The Gordon Research Seminar on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) 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 third IDP GRS will focus on how disordered proteins provide cells with spatial and temporal regulation. In this capacity, we will consider three major themes: 1) The role of IDPs in spatial organization, including their role in regulating intracellular phase separation, 2) How IDPs can mediate temporal regulation via interactions with binding partners, propagating cellular signals, and dictating the cellular state, and 3) The relationship between sequence and function - how these emergent phenomena encoded by IDPs are determined by their primary sequence.
The GRS will provide junior scientists a venue to present, discuss, and receive feedback on their research, expand their knowledge of established principles as well as relevant pending questions in the field, and promote interactions and constructive networking with successful established scientists as well as with their peers. The meeting will conclude with a career panel led by set of new faculty at a variety of institutions who will offer their highly relevant perspectives and advice on establishing independent research careers and their experience in applying for positions.
Given the interdisciplinary nature associated with the study of IDPs, we encourage applications from both those familiar with the field as well as those for whom IDPs are a new topic of interest.