, control of internal states by the hypothalamus as well as behaviors, including but not limited to feeding, metabolism, social behaviors, and circadian rhythms. There will be a poster session and speaker opportunities (selected from abstracts) to showcase trainee research. The seminar will include a panel discussion on developing successful mentor-mentee relationships and inclusivity practices in neuroscience. The overall goal of the seminar is to provide a safe and inclusive environment for trainees to showcase their work, engage in lively scientific discussions and develop a strong and supportive trainee community of emerging leaders in the hypothalamus field.
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 21, 2024. 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.