ASBMB Undergraduate Student Research Poster Competition

Information for Judges

  • Volunteer judges are needed to assist in judging the competition posters on Saturday, April 20, 2013.
  • Undergraduate faculty, primary investigators, industry and government professionals are requested and encouraged to participate. 
  • Graduate and postdoc trainees interested in participating are encouraged to visit with students at their posters.
  • Judges will not be assigned posters of students from their own institution.
  • For the smooth running of the event, judges are required to attend an orientation session beginning at 11:30 AM, on Saturday, April 20, 2013.  
  • Lunch will be served to judges during the orientation session.  
  • Location of the orientation within the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) will be communicated to judges with event logistics.
  • Please confirm prior to signing up that your travel schedule on Saturday, April 20, 2013 will permit timely arrival at the orientation (11:30 AM) and attendance during the entire competition.  
  • Judging typically concludes by 5:30 PM. 
  • Registration for the Experimental Biology EB2013 Meeting is required to access the BCEC.

Awards Presentation

Awards will be presented in a ceremony scheduled on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the ASBMB Award for Exemplary Contributions to Education Lecture, beginning at 12:30 PM.  All poster competition judges, participants, and mentors, not scheduled to present their posters in the main meeting during this time, are requested to attend. 

Unavoidably, some poster presentations for the main meeting will be scheduled in conflict with the awards ceremony.  We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.


The judges sign up form will ask you to identify your level of expertise in the areas of
1) Systems Biology, Development, Cell Structure and Fate
2) Structural and Functional Analysis of Proteins including Enzymes
3) Nucleic Acid Structure and Function and
4) Signaling. 
Rank "Most Knowledgeable" in only one of the four areas; "High Knowledge" in only one of the four areas, etc. 

We have filled all judging spots.  Thank you to all our volunteer judges!  This event is not possible without you!