The Gordon Research Seminar on Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering 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.
The scientific focus of this seminar will be highlighting multidisciplinary research that uses novel techniques for studying different musculoskeletal cell and tissue types as well as biological and engineering approaches to treating disease and injury. Building on and integrating with the theme of the associated GRC, this seminar will also focus on progression of research careers for emerging investigators. Specifically, the boundaries and interfaces young investigators encounter and the strategic thinking required to navigate them for both scientific and personal growth will be emphasised. To support the professional development goals of the GRS, established researchers in academia, government, industry, and the clinic will share their insight on new directions in the field and on success in maintaining successful research programs in diverse environments. Additionally, an Early-Career PI on our Career Development Panel will provide invaluable insight into the challenges faced by new PIs as modern academics. Overall, this meeting aims to support young scientists by providing scientific inspiration and mentorship to catalyze career progression.
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 May 6, 2022. 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.