The Gordon Research Seminar on RNA Nanotechnology 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 environment encourages discussion and growth of young scientists working towards fundamental research goals in the development of the field of RNA nanotechnology.
The 2021 GRS will focus on major areas pertaining to the design of RNA into rationally designed nanostructures. Sessions will follow the developmental pipeline from computational and structural design to use in applications as diagnostics, therapeutics, and materials. Challenges facing the field, including the cellular delivery of these formulations and the immune stimulation of nucleic acid-based nanostructures, will also be explored. The schedule will include talks on research findings as well as poster presentations to drive discussion on these topics and beyond.
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 9, 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.