This Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) brings together early-career scientists from graduate students to junior faculty members in the field of RNA nanotechnology. The seminar offers participants an exceptional environment to discuss their latest research, exchange ideas, initiate collaborations, and network with peers.
The 2019 RNA Nanotechnology Gordon Research Seminar will focus on four pillars of RNA nanotechnology: structure, diagnostics, therapeutics, and delivery. RNA nanotechnology is promising for the development of new therapeutic and diagnostic strategies for life-threatening diseases. Topics that will be covered in keynote, oral, and poster presentations include RNA structural studies, RNA-based sensors, RNA therapeutics, delivery vehicles, and extracellular vesicles. In particular, the seminar will focus on the unique challenges and benefits of RNA nanotechnology.
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 October 12, 2018. 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.