The 2021 Gordon Research Seminar on Neurotrophic Mechanisms in Health and Disease is the premier GRS associated with the Neurotrophic Factor GRC. This meeting provides an opportunity for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees engaged in neurotrophic factor research to gather and share their latest ideas, data, and cutting-edge methods.
This GRS encompasses a broad range of topics in neurobiology and other non-neuronal systems, and will feature presentations from graduate students and postdoctoral researchers aimed toward expanding the collective understanding of the functional role of neurotrophic factors in biology. The intimate and informal forum will provide trainees with an introduction to the topics covered in the Gordon Research Conference and is designed to foster a sense of community. Speakers will be selected from submitted abstracts, then one speaker will be elected by all attendees to speak at the Gordon Research Conference.
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 28, 2021. 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.