Applications for this meeting must be submitted by February 3, 2019. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the conference chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
While critical for recycling effete structures and materials that allow essential macromolecules to be refashioned, the lysosome lies at the heart of the cell. By engaging in the most dynamic processes in cell biology, including endocytosis, exocytosis and autophagy, and with a key role in nutrient sensing, the acidic lysosomal compartment is central to cellular homeostasis. Additionally, lysosomes are differentially positioned within the cell to provide unique functions that they support, and traffic between cell regions. These myriad of functionalities help explain the broad spectrum of pathologies induced when proteins important for normal lysosome function are impaired.
This GRC sets out to embrace the research into lysosomal diseases in a manner that engages interdisciplinary researchers who focus on molecular and cellular pathogenesis and the development of tools to understand lysosome function; it will be a forum for those who harness this knowledge for therapeutic innovation - and those who desire a more comprehensive understanding of this intriguing organelle and its complex biology. This fifth GRC on lysosomal diseases will be held at the renowned GRC site: Galveston is a capacious venue with a grand hotel setting in coastal Texas. Here, like-minded scientists can share their work in a relaxed environment and celebrate the fascination and importance of an adventurous and burgeoning field of biomedical research.
This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Lysosomal Diseases (GRS)" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.
The topics, speakers, and discussion leaders for the conference sessions are displayed below. The conference chair is currently developing their detailed program, which will include the complete meeting schedule, as well as the talk titles for all speakers. The detailed program will be available by November 3, 2018. Please check back for updates.
Poster sessions are an integral part of the our conferences, and offer all conferees an opportunity to discuss their research.
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Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants through the GRC Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program. This program provides a grant to underrepresented minority graduate students, postdocs, faculty and scientists to help fund their attendance at their first GRC meeting. Learn more.
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