The goal of the Gordon Research Seminar on Muscle: Excitation-Contraction Coupling is to bring together students, postdocs and other early career researchers who share an interest in EC Coupling science. The GRS is organized by early career scientists and designed to promote the exchange of specialized expertise and discuss innovative results in a welcoming and relaxed environment. This interaction is necessary to create fruitful collaborations and most importantly, to push beyond our current understanding of muscle physiology and pathophysiology.
The 2019 Muscle EC Coupling GRS will integrate the latest cutting-edge concepts and approaches to studying EC coupling from the field’s junior investigators. The program will encompass a range of topics related to EC coupling, including structure/function of ion channels, regulation of compartmental calcium handling and mechanisms of pathophysiology in muscle disease. This two-day meeting will consist of four sessions; starting with a Keynote Lecture, presented by Dr. Susan Treves from University Hospital Basel, Switzerland - a distinguished EC coupling scientist with experience in basic and applied research. The two Scientific Sessions will be the core of the program, consisting of oral presentations and poster sessions. Speakers and session chairs will be selected from abstracts submitted by early career scientists The last session will be the Mentorship Component, which will give attendees the opportunity to seek advice on issues such as funding success and transitioning to the next stage of your career from a panel of established scientists.
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 February 18, 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.