Science in a Flash: The ASBMB virtual flash talk competition

March 22, 2022 | 4–5:30 p.m. Eastern | Free registration required

“Science in a Flash” is not the usual scientific presentation. It is a creative challenge: How do you explain your research to a general audience in just three minutes and one slide? This virtual competition features short talks from selected presenters who are challenged to distill their research to its essence and make it more accessible to the nonexpert audience, including policymakers, family and friends, K–12 students, teachers and others.

Presenters are previously selected graduate student and postdoc annual meeting travel awardees. Presenters will be judged by a panel of committee members, and webinar attendees will play a major role in selecting the best talk for the audience choice award. Join us to learn about a variety of research projects and to vote for your top candidate.

This event is hosted by the ASBMB Science Outreach and Communication Committee. The committee's members strongly believe that learning to effectively communicate science to a diverse audience is key to the personal and professional development of a scientist.


Flash talks

  • A break in cellular communication
    Kara Anazia, University of Florida
  • How to be a bad host for COVID-19
    Emily David, Purdue University
  • Disrupted spatial communications in cancer cells: a tale of two phases
    Julia Hardy, University of California, San Diego
  • Folding state as the decision maker in triaging misfolded proteins
    Chamithi Karunanayake, Miami University
  • How does bread baking lead to studying lipid metabolism?
    Joanna Kwiatek, Rutgers University
  • Natural medicine as a rich resource for the treatment of allergy
    Anish Maskey, New York Medical College
  • Neglected but not forgotten: targeting an understudied virus to prevent a future pandemic
    Juliet Obi, University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Do tryps need fat to armor themselves against the host?
    Nava Poudyal, Clemson University
  • A molecular thermostat that protects plants from heat
    Alex Siegel, California Institute of Technology
  • Identification of exercise-induced hormones that mediate anti-obesity effect
    Wei Wei, Stanford University

Moderator: Parmvir Bahia, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine

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