The Gordon Research Seminar on Microbial Stress Response 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 cutting edge ideas.
2014 will be the inaugural year of the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Microbial Stress. The seminar will be held in conjunction with the 10th Gordon Research Conference on Microbial Stress. The focus of the seminar is to explore the contributions of diverse fields such as genetics, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, and mathematics, to address one unifying question: ‘how do microbes respond to stress?’ Topics of interest include but are not limited to: 1) regulatory strategies to cope with stress, 2) stress in the context of a community or host, 3) mathematical modeling of the microbial stress response, and 4) biophysical studies. During the two-day seminar, communication of cutting-edge research by a new generation of scientists beginning careers in the field will be highlighted by an emphasis on student-led scientific sessions and poster presentations. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks, or as session chairs of scientific sessions. Additionally, leading researchers in the field of Microbial Stress will contribute to the professional development of attendees by participation in an informal mentoring session. In summary, the goal of the Microbial Stress GRS is to promote the development of an interdisciplinary, and collaborative community among the next generation of scientists in the field.