This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
Intermediate filaments not only regulate subcellular mechanics but are also critically involved in cell signaling. Intermediate filaments integrate various intra- and intercellular structures and processes, making them arguably the most important cell and tissue network and a critical "crisis command center". Accordingly, intermediate filaments play central roles in both healthy cells and tissues as well as many human diseases, including degenerative muscle and brain diseases, inflammatory diseases, skin diseases, and various cancers. This Gordon Research Conference (GRC) brings together researchers from cell biology, biophysics, mechanobiology, biomedical engineering, and translational and clinical sciences to highlight recent advances and new approaches relevant to the intermediate filament field. One major goal of the GRC is to initiate new ideas and collaborations to deepen our understanding of intermediate filaments and their biological role in cells and their associated human diseases. Another major goal of this GRC and the accompanying Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) is to recruit and promote talented new investigators into the intermediate filament field, providing them with mentorship and networking opportunities via the GRC itself and the accompanying Gordon Research Seminar (GRS).
This GRC will also feature an optional informal afternoon session on advanced techniques for fluorescence microscopy and cryo-electron microscopy. Leading experts will share their insights, tips and tricks, and available resources for super resolution imaging, live cell microscopy, image analysis, and cryo-electron tomography. The session is open to all attendees.
We invite scientists from all relevant fields of investigation to attend this GRC to apply their expertise to, and to stimulate their interest in, intermediate filament biology.
Please apply using the "Apply Now" button at the top of this page. The program features more than 25 talks selected from abstracts. Abstracts must be submitted by April 30, 2020 to be considered for these talks.