Protein science is a rapidly evolving area of research due to advances in both experimental and computational technologies that are providing unprecedented high-resolution structures together with new insights into mechanisms and functions. With the purpose of creating an interdisciplinary environment focusing on cutting-edge problems in protein research, the 2019 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Proteins will bring together students and postdocs that study proteins in cellular environments through the lens of cellular, biophysical, chemical, and computational methodologies.
Session topics of the 2019 GRS are Protein-folding (Design, Dynamics, Mechanisms); Protein-stability (Conformational Switching, Allostery, Dynamics of Large Proteins); Protein-signaling (Protein-Protein Interactions, Bioenergetics, Design); Protein-evolution (Biosynthesis Pathways, Degradation, Aggregation). We welcome applications about Protein topics not listed in this preliminary program and new ideas for session topics; final session topics will be available after September 1, 2019, to best reflect the interests of the attendees. A senior scientist will deliver a keynote lecture.
On Saturday night, there will be a informal event (attendance is optional) in which participants are paired, and then re-paired every few minutes, with a complementary partner (e.g. experimentalists with computationalists, and representative of different sub-disciplines in protein research) to teach each other about their science.
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 March 15, 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.