The Neurobiology of Brain Disorders 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.
The 2023 Neurobiology of Brain Disorders GRS entitled “Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases” will precede the GRC (August 3-4) and enhance the overall conference. Graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education come together in a highly stimulating and inclusive environment to discuss their current research and build informal networks that may lead to a lifetime of collaboration and scientific achievement. The 2023 Neurobiology of Brain Disorders Chairs are Amanda McQuade (University of California, San Francisco) and Yizhou Yu (University of Cambridge). The meeting will focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, including AD, PD, HD, FTD, and ALS. This meeting will give students, postdocs, and early investigators the opportunity to discuss their research on topics including genetics, immune mechanisms, lysosomal biology, autophagy, epigenetic changes, intracellular mechanisms, protein processing and intercellular interactions with a particular emphasis on translational research. This seminar will conclude with an interactive Q&A session with leaders in the field to discuss their career paths and grant writing experiences.
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 April 28, 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.