The Three Dimensional Electron Microscopy 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.
Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) continues to enable breakthrough discoveries and pushes boundaries by capturing high-resolution structures of biological macromolecules in near-native states. The integration of machine learning methods with high-resolution imaging tools opens up exciting possibilities. This convergence of disciplines deepens our understanding of structural and cell biology, paving the way for breakthroughs in scientific research.
The GRS serves as a forum for trainees to highlight the latest advancements in cryo-EM and its applications in deciphering complex biological questions. Through engaging presentations, lively discussions, and interactive sessions, the seminar not only showcases unpublished scientific contributions, but also provides the opportunity to explore challenges in cryo-EM and discuss potential solutions.
Furthermore, the 3D-EM GRS facilitates mentorship opportunities, enabling experienced researchers to guide and inspire the next generation of scientists. Trainee moderators play a pivotal role in shaping the seminar by fostering active participation, ensuring that all attendees are engaged participants. Through mentorship and networking, the seminar aims to empower young researchers, providing them with the necessary tools and connections to advance their careers in the dynamic field of cryo-EM.
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 March 17, 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.