This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
Mitochondria and chloroplasts differ from other cellular compartments by their endosymbiotic origin, their semiautonomous genetic systems, their role in energy transduction, and their complex biology. The 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Mitochondria and Chloroplasts will bring together established scientists and young researchers to present and discuss emerging aspects of organelle biology. It will have a strong focus on basic biological processes and an interdisciplinary nature that brings together scientists from the fungal, animal and plant communities. Specific sessions will be dedicated to organelle evolution, their gene expression systems, the import of proteins and their assembly into functioning complexes, signaling pathways and stress response, disintegration of organelles during aging and senescence, and how all these are being translated to agriculture and medicine.
Each session of the GRC on Mitochondria and Chloroplasts will be introduced by an expert Discussion Leader who will provide a general overview to integrate the research communities and stimulate conceptual discussions. Speakers with international recognition in the field will join young investigators and scientists who have not previously attended this conference. Shorter talks will be selected from abstracts to highlight emerging topics, especially from early-career researchers. Daily poster sessions will further enrich and stimulate interactions between participants and research communities. This GRC will be preceded by a GRS.