The poster session will have seven categories that span the entire scale of life sciences research. The categories (with description and examples of disciplines within each choice) are listed below. Judging of the posters will be by categories.
We recognize that many life scientists at MU work in interdisciplinary research areas. From the list below, choose the category that best suits your poster as “Choice 1.” Provide an alternate option in case posters need to be moved between categories to equalize the judging. If your poster truly fits in only one category, select the same choice for both fields. We will always try to honor your first research category preference.
Animal Biology, Health and Disease — Studies of any aspect of animal biology, health and/or disease from the cellular to the organismal level.
Plant Biology, Health and Disease — Studies of any aspect of plant biology, health and/or disease from the cellular to the organismal level.
Comparative and Translational Medicine — Studies investigating disease or therapeutics or that provide knowledge along the continuum from bench to bedside.
Ecological and Evolutionary Biology — Studies aimed at understanding interactions between individuals, populations, or the environment at the cell/genetic, organismal, or ecosystem level or gene and genome function in the context of evolution.
Life Science Innovations — Work that primarily focuses upon technology development such as bioengineering and lab methods
Social and Behavioral Sciences — Studies of animal and human behavior, its underlying mechanisms, and social and individual outcomes.
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology — Analysis of biological information using computers and statistical techniques or the science of developing and utilizing computer databases and algorithms to accelerate and enhance biological research.