The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Molecular Membrane Biology 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 innovative ideas. The GRS is an excellent opportunity to build collaborations and informal networks in a small and open atmosphere prior to the arrival of senior investigators at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) in Molecular Membrane Biology.
The focus of this meeting is to discuss the latest advances in membrane research, including organelle biogenesis, identity and interactions, membrane trafficking, and the physical basis of membrane fission and fusion, all with an emphasis on cutting-edge methodology. The meeting will feature a keynote lecture by Nobel laureate Dr. Randy Schekman, whose lab has and continues to fundamentally shape and expand our understanding of membrane biology while his initiatives such as eLife profoundly advance the scientific community. A mentorship component is included in the GRS program that will feature a panel of young group leaders to discuss the transitions from post-doc to PI.
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 April 13, 2019. 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.