The presence of water in biological systems means that cold temperatures can be fatal for organisms. But many organisms have devised ways to stave off the deleterious effects of freezing temperatures. Recognizing biological motifs that prevent ice formation, scientists have developed artificial methods to keep living organisms viable under cryogenic conditions. Although the scientists exploring ice often point to cryopreservation as an application, few have significant contact with those actively seeking methods for cryopreservation. Likewise, practitioners of cryopreservation may not be aware of ongoing research that explores the molecular interactions of water and ice with materials used for cryopreservation. This workshop aims to convene molecular scientists with cryopreservation practitioners to identify and address grand challenges facing cryopreservation research from fundamental molecular science to applications for preservation of cells, tissue, organs, and organisms.
IMPORTANT: Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Tuesday through Saturday. Discounted lodging rates begin on Monday, June 19th. If you are planning to arrive on Sunday, you can stay at the Hampton Inn (970-547-4120) next to the airport and come up to Telluride first thing on Monday. You will receive a discount at the Hampton Inn by saying you are a TSRC scientist.
We wish to ensure an intimate workshop setting, with no more than 20 to 25 participants. If you are interested in attending, but have not received an invitation, please contact the workshop organizer before registering.
Telluride Science is about expanding the frontiers of science, exploring new ideas, and building collaborations. The workshop schedule will allow for substantial unstructured time for participants to talk and think. All participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the workshop. Scientists are encouraged to consider bringing family or friends. Telluride offers a number of options for children's camps (including Telluride Academy, Aha School for the Arts, and Pinhead Institute). There is more information on childcare, camps, and family activities on Telluride Science's website. Feel free to contact Telluride Science's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.
Workshop Price: $ 449.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 01/15/2023
A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 01/15/2023.
Cancellation Policy: Once a credit card has been charged, cancelled registrations will be subject to a cancellation fee. We will process registration fees beginning on January 15th, 2022
. If a payment of registration fees has been processed, a $25 cancellation fee will be retained from a registration refund. Lodging fee payments will be processed 60 days prior to arrival
, and a $100 cancellation fee will apply if cancellations occur after a lodging fee payment is completed. TSRC can only guarantee a refund for the remaining lodging fees if requested prior to the cancellation deadline that is specific to each lodging provider. TSRC always recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.