The Gordon Research Seminar on Plasminogen Activation and Extracellular Proteolysis 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 meeting will focus on recent bench findings and their translation into therapeutics. Presentations will cover but are not limited to plasminogen activator and proteases in cardiovascular and thrombotic disorders, metabolic disease and aging, neurological and cerebrovascular diseases, immunological disorders, tissue remodeling and regeneration, trauma, and cancer. Bringing together a multidisciplinary background of scientists from different countries, the GRS will be a platform for young investigators to interact with senior scientists and faculties to discuss their research and build professional networks.
There will be a special session composed of:
1- A keynote speaker addressing emerging techniques in the study of the plasminogen activation system and their impact on the development of new therapeutics.
2- A mentoring session: preparing for a career after your Ph.D. or Postdoc. This session is designed to help graduate students and postdocs choose a suitable career path after their training. Panelists will be from both academia and industry.
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 November 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.