ASCB Plain 2019 logo

Satellite Events

The event(s) listed below are being held by the ASCB and/or our partners in conjunction with the ASCB|EMBO Meeting but may require a separate registration and registration fee.

Thursday, December 5, and Friday, December 6


Click Here to register. 

$300 registration fee per participate. Includes light breakfast, snacks and refreshments. Lunch and dinner not provided.

This conference, jointly organized by the 4D Nucleome (4DN) network and the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB), will feature recent technological and conceptual advances in research of the higher order chromatin organization in eukaryotic cells. The 4DN network was launched in 2015 as an NIH Common Fund project, and its goal is to develop and apply approaches to map chromatin structure and dynamics to gain a deeper mechanistic understanding of how the nucleus is functionally organized. The ASCB is an international community of over 9000 scientists studying the biology of cell. The 2019 4DN-ASCB Satellite Meeting aims to highlight rapid progress in the study of genome organization and facilitate the dissemination of new technologies and concepts to the broader cell biology community.

Please note that the Capital Hilton is not in ASCB and EMBO's Official Hotel Block through Experient. If you plan to stay for the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting, we strongly encourage you to stay in the ASCB|EMBO Housing Block. Click here for more information.

Friday, December 6

2019 Biotech Mini-Course

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) will offer a one-day course for graduate students and postdocs on Friday, December 6, 2019, the day before the ASCB/EMBO Meeting. The course will help basic scientists become more competitive for jobs in biotech, pharma, and industry. The course will be held in Washington, DC.

Course Objectives:
  • Learn about processes by which scientific discoveries are translated into bioscience ventures and understand common business strategies
  • Combine your scientific, business, and social skills to make you business-ready and competitive for a professional career
  • Network with representatives from local biotech companies

You can register for this course through the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Registration site either in conjunction with the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting or separately.

Click here for more information. 

Saturday, December 7

This doorstep symposium features leaders in genome instability and therapies who have studied mechanisms by which cancer cells respond.

This full-day symposium will take place on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC from 8:00 am – 4:15 pm. The meeting is being organized by Karlene Cimprich, Stanford University, and David Pellman, Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Invited speakers include:

  • Andrea Alabasser, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • James Chen, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Irene Chiolo, University of Southern California
  • Jan Lammerding, Cornell University
  • Serena Nik-Zainal, University of Cambridge
  • Michael Yaffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

You can register for this meeting during the registration process for the 2019 ASCB|EMBO Meeting or register for this meeting separately. If you attend both meetings, you will receive a discount on the Doorstep Meeting.

Click here for more information. 

Monday, December 9

Science Journals Meet the Editors Reception

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Long View Gallery
1234 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Join the Science Editorial teams for drinks and light food and meet the new Science Editor-in-Chief Dr. Holden Thorp. Learn about our family journals and take the opportunity to share your research with our editors and ask questions about submitting to any of our titles.

Please RSVP by the night of December 8:

Wednesday, December 11

ascb logo

Annual Meeting Capitol Hill Day

Wednesday, December 11 * 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

We encourage you to participate in the ASCB Annual Meeting Hill Day on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. The 2019 ASCB|EMBO Annual Meeting in Washington, DC will be a great opportunity to educate Congress about the importance of American biomedical research. Click here for FAQ. There are limited spots available to join the ASCB on the Hill so sign up by to September 30 during the registration process to receive priority consideration for this important, day-long event. By checking the box during the registration process, you indicate your interest in signing up. If you have any questions contact, Kevin Wilson, ASCB Director of Public Policy at


The ASCB gratefully acknowledges Chroma Technology Corporation for their support of the ASCB | EMBO Annual Meeting Hill Day.

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