2019 Neural Crest & Cranial Placodes Gordon Research Conference & Seminar

April 13, 2019 - April 19, 2019
Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, near Barga, Italy

Gordon Research Seminar: April 13-14, 2019

The GRS on Neural Crest & Cranial Placodes 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.

Gordon Research Conference: April 14-19, 2019
Development, Disease and Evolution: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Neural Crest and Cranial Placodes

Anyone doing research on the neural crest, cranial placodes, their derivatives or associated diseases or birth defects, will be very welcome to present their work in the form of a poster. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for both meetings. 13 speakers and 3 discussion leaders for the GRS, and 16 speakers for the GRC, will be selected from poster abstracts submitted to the respective meetings by January 13, 2019, based on the scientific topic, and also considering minority, gender and disability status.

Speaker/discussion leader abstract deadline: January 13, 2019
General application deadline: March 16, 2019

Short talk speaker abstract deadline: January 13, 2019
General application deadline: March 17, 2019

Funding Opportunities:

The Chairs of both the GRS and GRC are actively fund-raising to be able to contribute as far as possible towards the registration and/or travel costs of all junior scientists selected as speakers or discussion leaders.

The Gordon Research Conferences organization’s Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship provides an opportunity for underrepresented minority graduate students, postdocs or faculty to receive financial assistance to attend their first GRC (

The Gordon Research Conferences organization’s Predominantly Undergraduate Institution Fellowship Program provides a unique opportunity for research-active faculty teaching at predominantly undergraduate institutions in the USA to attend GRCs. The GRC Chair may nominate up to 2 eligible candidates for a $600 award toward attending a GRC.

The Gordon Research Conferences organization’s Carl Storm International Diversity Fellowship Program allows the GRC Chair to nominate one eligible graduate student/postdoc from a country in Africa, Central America or South America, or from China, India, Russia or Ukraine, for a $1,250 award toward attending a GRC. Nominees must be graduate students or postdocs who are citizens of and currently reside/work in one of the eligible countries as defined above. (A nominee may hold citizenship from one eligible country and reside/work in a different eligible country.) Previous recipients of the CSID Fellowship are not eligible.

Last Updated 01/30/2019