Abstract Information

The ASCB and EMBO invite the submission of abstracts that report new scientific research developments in the areas of cell biology. Abstracts are welcome from scientists and students in all sectors, including academia, industry, government, and education.

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All abstracts submitted for the 2018 ASCB|EMBO Meeting are screened to ensure they meet the minimum submission standards outlined in the guidelines. All abstracts that meet these standards are accepted*. Abstracts are not peer-reviewed, but they are able to be cited. Abstracts will be published online ONLY prior to the meeting and published as a supplement to the ASCB journal, Molecular Biology of the Cell, in the December 15, 2018 issue. Members and nonmembers are able to submit unlimited abstracts without a member sponsor.


  • To become eligible for the Member Applicant rate for abstract submission on the same day you pay membership dues, you MUST process the membership and abstract submission fee in the same cart in order to receive the member rate.
  • DO NOT pay the membership dues separately or you will not receive the member discount rate

Poster presentations are really important, and we allocate as much time as possible for this core part of our scientific program. They are the main element of the Learning Center. Posters are on display from the evening before the poster session until the afternoon after the session. 90-minute presentations occur between 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Sunday to Tuesday.

*Submitting your abstract as talk only will not increase your chances of being selected for a talk.