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Find Your Scientific Home at ASCB|EMBO 2019!

December 7-11, 2019 | Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The 2019 joint meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) will focus on cell biology as the fundamental basis of biology, and will offer sessions on emerging topics such as nontraditional model organisms, and the use of computational modeling and biophysics to “Build the Cell from the Ground Up.”
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Cancer: From genome instability to therapy

December 7, 2019-Interactive One Day Workshop with top speakers in their field, poster presentations, and roundtable lunch discussions
ASCB meeting in San Diego, California, Saturday, December 8, 2018. 
(Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography)

Interested in becoming a judge for the Poster Competition on Saturday, December 7 from 1:45 to 4:15 pm?

2019 Biotech Mini-Course

Friday December 6, 2019

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) will offer a one-day course for graduate students and postdocs on Friday, December 6, 2019, the day before the ASCB/EMBO Meeting. The course will help basic scientists become more competitive for jobs in biotech, pharma, and industry. The course will be held in Washington, DC.

Program Co-Chairs


Sue Jaspersen

Associate Investigator

Stowers Institute for Medical Research


Elly Tanaka

Senior Scientist

Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)


Leadership Circle



Cornerstone Circle

Allen Institute for Cell Science

Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Ambassadors Circle

3i Intelligent Imaging Innovations

BioTek Instruments

Chroma Technology Corp

Illumina, inc.

Bruker Corporation

GE Healthcare

Leica Microsystems Inc.

Springer Nature


Andor Technology & Bitplane, Inc.

Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Advocates Circle

Abberior Instruments America

Applied Biological Materials Inc.

Cell Press

DeNovix Inc.

Lipotype GmbH

Nanolive SA

Rockefeller University Press


ABclonal Science Inc.

Baker Ruskinn

BioLegend, Inc.

Cellecta, Inc.

Electron Microscopy Sciences

Mad City Labs


Sartorius Stedim Biotech

The Company of Biologists

Worthington Biochemical Corporation



Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

Ibidi USA, Inc.

Miltenyi Biotec

Peprotech, Inc.

Sutter Instrument Company


Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Supporters Circle

Anatomical Record/American Association of Anatomists

Getson & Schatz, P.C.

Molecular Devices

ScienCell Research Laboratories

ChromoTek GmbH

Cytoskeleton, Inc.

Lumencor, Inc.



Sino Biological, Inc.

Double Helix Optics


Mizar Imaging


W.W. Norton

It’s the ‘big meeting’ I find most worthwhile - indeed, indispensable, - for networking, career development, and the most exciting science anywhere.

Abby Dernburg. University of California, Berkeley

Last year was my first time attending the ASCB|EMBO meeting and I learned so much! The diversity of topics and types of questions being asked were incredible, and provided me with new perspectives on my own research.

Anne d'Aquino, Northwestern University

The ASCB|EMBO meeting is the only one where you can hear outstanding science that covers the entire range of cell biology, plus have the opportunity to see new products and instruments and meet journal editorial staff and NIH Program Officials.

George Witman, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The ASCB|EMBO Meeting brings together the best scientists with the latest developments. It is a unique opportunity to see the freshest trends in cell biology, learn the new developments, make friends and have fun.

Leonardo Almeida-Souza, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Amazing meeting. It's THE meeting of the year to not miss. Great science, all fields of research are represented including very last discoveries on all model systems. The strong attendance by researchers from all over the world is a unique opportunity to make new contacts and collaborations. Hoping to attend the 2019 ASCB-EMBO meeting!!!

Chantal Roubinet, University College London, London (UCL)

The ASCB|EMBO meeting is great because there are so many opportunities to network with people in the field, learn about the latest groundbreaking research, and develop a new set of skills.

Cameron MacQuarrie, State University of New York Upstate Medical University

This meeting is a wonderful opportunity to learn, to network, and to grow professionally. I feel both inspired to pursue new lines of investigation and more knowledgeable of the tools to do so. Had I only known about this meeting a few years back, what a game changer it would have been. I will definitely return and will encourage my trainees to attend.

Ekaterina Heldwein, Tufts University School of Medicine

The annual ASCB meeting serves for me as a crash-course in cell biology. Over the years, I have also realized that several topics that were first introduced and discussed at this meeting have gone on to become the latest trends in science.

Noopur Vilas Khobrekar, Columbia University

The ASCB is The best platform to communicate one's science and receive feedback, as well as to keep abreast of the great science carried out all over the world. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet with greats in the different fields and to network. A truly inspiring meeting that brings together the best science from around the globe.

Sabrya Carim, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine