Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Dear APECS Friends,

Join us for an exciting Young Scientist meeting this summer: the Gordon Research Seminar “Marine Molecular Ecology” at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from July 22-23, 2017!

Entitled “Molecular Insights into Marine Ecological Interactions from Micro to Macro Scales”, the seminar focuses on cross-disciplinary studies of interactions between all domains of marine life and the ecological impact of climate change. Focal topics include molecular adaptations to changing oceans, marine holobiont functioning, symbioses, chemical signaling, metabolic exchange, co-evolutionary dynamics, and virus-host ecology (

In addition to oral/poster sessions where everyone can present and discuss their research, we’ll have two exciting talks by senior scientists: the Keynote Presentation by Rebecca Vega Thurber ("Tracking the Dynamic Roles of the Microbiome and Virome in 250 Million Years of Coral Evolution") as well as a dedicated Mentorship Session with Jed Fuhrman (“Where Marine Microbiology is Going and Advice on How to Get There”).

The seminar offers multiple benefits for young scientists: getting experience in scientific presentation, an informal atmosphere which is ideal for networking and discussion, and vital guidance on career development and hot topics in marine sciences through the Mentorship Component. The seminar is followed by a prestigious Gordon Conference, which everyone should definitely attend as well - two exciting conferences on Marine Molecular Ecology at a fantastic meeting venue overlooking the ocean! A real advantage of Gordon conferences is their small size, with everyone staying/eating at the same place: this guarantees plenty of networking opportunities and social exchange. Last but not least: meals, lodging and sea view are included in the registration fee!

For registration and further details, please visit

Looking forward to see you in Hong Kong!GRS2017

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