Abstract Information

The ASCB and EMBO invite the submission of abstracts that report new scientific research developments in the areas of cell biology. Abstracts are welcome from scientists and students in all sectors, including academia, industry, government, and education.

All abstracts submitted for the Cell Bio Virtual 2021 Meeting are screened to ensure they meet the minimum submission standards outlined in the guidelines. All abstracts that meet these standards are accepted*. Abstracts are not peer-reviewed, but they are able to be cited.

Abstracts will be published online ONLY prior to the meeting and published as a supplement to the ASCB journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell, in the December 15, 2021 issue. Members and nonmembers are able to submit unlimited abstracts without a member sponsor.

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Fees and Deadlines

Regular Abstract Submission

For consideration to give a Minisymposium talk, Subgroup talk, and/or Poster Presentation consideration.

  • $80    ASCB Members, EMBO Community Members
  • $110   Nonmembers
Deadline: August 3
by 9 pm EDT
Regular Abstract Submission

For consideration to give a Poster Presentation.

  • $80    ASCB Members, EMBO Community Members
  • $110   Nonmembers
Deadline: September 1
by 9 pm EDT
Regular Abstract Submission

For consideration to give a Poster Presentation. (Higher fee)

  • $105    ASCB Members, EMBO Community Members
  • $135    Nonmembers
Deadline: October 12
by 9 pm EDT

*EMBO Community Members are EMBO Fellows, EMBO Installation Grantees, EMBO Members, Lab Members of EMBO Members, EMBO Young Investigators, Lab Members of EMBO Young Investigators and Installation Grantees

Submission Guidelines

Abstract Notifications

Confirmation of submission emails and receipts are sent to the submitter only. Notification emails will be sent to the presenting author only (not the submitting author). It is the presenter’s responsibility to share the notification email information with the other authors on the abstract.

  • If you submit an abstract by August 3:
    • If you are selected to present in a Minisymposium, or Subgroup, we will email you by September 15.
    • If you are selected to present a poster, we will email your abstract acceptance by September 30, and will send another email with your poster discussion session presentation date, time, and presentation number by early November.
  • If you submit an abstract by September 1 (Poster Only Deadline):
    • If you are selected to present a poster, we will email your abstract acceptance by September 30, and will send another email with your poster presentation date, time, and presentation number in early November.
  • If you submit an abstract by October 12 (Poster Only Deadline):
    • If you are selected to present a poster, we will email your abstract acceptance by October 29, and will send another email with your poster discussion session presentation date, time, and presentation number in early November.

Please add abstracts@ascb.org and ascb@support.ctimeetingtech.com to your address book and “whitelist” to ensure you receive email notifications from the organizers. If you do not receive an email by the dates listed above, please first check your spam folder, or log in to the abstract system to check the status of your abstract. If you are unable to see the status, contact abstracts@ascb.org.