2020 ASBMB Annual Meeting

Undergraduates program

With a mix of career development opportunities, undergraduate-specific networking events and scientific sessions, the ASBMB annual meeting engages younger scientists as full members of the community.

Undergraduates have two opportunities to present their research during the meeting:

  1. During the main Experimental Biology poster sessions. When you submit an abstract to the ASBMB annual meeting, held in conjunction with Experimental Biology, the abstract will be programmed in a poster session on the Sunday, Monday or Tuesday of the meeting.
  2. There is an extra curricular event on Saturday, the ASBMB Undergraduate Poster Competition, in which participation requires advanced event registration and is in addition to the regularly scheduled poster presentation during the main EB meeting. Invitations to register for the poster competition are emailed to all undergraduate first authors, who have submitted an abstract to an ASBMB topic category by the Nov. 18 deadline.

 

Saturday, April 4

Undergraduate Orientation

11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn how to develop a plan to get the biggest bang for your buck during your time at the meeting. Orientation is open to all undergraduates. No registration required. All ASBMB undergraduate travel award winners are required to attend.

Undergraduate Poster Competition Check-in

12–12:45 p.m.

Pre-registered competitors check-in for poster board assignments and poster set up. All boards should be set by 12:45 p.m.

Undergraduate Poster Competition

1–4:30 p.m.

Present your research and gain valuable practice for your poster presentation during the main Experimental Biology meeting, later in the week. Graduate program recruiters will have informational tables open during the competition. *Advance registration required to compete. ;All are welcome to attend.

Exploring Careers Speed Networking Event

4:45–5:45 p.m.

Meet scientists from a wide range of careers and learn about their career paths.

Tang Prize Award Lecture/EB2020 Opening Lecture

6–7 p.m.

Tony Hunter, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

EB Welcome Reception, featuring Science Outreach Activity Posters

7–8:30 p.m.

Begin your meeting experience by networking with fellow attendees at the EB-wide opening reception.

Sunday, April 5

Posters, Exhibits and Meet the Speakers

Enjoy posters, networking, exhibits and world-renowned BMB scientists who will meet for informal scientific discussion.

ASBMB Exemplary Contributions to Education Award Lecture and Poster Awards

3–4 p.m.

"A revolution in biochemistry education informed by basic research to meet the demands of 21st century career paths"
Paul Black, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Undergraduate Poster Competition best poster awards are presented. All undergraduates are encouraged to attend. No registration is required.

Organizing a Successful ASBMB Student Chapter

5:30–6:30 p.m.

Learn about the ASBMB Student Chapters program and how to maintain an active chapter. Network with current faculty advisers and student members as they share their chapter activities.

ASBMB Welcome and Networking Reception

7–8:30 p.m.

Sponsored by the Minority Affairs Committee

The ASBMB Minority Affairs Committee welcomes the BMB community to enjoy the networking and mentoring reception.

Monday, April 6

Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers

Enjoy posters, networking, exhibits and world-renowned BMB scientists who will meet for informal scientific discussion.

Tuesday, April 7

Poster Sessions and Meet the Speakers

12–2:30 p.m.

Enjoy posters, networking, exhibits and world-renowned BMB scientists who will meet for informal scientific discussion.