Cell Bio focuses on the fundamental basis of biology, where attendees congregate in an inclusive environment to learn about the latest advances in cell science from peers, educators, and renowned experts from all over the world. We believe cutting-edge science is found at every corner of our community. As such, Cell Bio welcomes presenters, organizers, and attendees from every career-level, research area, and institution.

The meeting will be held from December 1 to December 10. 

Get Involved & Help Shape Your Meeting

Cell Bio Virtual 2021 features unique learning formats and networking opportunities where you can contribute to the knowledge shared at the meeting. Are you interested in giving a talk? Or running a networking session? Check out the opportunities below to expand your participation at this year's meeting:

Program Overview

  • Wednesday, December 1 to Friday, December 3 - Education and Professional Development Sessions and Awards.
  • Monday, December 6 to Friday, December 10 - Scientific Talks Sessions, Scientific Award Lectures, Exhibitors, Exhibitor Tech Talks, Roundtable Discussions, and other Interactive Networking Opportunities.

All sessions will be available on-demand for at least two weeks after the session is live. Check back in the fall for more updates including session times.

Meeting Tracks

Cell Bio 2023 aims to enhance your meeting experience by integrating special interest tracks focused on your area of interest. These tracks will identify scientific sessions, poster presentations, and networking sessions within a topic area providing your ideal path for navigating the latest science at the meeting.

Communal Cell Specialized Cell & Evolution Signaling & Metabolism Cellular Genome
Cellular Dynamics Cells in Distress & Disease Physical Cell


Cell Bio Virtual 2021 Program Organizers


Program Co-Chairs

Denise Montell, ASCB Chair
University of California, Santa Barbara
Daniel Gerlich, EMBO Chair
IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology


Committee Members by Scientific Track

Communal Cell
Adam Martin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, University of Cambridge and California Institute of Technology
Cellular Dynamics
Tatyana Svitkina, University of Pennsylvania
Needhi Bhalla, University of California, Santa Cruz
Specialized Cell and Evolution
Lillian Fritz-Laylin, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Piali Sengupta, Brandeis University
Cells in Distress and Disease
Jorge Torres, University of California, Los Angeles
Meng Wang, Baylor College of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Signaling and Metabolism
Irene Miguel-Aliaga, Imperial College London
Ivan Dikic, Goethe University Frankfurt and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics
Physical Cell
Marileen Dogterom, Delft University of Technology
Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie
Cellular Genome
Orna Cohen-Fix, National Institutes of Health
Victor Corces, Emory University School of Medicine