The Salt and Water Stress in Plants GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
Recent advancements in plant research have unveiled intriguing insights into the mechanisms governing plant responses to salt and water stress. These studies have shed light on the intricate molecular pathways that plants employ to adapt and thrive under challenging environmental conditions. By uncovering novel genetic components, signaling cascades, and physiological adaptations, these discoveries not only deepen our understanding of plant stress resilience but also hold promising implications for enhancing crop productivity and sustainability in the face of changing climates. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to learn about the captivating and groundbreaking research you have been conducting in the realm of plant responses to salt and water stress. Your insights and contributions promise to enrich the discourse, foster collaboration, and further our collective understanding of these vital challenges in plant biology. We are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse environment where every participant's perspective and contribution is valued and respected.
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 May 19, 2024. 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.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by June 25, 2024. Please check back for updates.
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Natanella Illouz-Eliaz (The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, United States)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Navigating Your Career - Insights and Perspectives"
Moises Exposito-Alonso (University of California Berkeley, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, United States)
Maheshi Dassanayake (Louisiana State University, United States)
Thomas Juenger (University of Texas at Austin, United States)