The Gordon Research Seminar on Organellar Channels and Transporters is a unique forum that enables the brightest young scientists, including graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education, to present and exchange new data and cutting-edge ideas in a highly-motivating and hospitable environment. This seminar aims to bring together scientists from the animal and plant fields, with similar challenges and interests, to promote transfer of knowledge between the different communities.
The focus of this meeting is on the most recent progress in new technologies in understanding the dynamics and physiology of organellar ion channels and transporters. The discussion topics include, but are not limited to, high-resolution structures of intracellular ion channels/ transporters, optical imaging of organellar inter-communications, and their applications in basic research, drug design, and preclinical studies. The meeting program will begin with an inspiring keynote lecture followed by presentation sessions from young researchers to discuss important contributions to these fields. Additionally, a career panel on the second day of the meeting will provide an excellent platform for young scientists to discuss key topics for jump-starting their careers, extending from scientific independence and grant applications to time management strategies (work and personal). GRS participants are highly encouraged to attend the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Organellar Channels and Transporters that will take place immediately following the GRS.
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 May 3, 2019. 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.