The Gordon Research Seminar on Mutagenesis is a unique forum that provides an exemplary opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, and young scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present their new and ongoing research.
The focus of this seminar is to bring together young researchers from diverse experimental backgrounds prior to the main conference and provide them with an opportunity to exchange ideas, foster professional relationships with others in the field, and discuss career paths and future goals. All attendees are encouraged to present posters of their ongoing, current, and unpublished work. Scientific talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. A portion of the GRS will focus on professional development, with a career panel comprised of scientists from different backgrounds including academia, industry, and members of funding agencies, who will be invited to share their journey and insight into career development.
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 23, 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 23, 2018. Please check back for updates.
Sergei Mirkin (Tufts University, USA)
"Genome Instability Mediated by Simple DNA Repeats"
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Gregory Williams (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "What's Next? Discovering the Post-PhD Career Landscape"
Dana Branzei (IFOM, The FIRC Institute for Molecular Oncology Foundation, Italy)
Josep Forment (AstraZeneca, United Kingdom)
Brian Plosky (Molecular Cell, Cell Press, USA)