Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Research Conference

Annenberg Community Beach House
Friday, December 8, 2023 and Saturday, December 9, 2023


Talk / Poster form

The speaker schedule for the retreat is currently being designed. If you would like to give a talk, please consult with your PI. Details on the length of each talk will be coming soon.
Presentation Type (please check box for more information):(Required)

Oral Presentations

For oral presentations, we are aiming for approximately 20 minutes per lab (15 minutes for talk and 5 minutes for questions), depending on the attendance response. A suggested format might consist of 15 minutes for talk and 5 minutes for questions. talks by graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows. However, each lab may use their time allotment to present their work in any way they choose.

Please Note

For Friday and Saturday talks: please submit to Stacey by Monday, November 27 @ 4pm

Please complete the information below. You will be notified of your time allotment well in advance.

Talk time: (please rank according to your preference)

Poster Presentations

Poster sessions are valuable for more detailed discussions of experimental work and for providing students with opportunities for one-to-one interaction with our faculty. There will be a poster contest this year. Prizes will be awarded for the best graduate and post-doc posters.

Notes for poster session

  1. Poster boards are 48" x 36" and can be arranged vertically or horizontally. It has been suggested that posters should be created with 48" tall x 36" wide dimensions and mounted with the long axis being vertical.
  2. Every poster should make clear what is the specific question being asked. This could be by giving the answer as the poster title or by having a subtitle stating "The question asked is ... "
  3. Posters should severely limit text and figures; less is more! That goes along with making the poster a specific detail and not a summary of all the work done by that student or lab. A poster is a story, not a thesis! The goal is for viewers in a general audience to comprehend and remember the poster.
  4. Figures and text should be numbered to show the progression of the poster.
  5. An abstract should be presented in large enough type to read at a distance.

The poster should answer simply these questions:

  • What is the question asked?
  • What is the experimental design to get an answer?
  • What results were obtained?
  • How are these results explained?

It is the job of the person standing by the poster to amplify why we/they care about this question and what are the next steps.

Please complete the information below.

Will you be presenting a poster in-person (check one):(Required)