The Gordon Research Seminar on Sleep Regulation and Function 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 focus of this meeting is on the mechanisms and functions of sleep from the molecular, cellular, and circuit/systems levels. The goal of this meeting is to enhance our understanding of sleep through basic and translational research and exploration of various models of sleep, from insects to humans. Sessions speakers will be chosen from submitted abstracts and will highlight topics not previously covered at the GRS, such as the role of glia in sleep, peripheral and metabolic regulation of sleep, and sleep changes in the context of disease states. With a senior mentor, we will also discuss academic career development, including starting your own lab, securing funding, and collaboration.
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 December 12, 2021. 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.