Annual Meeting

Discover BMB 2024 abstract categories

Abstract-submission system opens next month
ASBMB Today Staff
Aug. 8, 2023

It's time to start thinking about the work you'd like to present at Discover BMB, the annual meeting of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, in March in San Antonio. The abstract categories are now available and listed below. The abstract-submission system will open in September. 

Important dates

Sept. 12: Deadline for submission of interest group and workshop proposals

Sept. 14: Abstract submission opens

Oct. 5: Exhibit and sponsorship sales opens

Oct. 12: Early-decision abstract deadline

Oct. 26: Organizers of interest groups/workshops notified of proposal status

Nov. 2: Registration and housing opens

Nov. 30: On-time abstract deadline

Nov. 30: Travel award application deadline

Dec. 14: Late-breaking abstract submission opens

Jan. 18: Late-breaking abstract deadline

All abstracts will be considered for poster presentation. Authors must select a topic category most relevant to their research from the list below:

  • Advocacy Training Program 
  • AI and data science in BMB 
  • Bacteriology and virology
  • BMB education and professional dvelopment
  • Chemical biology
  • Drug discovery
  • Enzyme chemistry and catalysis
  • Experimental and computational methods and resources
  • Glycobiology and extracellular matrices
  • Lipids and membranes
  • Metabolism
  • Nucleic acids
  • Omics
  • Organelles and compartments
  • Pharmacology and signal transduction
  • Plant biology
  • Protein synthesis, structure, modifications and interactions
  • Science outreach activities

A limited number of short talk opportunities, called spotlight talks, will be available. If you would like your abstract to be considered for a spotlight talk, you'll need to indicate that when you submit your abstract and select one of the following thematic symposia that is most relevant to your area of research. Selected spotlight talks will be integrated into the symposia. 

  • Advances in natural product biochemistry and biotechnology
  • BMB education and professional development
  • Cool and novel enzymes
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Minority Affairs Committee: Biochemistry of climate change
  • Minorty Affairs Committee: Cancer biology
  • Membrane contact sites
  • Microbial signaling, communication and metabolism
  • Mitochondria, peroxisomes and chloroplast metabolism
  • New frontiers in structural biology
  • Redox and metals in biology
  • RNA biology
  • Signaling mechanisms in the nucleus

Learn more about the thematic symposia.

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