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.
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 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.
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.
Telluride Intermediate School
725 West Colorado Ave Telluride CO 81435