Workshop Details
Cryopreservation grand challenges: fundamental molecular science to applications
06/27/2021 - 07/01/2021
Meeting Description:

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.

Notes:

Participants should be aware that this workshop runs Sunday through Thursday. Discounted lodging rates end after Wednesday night. If your flight is on Friday out of Montrose, we recommend having dinner in Telluride on Thursday night and taking Telluride Express to Montrose after dinner. TSRC scientists are eligible for the corporate rate ($119 + tax) at the Hampton Inn (970-547-4120) next to the airport. The Holiday Inn Express is also a good option too although we do not have a discount with them.

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.

TSRC 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 TSRC's website. Feel free to contact TSRC's staff to help with any planning and/or coordinating care.

Meeting Venue:

Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435
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Meeting Details:

Workshop Price: $ 390.00
Early Bird Lodging Discount Available Until: 01/15/2021

A $100.00 discount is applied to your lodging cost when you register before 01/15/2021.

Cancellation Policy: All cancelled registrations are subject to a $100 Cancellation Fee. TSRC can only guarantee a refund for the balance of fees and lodging charges paid when a refund is requested prior to the Cancellation Deadline that is specific to each workshop, which in this case is 05/27/2021. TSRC always recommends that participants purchase travel insurance to protect against unforeseen, last-minute travel plan changes.

Telluride Science Research Center
Post Office Box 2429, Telluride CO 81435
Tel: + 970.708.4426
Email: info@telluridescience.org
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