UCL Division of Biosciences


The 2019 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function

29 August 2019

The March 2019, Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Dendrites: Molecules, Structure and Function (GRS) took place at the Four Points Sheraton in sunny Ventura, CA, USA.

The 2019 GRS was chaired by our NPP postdoc Tommy Younts from Prof Angus Silver’s Lab. The GRS is a 2-day forum for graduate students and post-docs to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas before the more intense parent Gordon Conference. Tommy created a diverse and balanced program, bringing together over 60 participants from 10 countries from all over the world.

The program spanned a variety of perspectives and techniques with an emphasis on Dendrite and Synapse Organization Across Development, Dendrites in Neural Circuits and Disease, and Dendritic Integration and Computation. In addition, there were two engaging poster sessions, a networking social, and a Career Development panel that provided young investigators with a prospective “Hindsight 20/20” perspective on their developing careers. "The scientific presentations were truly outstanding as were the ensuing discussions, networking events, and learning opportunities. It was also a lot of fun!" Tommy said. "I'm extremely grateful to our financial supporters that made this GRS a success! NPP's contribution helped defray registration and travel expenses for invited graduate student Speakers and Discussion Leaders. Many, many, many thanks!"


The next Gordon Research Seminar and Conference on Dendrites in 2021 is in Tuscany Italy.