The Gordon Research Seminar on Intermediate Filaments 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 aim of the meeting is to bridge the gap between molecules, tissues and organisms in health and disease. Recent technological advances have led to a deeper understanding of intermediate filaments at the molecular level. Additionally, many biological functions of intermediate filaments have extensively been researched, leading to valuable insights into health and disease. However, how molecular building blocks of intermediate filaments assemble and affect biological tissue on all levels is highly complex, requiring multidisciplinary approaches to bridge these length scales.
The intention of the GRS is to form a strong community among early-stage researchers, where speakers and attendees learn from each other and shape the direction of the future of intermediate filaments research.
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 6, 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.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by April 6, 2020. Please check back for updates.
Birgit Lane (Skin Research Institute of Singapore, A*STAR, Singapore)
Gaudenz Danuser (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, USA)
"Imaging Tools to Probe the Architectural Dynamics of Cytoskeleton Systems"
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Emma van Bodegraven (Institut Pasteur / CNRS, France)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Steps to a Successful Career: Ask the PIs"
Giulio Agnetti (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, USA)
Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz (Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA)
Ming Guo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
Karen Ridge (Northwestern University, USA)