Spotlight Talks

Oral presentations showcasing the most compelling research from submitted abstracts will be scheduled from Sunday, April 22 through Tuesday, April 24 at the ASBMB annual meeting. Spotlight session organizers will select 160+ abstracts for 15 minute presentations, across all ASBMB topic categories.  

Hear about recent discoveries and highlights of attendees’ best work, selected from submitted abstracts, during these short talks.  


Click here for the abstract submission guidelines and submit to one of the ASBMB topic categories for an opportunity to present a short talk during the annual meeting. The abstract submission deadline is Dec 7.  

Want to learn more? Read about the the experience from presenters at last year's spotlight talks. Also, check out our tips and tricks for writing great conference abstracts.

2018 Spotlight Sessions will explore the following areas and More!

  • Bacteria, Microbiome, Antibiotics
  • Catalysis, Enzyme Mechanisms
  • Cell Biology (Organelle, Cytoskeletal), Biophysics
  • Cell Signaling, Signal Transduction
  • Chemical Biology
  • Chromatin, Epigenomics
  • DNA Replication and Repair
  • Genomics, Proteomics
  • Glycobiology, Glycomics, Carbohydrates
  • Lipids and Membranes
  • Metabolism
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Biochemistry
  • Protein Folding, Aggregation
  • Protein Synthesis, Translation, Degradation
  • RNA