Join Us at Cell Bio Virtual 2021.
The LARGEST online forum for cell biologists around the globe. 

Cell Bio, the joint meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), is an arena to showcase a diverse global community of the brightest minds in cell biology.

The meeting focuses on cell biology as the fundamental basis of biology as well as sessions on emerging interdisciplinary topics.

2021 Keynote Lecture

Monday, December 6, 10:00 am EST
Xiaowei Zhuang

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and Professor of Physics, Harvard University

Prioritizing Inclusivity

ASCB is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Cell Bio meeting.
Read what changes are being made to increase speaker diversity in 2021 and beyond:
  • Blind scoring review of all abstracts for minisymposium talks. Top scoring abstracts and accompanying author demographic info are sent to minisymp co-chairs to form sessions.
  • Anyone who self-identifies as an underrepresented minority (as defined by NIH) who scores above the median score will be considered for a talk.
  • Subgroup organizers will be provided with demographic information of presenting authors listed on the abstract to help them create more diverse sessions.
  • Program committee track co-chairs can invite additional URMs to serve as a minisymposium co-chair to ensure more diversity.
  • To increase speaker diversity at the 2022 meeting, members of the Program Committee will be paired with Inclusion Buddies (who are active in DEI training and research) during the 2021 planning process. Inclusion Buddies will also lead networking roundtables at the 2021 meeting to discuss how diversity and inclusion can lead to excellence in science.

Help Shape Your Meeting

Get involved and help create the experience you want at your meeting. Find an opportunity below and apply today.

Apply for an ASCB Meeting Grant

Need assistance to attend the meeting? ASCB is providing the following grants to help offset costs to participate in Cell Bio Virtual 2021. Learn more about the available grants below:

Generously supported by National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH

Generously supported by Springer Nature Publishing Group

Find Your Track

Navigating the meeting has never been easier. At Cell Bio Virtual 2021, sessions will be designated by unique scientific and education tracks. Stay within a track or create your own -- the choice is yours.