Abstract-Based Presentation Options

There are three abstract-based presentation format options for Cell Bio Virtual 2020:
  • Minisymposium Talk (12 min talk + 3 min Q&A)
  • Special Interest Subgroup Talk (Length determined by organizer)
  • Poster Presentation

Please click on the tabs below for more information about each presentation type.

You must submit by the first abstract deadline, July 30, to be considered for a Subgroup, or Minisymposium Talk. 

Minisymposium Talk

Minisymposia Talks are 12 minutes with a 3-minute Q&A (15 minutes total per speaker). Each minisymposia will be 1.5 hours long and contain six talks. All 12 minute talks will be pre-recorded by the speakers for live broadcast on the virtual platform. A live Q&A will follow each talk. Following the session, content will be available on demand for registered attendees for up to 30 days following the meeting.

There will be 28 scientific Minisymposia and one Education Minisymposia. Specific Minisymposia titles will be determined in September after all abstracts are submitted and reviewed. Minisymposia will be driven by the abstracts received under the seven scientific meeting tracks and the education track. Seven (7) scientific Minisymposia will run concurrently in each designated time slot. The Education Minisymposia will be held during the Education and Professional Development sessions.

Abstracts submitted for Minisymposia consideration will be scored by the co-chairs for the primary track selection you choose. Those same reviewers may decide to re-assign your abstract to your secondary track, if you select one.

Click here, to see the "Scientific Tracks" and "Abstract Topics" for the minisymposia.

Click here to see a list of Minisymposia Co-Chairs by scientific track.

Submit by July 30 to be considered for a Minisymposium Talk.

Subgroup Talk
Poster Presentation

It’s the ‘big meeting’ I find most worthwhile - indeed, indispensable, - for networking, career development, and the most exciting science anywhere.

Abby Dernburg. University of California, Berkeley

Last year was my first time attending the ASCB|EMBO meeting and I learned so much! The diversity of topics and types of questions being asked were incredible, and provided me with new perspectives on my own research.

Anne d'Aquino, Northwestern University

The ASCB|EMBO meeting is the only one where you can hear outstanding science that covers the entire range of cell biology, plus have the opportunity to see new products and instruments and meet journal editorial staff and NIH Program Officials.

George Witman, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The ASCB|EMBO Meeting brings together the best scientists with the latest developments. It is a unique opportunity to see the freshest trends in cell biology, learn the new developments, make friends and have fun.

Leonardo Almeida-Souza, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Amazing meeting. It's THE meeting of the year to not miss. Great science, all fields of research are represented including very last discoveries on all model systems. The strong attendance by researchers from all over the world is a unique opportunity to make new contacts and collaborations. Hoping to attend the 2019 ASCB-EMBO meeting!!!

Chantal Roubinet, University College London, London (UCL)

The ASCB|EMBO meeting is great because there are so many opportunities to network with people in the field, learn about the latest groundbreaking research, and develop a new set of skills.

Cameron MacQuarrie, State University of New York Upstate Medical University

This meeting is a wonderful opportunity to learn, to network, and to grow professionally. I feel both inspired to pursue new lines of investigation and more knowledgeable of the tools to do so. Had I only known about this meeting a few years back, what a game changer it would have been. I will definitely return and will encourage my trainees to attend.

Ekaterina Heldwein, Tufts University School of Medicine

The annual ASCB meeting serves for me as a crash-course in cell biology. Over the years, I have also realized that several topics that were first introduced and discussed at this meeting have gone on to become the latest trends in science.

Noopur Vilas Khobrekar, Columbia University

The ASCB is The best platform to communicate one's science and receive feedback, as well as to keep abreast of the great science carried out all over the world. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet with greats in the different fields and to network. A truly inspiring meeting that brings together the best science from around the globe.

Sabrya Carim, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Sainte-Justine