The Viruses and Cells 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.
Viruses have an enormous impact on their host organisms spanning every branch of the tree of life. Global efforts are continuously underway, from understanding viral life cycles in order to prevent virus infection to use them as molecular tools for our own benefit. This seminar will span the cutting-edge advances in different facets of basic and applied virology. GRS sessions will include, but will not be limited to, virus and cell interactions, pathogenesis, immune response, and new therapies to counteract virus attack. The meeting will intent to promote constructive discussions and networking amongst peers during and between sessions, in a congenial and informal setting.
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 February 12, 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.