The Gordon Research Seminar on Lysosomes and Endocytosis aims to serve as an inclusive platform to foster networking and collaboration between researchers. The main goal of the GRS is to enable trainees (e.g., graduate students and postdocs) to present their work, to discuss current trends, and to exchange ideas prior to the beginning of the GRC.
The meeting will focus on the life cycle and physiology of lysosomes and their diverse functions in cellular processes. Additionally, the main topics will include the interactions of lysosomes with other organelles, the association of lysosomes with diverse diseases and, the role of lysosomes and endocytosis in cell metabolism.
The GRS will also include a mentoring session, in which our mentors (faculty invitees) will discuss topics including job applications and beginning an academic career as principal investigators. Of note, this discussion will include critical topics such as diversity and inclusion in academia, and alternative career options for trainees in the life sciences.
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 18, 2022. 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.