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 2 to December 16. Here is an overview of the Program (click here to view at-a-glance schedules for each week):

  • Wednesday, December 2 to Friday, December 4- Education and Professional Development Sessions and Awards. Sessions will take place between 10:30 am and 5:00 pm EST.
  • Monday, December 7 to Friday, December 11- Scientific Talks Sessions, Scientific Award Lectures, Exhibitors, Exhibitor Tech Talks, Roundtable Discussions, and other Interactive Networking Opportunities. Sessions will take place between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm EST.
  • Monday, December 14 to Wednesday, December 16- Scheduled Poster Presentations. Poster presentations will take place between 11:00 am and 2:30 pm EST. Each presenter will have an assigned one-hour time slot to interact. Posters will also be available on-demand before and after the scheduled time slots.

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

Get Involved & Help Shape Your Meeting

Cell Bio Virtual 2020 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:

Present a Poster

Two Deadlines: September 2 or October 7, 2020 (higher fee)

Lead a Virtual Roundtable Discussion

Application Deadline: October 7, 2020

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 2020 Program Organizers

Program Co-Chairs

Buzz Baum, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, London, United Kingdom

Rebecca Heald, University of California, Berkeley

Committee Members by Scientific Track

Cells in Distress and Disease: Cancer, Aging, Infection, Stress, Chemical Biology, and Therapeutics:

Coleen Murphy, Princeton University

Jorge Torres, University of California, Los Angeles

Cellular Dynamics: Compartmentalization, Trafficking, Cytoskeleton, Division, and Migration

Tatyana Svitkina, University of Pennsylvania

Hong Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Cellular Genome:  4D Organization, Expression, Replication, and Repair

Orna Cohen-Fix, The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Daniel Gerlich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Vienna, Austria

Communal Cell: Development, Differentiation, Regeneration, Stem Cells, Organs, and Organoids

Adam Martin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angela Nieto, Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, Spain

Physical Cell: Bioengineering, Mechanobiology, and Synthetic Biology

Marileen Dogterom, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Satyajit Mayor, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Bangalore, India

Signaling and Metabolism: Integrating Intra- and Intercellular Signaling and Information Processing

Irene Miguel-Aliaga, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Kunxin Luo, University of California, Berkeley

Specialized Cell and Evolution: Neurobiology, Immunology, and Emerging Model Systems

Lillian Fritz-Laylin, University of Massachusetts- Amherst

Snezka Oliferenko, Francis Crick Institute, London, United Kingdom