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Bacterial Cell Surfaces (GRC) - Altering the Bacterial Cell Envelope: Shaping Fitness in Response to the Host and Environment

COVID-19 Update:

This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC’s highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.

The 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Bacterial Cell Surfaces will present cutting-edge research on the molecular and cellular aspects of the structure and function of the bacterial cell envelope and surface. The conference will bring together an international group of researchers who are key contributors to the field of cell envelope biology. The sessions will highlight late-breaking discoveries in:

  • cell division and morphogenesis
  • peptidoglycan metabolism
  • membrane dynamics
  • surface polymers
  • protein transport and secretion
  • signal sensing and stress responses
  • antimicrobials targeting cell envelope processes
  • how the bacterial surface influences polymicrobial and host-microbe interactions.

The conference will feature a diverse group of scientists and will include both established and early-stage investigators, who are at the forefront of their fields. Short talks will be selected from submitted abstracts and will feature junior scientists (graduate students, post-docs).

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 31, 2020.

Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants through the GRC Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship Program.

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