This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
During the 2020 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation early-career scientists will discuss ideas and data at the forefront of post-transcriptional gene regulation. This conference aims to provide a unique opportunity for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, interact with colleagues, establish collaborations and shape the field. It is a great opportunity to network with junior colleagues and senior investigators at the associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC) from all over the world. All the talks and session leaders will be selected from abstracts submitted by junior scientists. In addition, attendees will benefit from a career panel representing a diverse range of scientific careers and trajectories (e.g. academia, industry, journal editing, etc.) to explore different paths to potential future careers.
The 2020 GRS will convene approximately 15 speakers representing key areas of emerging roles of RNA in gene regulation. The seminar will focus on new mechanisms of post-transcriptional gene regulation. Such as, new mechanisms to regulate classical mRNA processing, new or unusual post-transcriptional RNA processing steps, unprecedented coupling or crosstalk between RNA processing steps, novel roles of ncRNAs in post-transcriptional gene regulation and disease-specific mechanisms. Trainees working on these and other aspects of RNA-mediated gene regulation are invited to submit an abstract describing their unpublished work. All talks will be chosen from abstract submissions. The poster sessions will allow all participants that submitted abstracts to present their research and get feedback from their peers. The overall goal of the GRS is to create a collegial, inclusive and trainee-focused environment to facilitate the scientific and career development of seminar attendees.
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 11, 2020. 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.