The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Vascular Cell Biology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other emerging scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas amongst ourselves as well as with invited established investigators and professional mentors.
A functional blood vessel system requires dynamic coordination of vascular and non-vascular cells via a diverse array of cell signaling mechanisms; appreciation of these communication signals is crucial for the study of healthy and diseased vasculature. The 2019 Vascular Cell Biology Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will bring together dozens of emerging and established scientists in a two-day conference focused on frontiers in vascular cell signaling and communication. Designed to foster discussion and inspire scientific collaboration, this relaxed and informal meeting will highlight the innovative work of junior investigators alongside invited keynote talks by two senior vascular biology researchers. Attendees will be invited to consider new perspectives in vascular cell biology, as well as advanced technologies for studying the vasculature in health and disease including high-resolution microscopy, genome editing tools, and gene expression analyses among others. In addition, this year's GRS will feature a mentoring program that will enable attendees to interact directly with experts in grant writing, manuscript publication, career development, and biomedical startup capital.
The 2019 Vascular Cell Biology GRS promises an exciting program of research symposia, poster sessions, mentoring discussions, and social events to present a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge in vascular biology, interact with a strong and diverse network of colleagues, and help propel you forward in your professional journey. We look forward to seeing you at the GRS this January 2019!
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 October 19, 2018. 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.