Research Poster Sessions: CANCELLED for Spring 2020
April 13 – 17, 2020
The Missouri Life Sciences Week 2020 organizing committee welcomes undergraduate, graduate and professional students, post-docs, resident and attending physicians, faculty and staff actively engaged in life sciences-related research to participate in the University of Missouri’s 35th annual life sciences research forum.
This forum will allow you to present the contents of your research to a broader community. Undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to speak with their faculty advisors for further guidance. All participants should review abstract and poster guidelines for entry (see below).
Undergraduate, graduate and professional students, post-docs, resident and attending physicians, faculty and staff actively engaged in life sciences-related research are eligible to participate in the poster presentation.
Life sciences researchers from other institutions throughout Missouri, as well as bordering states (higher ed, government, industry, institutes, etc.) are encouraged to participate.
All participants must submit an abstract by the deadline: Monday, March 16, 2020.
First authors who are University of Missouri undergraduates, graduate students, or postdocs are eligible to have their posters judged.
Submit poster registration and abstract on or before March 16.
If you requested that your poster be judged, the first author and the advisor will receive a follow-up email with instructions. Pay close attention to the following items in that email.
Assigned presentation date: If you will not be available to be present for the entire poster session on the day you are assigned to present, email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but within one week of receiving email.
Category assignment: Verify your poster is assigned to an acceptable research category. If you have a concern, email email@example.com as soon as possible but within one week of receiving the email.
NOTE: No changes in presentation date or research categories can be made after assignments have been finalized. If you are unable to attend on the date assigned, you will not be judged.
First author will receive an email confirming the registration. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prepare your poster.
Presentation requirements for the first author
Check in: On your assigned date, you will need to check-in at the registration table in front of Monsanto Auditorium in the Bond Life Sciences Center between 8:30-9:45 am. At that point you will receive your poster location assignment and T-shirt.
Awards: For posters presented at either Session I or II, there will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place presentation recognized overall in each category.
Notification: You will be notified by email of the award decisions the evening of April 16. We ask that award winners bring their posters to Bond LSC’s McQuinn Atrium by 9:30 am Friday so they can be displayed before, during and after the awards ceremony.
Awards Ceremony: Winners will receive their awards at the awards ceremony on Friday, April 17 at 2:30 pm in Monsanto Auditorium.
All presenters and their advisors are invited to the awards ceremony.
A reception will follow.
Winners will take their posters down following the reception.
All presenters must indicate a presentation date preference: Monday (Session I) or Thursday (Session II) at the time of abstract submission. To the extent possible this will be honored.
The first author will receive an email with the final assignment and detailed instructions. First authors who choose to participate in the judging competition should plan to be at their posters the entire session time (10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.).
Categories for the poster session are designed to include a very broad range of life science research. While we recognize the work of many life scientists at MU is interdisciplinary, when you submit your poster you will be asked to choose an appropriate research category for your poster.
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.
The abstract submission form allows you to request a select presentation date (Monday or Thursday). To the extent possible this will be honored. The first author will receive an email with the final assignment and detailed instructions.
First authors who chose to participate in the judging competition should plan to be at their posters the entire session time (10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.) on their assigned day. You must be at your poster to be considered for a poster prize.
The poster title, author information, and the abstract will be available to the public. Poster abstracts will be available to LSW participants, the judges and the general public. By virtue of your participation at the Missouri Life Sciences Week, the MU Bond Life Sciences reserves the right to share this information electronically, online, and in printed form.
From time to time we use photographs of participants in our promotional materials. By virtue of your participation at Missouri Life Sciences Week, the MU Bond Life Sciences Center reserves the right to use your likeness in such materials.