- BiopolymersJune 6-11, 2010
Salve Regina University
Newport, RIApplication DeadlineApplications for this meeting must be submitted by May 16, 2010. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Applications will still be accepted for oversubscribed meetings. However, they will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.Sincerely yours, Seda Gyonjyan, member of Young Biologists Association NGO
The focus of the 2010 Biopolymers Gordon Research Conference will be on understanding fundamental physical-chemical properties of biopolymers including their structures, folding, dynamics, stability, and interactions. The meeting will assemble leaders in the biopolymers field with junior scientists, postdocs and students in a five-day conference to discuss current approaches to elucidating the structures, function and folding of biopolymers and their complexes. The conference plays a unique role in fostering interdisciplinary interactions among scientists who apply a breadth of techniques to understanding a number of distinct systems. In addition to a keynote address that will be delivered by Dr. Peter Wright, the 2010 schedule includes the following exciting scientific sessions: RNA Structure, Folding and Dynamics; Molecular Machines Acting on Nucleic Acids; Binding, Allostery and Dynamics; Proteins from Birth to Death; Biopolymers by Design; Membrane Proteins: Structure, Folding and Function; Folding and Unfolding, Order and Disorder; and Amyloid (Death by Misfolding). The sessions have been designed so that each topic is addressed using a range of approaches and techniques including simulation, NMR spectroscopy, single molecule measurements, x-ray crystallography and traditional solution methods. As with all Gordon Research Conferences the Biopolymers conference will provide ample opportunities for informal interactions in the afternoons and evenings. Poster sessions will provide a venue for graduate students and postdocs to discuss their research with leaders in the field.Brain Energy Metabolism & Blood FlowAugust 22-27, 2010
Andover, NHApplication DeadlineApplications for this meeting must be submitted by August 1, 2010. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Applications will still be accepted for oversubscribed meetings. However, they will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
Brain blood flow and metabolism are vital to the normal mammalian nervous system and provide the basis of functional brain imaging. Over the last decade, dramatic progress has been made in molecular biology, biophysics and genetics that impact on the understanding of brain energy metabolism, neural organization, cell signaling and vascular regulation. In addition, new technologies now enable measures to be made of blood flow and metabolism in the brain with high spatial and temporal resolutions. The stage is set for the use of the methodological progress to address fundamental issues related to the organization of brain function, blood flow, and metabolic activity. We strongly believe that progress in this field will drive new discoveries in the experimental and clinical neurosciences and impact on the diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other neurodegenerative disorders. Every second year, the Gordon research conferences on Brain Energy Metabolism and Blood Flow are devoted to presentations of frontline research of brain metabolism, cell signaling, cell-cell interactions and vascular regulation in the neurovascular unit of normal and injured brains. This 4th conference provides a unique opportunity for experts and novices alike to exchange state-of-the-art experiences with methods, concepts and issues, and to outline collaborative approaches to their resolution. Among these important issues the mechanisms underlying consciousness remain at the forefront of neuroscience. For the 4th GRC on Brain Energy Metabolism and Blood Flow, the general theme is the experimental examination of the relations between oxygen, blood flow, and mitochondrial regulation of brain functions in health and aging.
- 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.