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CellSlam 2009

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"CellSlam 2009: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cell Biology!"

Wiser heads have once more been overruled as the ASCB’s highly improbable, stand-up science slam returns for its third outing at the Annual Meeting. “CellSlam 2009: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Cell Biology” is going live on stage at 7:15 pm, Monday, December 7, 2009, during the ASCB’s 49th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. The strangest show in science, CellSlam attempts to refute all previous data that cell biologists can’t be funny and that they can’t communicate science to the general public. With a distinguished judging panel of scientists and science journalists watching in disbelief, each CellSlam contestant will get three minutes, a mike, and no AV to make a bioscience issue, concept, or discovery come alive before a live audience. With no prizes other than bragging rights, CellSlam is an official Fun Event of the ASCB Annual Meeting. All members are eligible, although obviously you must be present in San Diego to compete, let alone win. Full CellSlam details are available at www.ascb.org.

 

CellSlam 2008

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CellSlam 2008: The SF Shout-Out

Wiser heads have once more been overruled as the ASCB’s highly improbable, stand-up science slam returns for its third outing at the Annual Meeting. “CellSlam 2008: The SF Shout-Out” is going live on stage at 8:00 pm, Tuesday, December 15, 2008, during the ASCB’s 49th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

The strangest show in science, CellSlam attempts to refute all previous data that cell biologists can’t be funny and that they can’t communicate science to the general public. With a distinguished judging panel of scientists and science journalists watching in disbelief, each CellSlam contestant will get three minutes, a mike, and no AV to make a bioscience issue, concept, or discovery come alive before a live audience.

With no prizes other than bragging rights, CellSlam is an official Fun Event of the ASCB Annual Meeting. All members are eligible, although obviously you must be present in San Francisco to compete, let alone win. Full CellSlam details are available at www.ascb.org.

CellSlam 2007

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Your science, live, in three minutes or less, using your imagination, a microphone, and hand-held props only (no AV, PowerPoint, or projectors)

What: "CellSlam 2007" is the extended beta version of a stand-up, juried science slam most recently held at the 47th ASCB Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Who: CellSlam 2007 is open to any registered scientific participant at the ASCB 47th Annual Meeting, including undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, faculty, institutional researchers, and ASCB emeritus members.

What else: 2007 emcee: Randy Hampton, a former stand-up comedian but now Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at University of California, San Diego.

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