The Gordon Research Seminar on Molecular Mechanisms in Evolution 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.
Evolution shapes the molecular mechanisms underlying life, while the same molecular mechanisms concurrently shape the potential outcomes of evolution. What are the principles that dictate the interplay of molecular and evolutionary processes? This GRS will bring together early-career researchers who study the mechanisms underlying evolutionary change to address this question and continue the ongoing synthesis between molecular and evolutionary biology. Scientists who use theoretical and computational models of evolution, comparative genomics across the tree of life, laboratory experimental evolution, and molecular techniques to study the process and outcomes of evolution in natural populations will all make an impactful contribution to this conference. The 21st century challenges we face in advancing our understanding of basic and applied sciences (cancer, antimicrobial resistance, and biological responses to global environmental change) require interdisciplinary approaches. This seminar will facilitate the intellectual and integrative discourse necessary to develop such approaches and, in turn, address such challenges.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 12, 2021. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.