This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
Microorganisms metabolize and grow on a variety of one-carbon compounds including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, formate, methanol, methane, methylamines and methylthiols. The microbial metabolisms of one-carbon (C1) compounds are major metabolisms sustaining the global carbon cycle, which is important in marine and terrestrial environments. The microorganisms and their associated enzymes involved in the global carbon cycle attract both fundamental and applied interests due to the unique structure and function of key C1 metabolic enzymes and the fact that certain substrates, products, or intermediates of C1 metabolic pathways, such as carbon dioxide and methane, are potent green-house gasses. In addition, C1 metabolisms such as syngas fermentations are promising biological processes for biotechnological applications. The 2020 C1-Gordon Research Conference will highlight the most recent research on the aspects of microbial one-carbon metabolism and the enzymes involved in the global carbon cycle, including microbial CO2 fixation, photorespiration, chemolithoautotrophy, acetogenesis, methanogenesis, aerobic and anaerobic methane oxidation, microbial diversity, evolution in ecosystems and synthetic systems. Innovative applications of C1 metabolism in industrial processes will also be presented.
As in previous editions of this long-running meeting, the 2020 conference, with its associated GRS, will bring together early career and senior researchers and academics from the C1 research community. Investigators new to the field are encouraged to apply. The GRC format, with extensive discussions, interactive poster sessions, and informal gatherings in the afternoons and evenings, will provide an ideal setting for investigators from different fields and generations, to exchange ideas, brainstorm, and discuss opportunities for collaboration.