The Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology 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scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages.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.
The 2024 Gordon Research Conference on Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology will bring together neuroscientists from academia and industry to discuss the latest breakthroughs in the study of the nervous system. As the tradition of this GRC, the conference will focus on molecular and cellular approaches to study nervous system development, neuronal circuit formation and function, and neurological diseases. The conference will also feature recent technological innovations for studying these scientific questions. Scientific sessions will cover recent discoveries on the development of the nervous system, synaptic function, neural circuits underlying cognitive functions, and molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurological diseases including neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders. Again, as the tradition of this GRC, a major goal of this conference is to bring leading neuroscientists from Asia, North America, Europe and the rest of the world to communicate exciting science and to foster new collaborations through formal scientific sessions as well as during informal interactions. To promote the next generation of neuroscientists, short talks will be selected from abstracts submitted by students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty members. This GRC will be preceded by a Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, which will feature a keynote speaker and be open only to students and postdoctoral fellows. The GRS will serve as a forum for trainees to broaden their peer network and will complement the GRC in bringing together scientists from around the world to discuss and identify new directions in molecular and cellular neurobiology.
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 August 30, 2023. Please check back for updates.