This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
The 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation will be the ninth in a biennial series that began in 2004. The 2020 meeting will discuss the newest findings on the basic mechanisms that underlie the expression of RNAs, starting from their synthesis by RNA polymerases to their translation and destruction in the cytoplasm. The overall aim is to understand the multifaceted roles for RNA in physiology, development and genetic diseases. Areas of emphasis will include cross-talk between steps in RNA processing, mechanisms of splicing and 3' end processing, RNA localization and decay, translational control and how alterations in RNA regulation contribute to human disease. Emphasis will also be given to cutting-edge computational and experimental approaches. An important goal of the meeting is to foster interactions between academic and industrial scientists that lead to the identification of novel drug targets and facilitate their development.
The meeting will include approximately 40 invited speakers from academia and industry representing a variety of post-transcriptional control topics in nine sessions. In addition, short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts. Four late afternoon poster sessions will ensure that the science of every participant will be discussed in depth. The overall attendance will be limited to ~180 participants. Sessions will generally have 4-6 speakers each.