Scientific sessions known as Minisymposia offer the most groundbreaking research representing each of the seven scientific meeting tracks at Cell Bio 2023. Top-scoring abstracts within each scientific track will be scheduled into Minisymposium sessions. There will be 31 total scientific Minisymposia and one Education Minisymposium.
Minisymposia co-chairs complete a scoring review, assign top-scoring abstracts and chair the session during the meeting. Please note co-chairs, or members of their labs, are only eligible to present a talk within their Minisymposium if their abstract is in the top-scoring abstracts after the concealed review. There is no reserved or guaranteed speaking slot for co-chairs, or members of their lab.
- Early, mid-, and late career researchers who are willing to join the ASCB if selected to serve as a co-chair (You do not have to be an ASCB member to apply, but will be required to join if you are selected).
- ASCB Regular and Educator Members, EMBO Members, EMBO Global Investigators, and EMBO Young Investigators
Note: Members actively engaged in a postdoctoral training program, and graduate students are not eligible.
Preference is given to those who have not served as a Co-Chair in the last 3 years. If you are also submitting a Special Interest Subgroup Application and it is accepted, you will be unable to chair a Minisymposium.
Application Deadline PASSED
Responsibilities and Application Process
Timeline & Key Dates
|Applications accepted to co-chair a Minisymposium.
|Deadline: April 20
|Program Committee Track Chairs review and score applications.
|Late April to Mid-May
|Applicants are notified.
|Late May/Early June
|Abstracts accepted for consideration for Minisymposium Talks. There are 6 talks in each Minisymposium.
|Opens Early June; Closes August 1
|Minisymposia Co-Chairs review and score the abstracts and the weighted average score is used determine top-scoring abstracts in each scientific track.
|August 4 to August 16
|Co-Chairs use top-scoring abstracts to create Minisymposia sessions.
|August 23 to August 31
|Abstract submitters are notified. Co-Chairs also receive correspondence about their session.
|By September 15