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Microbial Adhesion & Signal Transduction (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Microbial Behaviors in Complex Communities and Host Environments

Dates

July 22-23, 2017

Location

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI Site Information

Organizers

Chairs:
Salim T. Islam & Bevin McGeever

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 24, 2017. 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 by April 22, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description

Overview

The Gordon Research Seminar on Microbial Adhesion and Signal Transduction is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present as well as discuss novel and cutting-edge research on microbial interactions, communication, and pathogenesis.

The focus of this multidisciplinary meeting is to explore the latest unpublished findings involving cell- and community-level interactions undertaken by microbes, the systems responsible, and the downstream effects on environmental persistence and host pathogenesis. Participants actively engaged in research will have the opportunity to present their latest findings and novel methodologies by oral or poster presentation with input and discussion from their contemporaries as well as experts in the field.

Application Instructions

The meeting 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 Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 22, 2017. 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 Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Microbial Adhesion & Signal Transduction" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.

Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by May 22, 2017. Please check back for updates.

Speakers

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
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