The Gordon Research Seminar on Multiscale Plant Vascular 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 cutting edge ideas.
This first ever Multiscale Vascular Plant Biology GRS will bring together young international scientists interested in plant vascular biology from an array of disciplines, including physiology, anatomy, development, evolution, ecology, genetics, forestry and agriculture. The focus of this meeting is to cross traditional disciplinary lines to discuss and better understand vascular biology in the context of changing environmental conditions over multiple time-scales: instantaneous, diurnal, seasonal, anthropogenic and evolutionary. Through poster and oral presentations, the 2018 GRS will feature new, unpublished progress on multiscale vascular plant biology, covering topics from the cell to the ecosystem.
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 16, 2018. 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.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by April 16, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Megan Bartlett (Princeton University, USA)
Robert Skelton (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
Martin Venturas (University of Utah, USA)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts