The Gordon Research Seminar on Metalloproteases 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 innovative ideas. In an informal, confidential and friendly setting, young minds can interact with experienced researchers from academia and industry alike.
The focus of this meeting is on Metalloproteases (e.g. MMPs, ADAMs, ADAMTSs and astacins) and their regulators. Topics include Metalloprotease structural biology and post-translational modification, intracellular and pericellular functions within intricate proteolytic networks, involvement in human disease and therapeutic potential. These subjects will be covered by an interdisciplinary selection of speakers and will be further discussed during poster sessions. The meeting features an expert career panel to discuss career paths for young researchers and the future of Metalloprotease research.
The GRS attendees are recommended to join the related GRC on Metalloproteases (Chair, Rama Khokha and Vice Chair, Stephen J. Weiss). This meeting will have a strong representation from the next generation of scientists.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Italy,
Jennifer Vandooren and Estefania Ugarte-Berzal, Metalloproteases GRS chairs
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 February 11, 2019. 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.