The Tissue Microstructure Imaging 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 Tissue Microstructure Imaging GRC is devoted to exploring multimodal approaches to imaging tissue at the cellular level. Techniques ranging from microscopy to ultrasound to MRI are critically discussed, and applied to diverse fields of biology, neuroscience and medicine. Due to the particularly broad range of techniques and their applications represented by the senior researchers, there exists a danger for the attending trainees to become intimidated and disengaged. The GRS is meant to help the trainees become familiar with the different imaging methods, their assumptions and pitfalls, strengths and weaknesses. We hope to create an interactive and supportive environment at the GRS which would allow graduate and postdoctoral researchers to ask questions and learn from their peers in a less formal setting, and increase trainee participation in the GRC. The GRS provides an amazing opportunity for early-career researchers to present their work, discuss methods and share ideas with peers working on the frontlines of imaging research. We will create a diverse and engaging program from the submitted abstracts with balanced representation from different imaging modalities. We believe the GRS will provide an unparalleled educational and scientific experience resulting in interdisciplinary collaborations between trainees who represent the future of imaging research.
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.