The Gordon Research Seminar on Photochemistry is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas. The seminar provides a welcoming environment that encourages collaboration, thoughtful discussion, and allows participants to build their professional network.
This meeting will encompass a broad range of disciplines within the photochemical umbrella, from novel molecules and materials to applications and recent developments in devices for solar energy conversion and storage, imaging, and biological processes. Topics will include, but not be limited to, photophysics, biological and medicinal photochemistry, organic and inorganic mechanistic photochemistry, green chemistry, spectroscopy, materials, applications, and solar energy.
The 2019 Photochemistry GRS will also feature a mentorship panel discussion on effective strategies in preparing for careers in science. This panel will be composed of a diverse group of Ph.D. scientists who have successful careers in varied areas of science (including both industry and academia) with the intention of demonstrating the large scope of opportunities available and providing insights into different career paths.
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 13, 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.
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.