The Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Agriculture and Food Systems GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
This meeting will include three seminar sessions to cover interrelated categories of topics that pertain to the role of nanomaterials on overcoming current challenges associated with sustainable food production and agricultural practices, food safety and quality monitoring, and food security. We welcome research from a broad aspect of scientific topics related to: 1) nanomaterial design and synthesis rules for sustainable agricultural applications; 2) advances in nanomaterial applications in food systems; 3) advances in nanomaterial applications (eg., sensors, carriers, remediation, etc.) in agriculture, plant, and animal sciences. These sessions will include in-depth discussions on the topics presented and how such contributions can lead to a sustainable future of nanoparticles in agriculture and food systems. An additional fourth session will be held in the form of a workshop or panel as a career development resource for the participants of the seminar.
The format of this meeting will include three to four speakers per session with allocated time for discussion (Q&A), poster sessions to accommodate all participants, and many encounter opportunities to network during social events.
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 17, 2024. 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.