The Cell Biology of Metals GRC is a premier, international scientific conference focused on advancing the frontiers of science through the presentation of cutting-edge and unpublished research, prioritizing time for discussion after each talk and fostering informal interactions among scientists of all career stages. The conference program includes a diverse range of speakers and discussion leaders from institutions and organizations worldwide, concentrating on the latest developments in the field. The conference is five days long and held in a remote location to increase the sense of camaraderie and create scientific communities, with lasting collaborations and friendships. In addition to premier talks, the conference has designated time for poster sessions from individuals of all career stages, and afternoon free time and communal meals allow for informal networking opportunities with leaders in the field.
The Gordon Research Conference (GRC) series on the “Cell Biology of Metals" consistently brings together an exceptional community of research scientists and physicians to share and discuss the latest breakthroughs in the field of metal homeostasis. The 10th meeting of this preeminent conference series will span a diversity of scientific interests from genetics, biochemistry, structural biology, and inorganic chemistry, to proteomics, metallomics and bioinformatics, microbial pathogenesis, and clinical translational medicine. Session topics will focus on the acquisition, trafficking, regulation, reactivity and utilization of metals in proteins, cells, tissues, and organisms from microbes to humans, and the role of metals in physiology, disease, and host-pathogen interactions. In addition, the impact of biological metals in the environment and their effect on human health will be discussed. The conference format will include keynote presentations, research talks from junior and senior investigators, selected poster talks, poster sessions, and informal scientific discussions, to promote open communication, constructive mentoring, and cross-disciplinary collaborations between established investigators and trainees. The conference strives to include a diverse group of presenters and attendees who bring a wide swath of perspectives and backgrounds to sustain the healthy growth and diversification of this significant and rapidly expanding field. As metal acquisition and homeostasis greatly impacts human health and disease as well as microbial pathogenesis, the ultimate goal of this conference series is to determine the pathological mechanisms underlying dysfunctional metal metabolism in order to advance the development of cutting-edge diagnostic approaches and therapeutic treatments for metal-related diseases and disorders.
The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include 9 sessions and the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. Please check back regularly for updates to this information.