The Gordon Research Seminar on Salt and Water Stress in Plants 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.
Research on salt and water stress in plants is an increasingly important topic of study considering the effects global climate change has on our growing world population. This GRS will be a great opportunity for young researchers to gain insights in recent scientific advances leading to novel salt and water stress tolerance mechanisms. This GRS will have four sessions:
- Exploring plant diversity in stress-prone environments
- The genomic basis of abiotic stress
- From roots to shoots: plant responses to salt and water stress from cellular to whole-plant level
- Science with impact: moving from the lab to the field
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 29, 2020. 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.