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Submission Topics

Please navigate the tabs below to view topics for Minisymposia/Microsymposia, Special Interest Subgroups, and Posters.


Minisymposia and Microsymposia Topics (August 1 Deadline Only)

Minisymposia and Microsymposia session titles will be determined in late August/early September after all abstracts are submitted and reviewed. Click here for more information about Minisymposia and Microsymposia formats.

There are a total of 5 overarching scientific topics with subtopics for oral presentation in Minisymposia and Microsymposia at the 2019 ASCB | EMBO Meeting. There is also a topic for submission on Education.

Controlling the Cell: The Nucleus, Chromosomes and Cell Division
  • Regulation of Cell Division
  • Mitosis & Meiosis
  • Chromosome Structure
  • the Nucleus
  • From DNA to RNA
  • Other
Cytoskeleton, Motility & Cell Mechanics
  • Microtubules & Motors
  • Cilia/Flagella
  • Actin & Myosin
  • Cell Shape & Polarity
  • Other
Education Minisymposium: Evidence-Based Education: Biology Competency for the Classroom and Beyond
Intracellular Organization & Quality Control
  • Trafficking
  • Organelles & Their Interactions
  • Lipid Trafficking & Membrane Recycling
  • Phase Transitions
  • Autophagy, Protein Turnover & Quality Control
  • Other
Multicellular Cell Biology: From Tissues to Organisms
  • Cell Migration
  • Morphogenesis & Developmental Dynamics
  • Stem Cell & Organoid Biology
  • Metabolism
  • Immunity & Cell Death
  • Other
New Perspectives on Cell Biology: Evolution to Super-Resolution
  • Biophysics & Quantitative Approaches to Cell Biology
  • Emerging Model Systems
Poster Topics

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