This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
Bacteria face a nearly constant onslaught of diverse stressors, including nutrient limitations, temperature changes, antibiotics, phage, host immune systems, and more. Whether they can properly detect and respond to such stressors largely determines their survival in a world of fierce competition. The 2020 Microbial Stress Response GRC will feature the latest, cutting-edge research into all facets of how bacteria sense, respond, and adapt to stress. The talks and posters presented will showcase the myriad approaches being taken to understand bacterial stress responses, including genetic, biochemical, structural, imaging, computational, and genome-scale assays. A range of organisms and scales of study, from the atomic to the population level, will be included.
The program will feature a diverse and distinguished set of invited speakers as well as many talks selected from submitted abstracts that highlight early-stage investigators, postdocs, and graduate students. As with prior versions of the Microbial Stress Response GRC, the daily poster sessions will be a major element of the meeting, enabling the dynamic exchange of new results and ongoing work, while promoting interactions between conference participants at every level. Additionally, this GRC will be preceded by a GRS that focuses entirely on grad students and postdocs.