The Membrane Transport Proteins GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
Our vision for the 2024 GRC on Membrane Transport Proteins is to link molecular and mechanistic insights on clinically important membrane transporters expressed in different tissues, including carriers, ion channels, and pumps, to physiological function and disease-related dysfunction. The program will include talks from both established and early-career researchers and there are speaking slots reserved for students and postdoctoral researchers that will be selected from submitted the abstracts. In addition, a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Membrane Transport Proteins will be held immediately prior to the conference. The Seminar, organized by trainee scientists, will provide an additional forum to highlight research, network with colleagues, as well as to discuss challenges of the early career stages.
We strongly encourage conference applications by junior and senior scientists from across the globe and by scientists from historically underrepresented groups.
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 25, 2023. Please check back for updates.