Bacterial resistance to antibiotics remains a significant global public health problem. The discovery and development of new antibacterials is a challenging endeavor and requires strong collaborations between researchers in diverse fields. This meeting provides a unique forum for a diverse cohort of early-career scientists (graduate students, post-docs) to network, collaborate, and build their expertise in the realm of antibacterial drug discovery. Through a series of oral and poster presentations, attendees will expand their knowledge on current challenges, learn traditional and alternative approaches to discovering new antibacterials, and discuss methods to address issues that impede translation of lead molecules from the bench to the clinic. Trainees will have the opportunity to interact closely with their peers and senior investigators to receive valuable feedback on research presented at the meeting. The GRS will conclude with an interactive panel featuring an expert in the field discussing different career paths that can arise from antibacterial drug discovery.
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 December 5, 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.