The Gordon Research Seminar on Meiosis is a forum that provides unique opportunities for graduate students, post-docs, and young faculty to discuss cutting-edge meiosis-related research and ideas in an intimate, friendly setting.
The primary focus of this meeting is to explore the mechanisms by which diploid cells give rise to unique haploid gametes during the specialized cellular division called meiosis. The research presented throughout this seminar will encompass multiple aspects of meiosis through the use of various model organisms and novel experimental techniques, with special emphasis on mechanisms pertaining to meiotic chromosome structures, meiotic DNA repair through homologous recombination, and cell cycle regulation.
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 9, 2018. 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 9, 2018. Please check back for updates.
Mary Ann Handel (The Jackson Laboratory, USA)
"Mutation Strategies to Discover Mammalian Meiosis and Fertility Genes"
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Paula Cohen (Cornell University, USA)
Bernard De Massy (Institute of Human Genetics, France)
Scott Keeney (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA)
Needhi Bhalla (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts