Meet Cell Bio Virtual

The Cell Bio Virtual Meeting will take place December 2-16, 2020.

Exciting features are planned for Cell Bio Virtual 2020 -- the reinvented joint meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). Diversity and inclusivity are extremely important to our organization and members and we strive to reflect this within our meeting. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering the same great content in an online format where you can participate in the meeting from your own location.

Look for these new changes:

  • The meeting will feature seven scientific tracks plus an education and professional development track.
  • Member-organized Special Interest Subgroups will be held on three days of the meeting.

Cell Bio is an arena to showcase the brightest minds in the cell biology community. Our community encompasses researchers from diverse backgrounds, including age, gender, race, ethnicity, geographic location, institutions, career levels, and research interests. As such, we want the meeting to represent our diverse community within our sessions, speakers, and poster presenters.

To enhance our inclusive environment, we have opportunities for every attendee to get involved in some way to help shape the meeting. You can chair a Minisymposium, organize a Special Interest Subgroup or Education & Professional Development session, submit an abstract to give a talk or poster presentation, or lead a roundtable discussion. Learn more about current opportunities and eligibility requirements.

Need Assistance to Attend? Apply for an ASCB Meeting Grant

Virtual 2020 Inclusivity Grants

These grants will be made available to members who fall under NIH's Interest in Diversity Notice and are underrepresented within the Society. Through its Innovative Programs to Enhance Research Training (IPERT) grant, ASCB can offer funding to ensure access to the meeting for undergraduate, graduate, postdoc, and junior faculty who identify as underrepresented minorities, as well as junior faculty at primarily undergraduate institutions or faculty at minority serving institutions in the United States. The grants will provide reimbursement of both membership dues and abstract fees (if applicable). The grant application deadline is December 1. The ASCB Virtual 2020 Inclusivity Grants are generously supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH.

Childcare Grants

The ASCB Women in Cell Biology (WICB) Committee, with funding from Springer Nature, offers grant support to help offset the cost of childcare, enabling scientists with dependent children to attend Cell Bio Virtual 2020. Applicants must be active members and are required to present a talk and/or poster at the meeting. Only one parent of a child or children may apply. Priority will be given to students and early-career scientists. The grant application deadline is December 1. The ASCB Childcare Grants are generously supported by Springer Nature Publishing Group.