The Synthetic Biology 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.
The field of synthetic biology creates fundamentally new cells, organisms, and biological functions reminiscent but distinct from those found in nature. The advances of recent years have moved beyond simple genetic circuitry and expanded their scope towards complex biological systems. Fueled by the advent of next-generation sequencing and affordable DNA synthesis, synthetic biology has the potential to revolutionize industries from medicine to manufacturing.
Though the field is poised to offer radical solutions to confront some of our most significant global challenges, critical developments in its practice remain before synthetic biology’s use as a truly predictive science. The Gordon Research Seminar will provide a forum for future leaders in the field to engage with these topics in an informal setting dedicated to fostering collaboration across disciplines and nationalities.
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 April 9, 2023. 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.