2020 Abstract Submissions

SLB is now accepting abstracts for 2020.  The society is pleased to offer this opportunity for members to present their work as we continue to adjust to the current circumstances.  Abstracts are an excellent way for trainee members to practice presenting their work and for researchers at any career stage to gain exposure and build their network. 2020 abstracts will be collected exclusively as a 3 minute narrated PowerPoint. All members are welcomed to submit their work in this new format for free. If you are not a member and wish to submit an abstract to SLB, join now. Being a member also gives you access to the 2020 archive library. Submission deadline is Wednesday, September 30th, 5pm eastern.

Submission Format and Requirements: Abstracts are accepted as a 3 minute, narrated PowerPoint which will be uploaded in the submission form along with a brief description of the work. Only ppt files will be accepted. (How do I narrate a powerpoint?).

Abstracts should detail your research and may represent actual lab work or research conducted virtually such as literature studies or data analysis. You will be asked to provide the following during submission:

  • Name, email, institution
  • Career/Education Level
  • Abstract Title
  • Brief description of the work (1000 character limit)
  • Co-authors and institutions (if any)
  • Photo of yourself to be used in posting the work (jpeg format)
  • 3 minute (maximum) narrated PowerPoint (ppt format)
  • Release Agreement for posting the work

Awards: Submissions from students (undergraduate and graduate) and postdocs will be reviewed and considered for recognition in a limited award program.

Presentation: All submissions will be posted on the society website to highlight the work of our members.  A limited number of submissions will also be invited to participate in a live Q&A session hosted by SLB.

Contact SLB if membership dues present an obstacle to your participation in this activity. SLB strives to ensure there are no barriers to participation for those in relevant areas of research. SLB values and seeks diversity and inclusive practices within the community of our members. We stand against hate, discrimination, and prejudice.


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How do I narrated a powerpoint?

There are many online tutorials on how to add narration to your powerpoint. Here is just one. One of the 2020 scientific presenters utilized this format (see it now as an example).