Abstract deadline approaches for Gordon Research Seminar on Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets
The Gordon Research Seminar on the Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes & Platelets, will be held from 23rd – 24th February 2019, just prior to the associated Gordon Research Conference (GRC) (February 24th to March 1st, 2019) at Hotel Galvez, 2024 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, United States.
The Cell Biology of Megakaryocytes and Platelets GRS 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 focus of this meeting is to bring together our understanding of the processes involved in the development of the megakaryocyte and platelet cell lineage and how these cells can contribute to health and disease. Submission of abstracts covering work from a range of topics including but not limited to megakaryocyte lineage development, platelet signalling, the role of platelets in disease and immunity, new therapeutic approaches to diseases involving the megakaryocyte and platelet lineage and new techniques to investigate platelet and megakaryocyte function are all welcome.
This GRS meeting will provide young investigators a unique platform for presentation and active discussion of their latest and most innovative work. Researchers will be encouraged to discuss ongoing challenges and to develop an extensive international network to establish future collaborations between the fields of megakaryocyte and platelet biology.
The deadline for abstracts to be considered for an oral presentation is November 23, 2018. 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. The final deadline for applications for this meeting is January 26, 2019.
The key note speaker is Cedric Ghevaert (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom), a leading expert in the area of platelet production in culture, a relatively novel technology that holds great promise for solving major obstacles in transfusion medicine and drug delivery
Through a Mentorship Component, this GRS will also provide young investigators with valuable career advice from experts who conduct basic and translational research both within and outside of academia. Panel members include:
- Zhen Gu (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
- Kellie Machlus (Harvard Medical School, USA)
- Wolfgang Bergmeier (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)
- Elizabeth Gardiner (Australian National University, Australia)
The seminar will feature approximately 10 selected 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.
For more details and information on how to apply please visit: https://www.grc.org/cell-biology-of-megakaryocytes-and-platelets-grs-conference/2019/