- Amygdala in Health & Disease
July 28 - August 2, 2013
website: http://grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=amygdalaApplication DeadlineApplications for this meeting must be submitted by June 30, 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.Related Meeting InformationThe Amygdala in Health & Disease Gordon Research Conference will be held in conjunction with the Amygdala in Health & Disease Gordon Research Seminar. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Please refer to the Amygdala in Health & Disease GRS web page for more information.
Interest in the amygdala, a brain structure known to play a pivotal role in emotional processes, has increased considerably in recent years. Rapid progress has been made in elucidating the cellular and molecular plasticity mechanisms involved in the acquisition and expression of conditioned fear using animal models. Notably, some of these same plasticity mechanisms can become maladaptive and lead to disease. Indeed, a growing body of clinical evidence implicates the amygdala in a range of affective disorders, including anxiety, depression, phobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and autism. There is also growing appreciation that the amygdala plays a critical role in appetitive behaviors, and amygdala dysfunction has been implicated in drug and alcohol addiction.Amygdala in Health & DiseaseGordon Research SeminarUnderstanding Functions of the Amygdala: Emerging Concepts and Implicationswebsite: http://grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=grs_amyg
July 27-28, 2013
Easton, MAApplication DeadlineApplications for this meeting must be submitted by June 29, 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application as soon as possible. The speaker application deadline is typically 4 months before the start of the meeting, but may vary at the discretion of the Chair. Please refer to the Application Instructions section below for more details (if available).
The Gordon Research Seminar on Amygdala in Health & Disease is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
Given that the amygdala has been implicated in variety of mental disorders from anxiety to addiction, it is essential to have a forum where young researchers can be part of the discussion on the current progress of the field.
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Amygdala Health and Disease will offer graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and other scientists with comparable levels of experience an opportunity to discuss their newest data and methods in an informal, non-intimidating environment.
In addition this GRS will provide the atmosphere for young experts from different disciplines and with various skill sets to brainstorm, network and build solid scientific relations in order to develop collaborative and productive research programs to promote the advancement of the field.
The GRS on Amygdala Health and Disease will highlight a broad range of topics, such as the cellular and molecular mechanisms contributing to amygdala-driven behaviors and disease models involving this brain area. This seminar will include approximately 8 talks and 2 poster sessions, all contributed by young researchers. Oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts submitted for poster presentation. In addition, this GRS will offer a mentorship session where leaders in the field will provide insight into major career transitions.
Sincerely yours, Seda Gyonjyan, member of Young Biologists Association NGO
- Genes & BehaviorEmerging Model Species, Technologies and Analyses Facilitating Integrative ResearchFebruary 9-14, 2014
Galveston, TXWebsite: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=genesRelated Meeting InformationThe Genes & Behavior Gordon Research Conference was held in conjunction with the Genes & Behavior Gordon Research Seminar. Please refer to the Genes & Behavior GRS web page for more information.
In 2014, the sixth Gordon Research Conference and associated GRS on Genes and Behavior will continue the tradition of bringing together both leading and beginning researchers focusing on investigating behavior in model genetic systems and model behavioral systems. The Conference and Seminar will focus on topics at the interface of behavior, neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, and evolution and will emphasize the theme of emerging model species, technologies and analyses facilitating integrative research. Talks will cover the use of sequenced genomes across established and emerging organismal models (invertebrates to humans), integration of experimental contexts (field versus laboratory), newly accessibly phenotypes (solitary behavior to social interactions), genetic networks, and levels of analysis (gene, brain, physiology, and populations). Bioinformaticians, behavioral biologists, molecular geneticists, systems biologists, evolutionary biologists and neuroscientists are represented among the speakers so that different perspectives can be evaluated. Ample time is provided for brainstorming. Junior scientists and graduate students are invited to present their work in poster format and exchange ideas with leaders in the field. Some poster presenters will be selected for short talks. The goal, of course, is to better understand how genetics influences the development and expression of normal behavior and disorders. All of the invited speakers and discussion leaders are experts in their fields. Special attention has been given to achieving gender balance and to include experts from the diverse disciplines that must be represented to achieve a broadly based understanding of the influences of genes on behavior. The associated Gordon Research Seminar is being organized by and for graduate students and postdocs, with mentorship from a core of senior participants in the main Conference, with the goal of nurturing and preparing junior scientists so they can participate actively and effectively in the main GRC.Genes & Behavior (GRS)Gordon Research SeminarStudying Behavior Through a Cross-Disciplinary Integration of TechniquesFebruary 8-9, 2014
Galveston, TXWebsite: http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2014&program=grs_genesRelated Meeting InformationThe Genes & Behavior Gordon Research Seminar was held in conjunction with the Genes & Behavior Gordon Research Conference. Please refer to the Genes & Behavior GRC web page for more information.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Genes & Behavior is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The meeting will focus on recent findings and new technologies associated with the molecular, neurobiological and evolutionary mechanics of behavior. We aim to unite researchers exploring a diverse array of systems, ranging from lab based, genetic approaches to natural studies of heritable behavior with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary work that integrates multiple fields and methods.