Call for abstracts

Submit your abstract

Submission dates
Abstract submission is now open.

Late breaking abstracts are now being accepted!
Places are limited so submit soon! 

Any abstracts submitted after June 1st 2021 will only be considered for poster presentation

Submission is free of charge.

Eligibility
Everyone is welcome to submit an abstract. Life scientists at the early stages of their career such as undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral research associates are particularly advised to do so. This symposium will be held virtually in its entirety, therefore abstract submission is expected and encouraged from around the world. You do not need to be a member of the Biochemical Society to submit an abstract.  

Abstract structure
An abstract is a brief summary of a research project or experiment conducted in order to answer a research question. It should follow the structure below:

  • Title: short statement describing the research being presented.
  • Introduction: describing the background to the study and the scientific gap your research is filling. Introduction must include a clear statement of the hypothesis.
  • Methods: concise description of the experimental methods and statistical tests, including numbers of animals, patients, samples etc.
  • Results: present the actual data with statistical significance, either in the abstract text or as a figure/table. Generally, numerical data should be presented as mean ± error with the n numbers or the number of replicates. Abstracts with incomplete data will not be accepted.
  • Discussion/Conclusion: discuss your results in the context of your original hypothesis, and their implications in the subject field.
  • Table/Figure: Maximum of one table OR figure is allowed per abstract. Ensure that your figure/table is in high-resolution. Every axis, dataset, column, and row must be clearly labelled.

Selection criteria
Each submitted abstract will be reviewed by 2-3 expert reviewers, scored according to criteria described below, and top-scoring abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation. Remaining abstracts will be invited for a poster presentation.

  • Originality
  • Significance
  • Hypothesis
  • Methods
  • Results and analysis
  • Discussion

Ethical considerations and requirements
Abstracts will be reviewed by ethical scrutineers. For experiments involving animals, animal tissue, human subjects and/or human tissue, all procedures must comply with the ethical standards of the relevant national legislation and guidelines. We may ask for justification for certain techniques in animal experiments.

Prizes
All submitted abstracts will be eligible for prizes awarded to the first and runner-up oral and poster presentations. Further details on how the assessment for oral and poster prizes will take place will be announced shortly before the event.

Abstract notification

Abstract notifications will be sent by email from the organising committee and you will be notified by June 1st 2021. Any abstracts submitted after June 1st 2021 will only be considered for poster presentation.

  • Abstract

    The word limit for the abstract title is 30 words; for the abstract body is 400 words. All abbreviations must be explained within the text. The character allowance does not include author names and affiliations, but it includes any references or bibliography.
  • The word limit for an abstract title is 30 words. Short statement describing the research being presented
  • Describing the background to the study and the scientific gap your research is filling. Introduction must include a clear statement of your hypothesis
  • Concise description of the experimental methods and statistical tests, including numbers of animals, patients, samples etc
  • Present the actual data with statistical significance, either in the abstract text or as a figure/table. Generally, numerical data should be presented as mean ± error with the n numbers or the number of replicates. Abstracts with incomplete data will not be accepted
  • Discuss your results in the context of your original hypothesis, and their implications in the subject field
  • Max. file size: 256 MB.
    Optional. Maximum of one table OR figure is allowed per abstract. Ensure that your figure/table is in high-resolution. Every axis, dataset, column, and row must be clearly labelled.