The poster abstract submission system for the 34th Annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium is now open. Click the link below to submit your abstract!
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The 34th Annual CSU Symposium will feature poster abstracts from CSU groups throughout the entire state. Posters will be presented in sessions on Saturday and Sunday in a virtual format.
You can find the 2021 Poster List linked here.
The symposium will be fully virtual this year so submitting and presenting your poster will be different this year than in previous years. Please read the guidelines below for submitting and presenting your poster.
Click Here for a printable copy of the guidelines listed below.
Submitting your poster: (We're currently selecting our symposium site vendor so process and dates subject to change.)
Presenting your poster:
Whether you are working from a laptop or desktop computer, be sure to test your camera well in advance of the meeting.
Digital Poster/Video File Submission:
Students should work with their mentor to determine how to organize their poster content, who will be submitting the poster and what is being submitted. Be sure that your posters cover the same material as the abstracts.
Submit Your Poster Files
Students attending the symposium will be giving poster presentations, elevator talks, talking with award selection committees, and giving lightning talks to the participants at the virtual symposium.
Please note that we are developing rigorous ways to protect data presented on virtual posters but consider data confidentiality as you prepare your poster abstract and presentation.
We’re curious to find out how many posters will appear in Poster 2.0 formats this year! The links below will take you to good sources of advice and help you tell an engaging story this January!
The links below will take you to good sources of advice and help you tell an engaging story this January!
Due to the competitive nature of the poster selection process, we strongly suggest that you read the selection criteria below, follow the advice at this website (read all the way down the page!), and watch the “Abstractology” webinar (link above). The annual CSU Biotechnology Symposium is an interdisciplinary meeting, so abstracts should be written for a general biotechnology audience. Do not re-use abstracts or write in the same style as you might use for abstracts written for and submitted to niche technical conferences or disciplinary society meetings, for instance.
Need more information about writing a competitive poster abstract? Watch the 50-minute CSUPERB “Abstractology” Webinar (recorded September 6, 2019) during which Susan Baxter (CSUPERB) and Jenn Whiles Lillig (Sonoma State University) discuss abstract selection criteria and tips for writing successful poster abstracts. Use the link here to watch the Zoom webinar: http://bit.ly/CSUPERBposters
CSUPERB defines biotechnology as a fusion of biology and technology. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization lists biotechnology examples, applications and sectors. CSUPERB explicitly adds to these lists health IT and medical device research and development.
Accordingly, CSUPERB welcomes and accepts abstract submissions from CSU faculty and students in all disciplines related to the current practice of biotechnology, including but not limited to life science, physical science, engineering, clinical science, math, computer science, agricultural science, education and/or business.
The abstract selection committee is drawn from the CSUPERB Faculty Consensus Group. The committee uses a “blind” selection process to select abstracts for presentation at the symposium. No author names, department addresses or campus affiliations are visible to reviewers.
The most common reason poster abstracts are not accepted? The submitted abstract did not include a sentence(s) that makes “it clear what has been accomplished, what methods were used, and what conclusions have been drawn from the data presented.” We understand that abstracts sometimes are recycled from other professional meetings or that investigators might present work at conferences where this is not a requirement for poster acceptance; however, in these cases, you must re-write your abstract to address CSUPERB selection criteria. If you want to better understand CSUPERB’s competitive abstract selection process, please watch the “Abstractology” webinar, look at abstracts accepted in previous years (see links below), or read this document.
The symposium poster abstract submission deadline is Monday, September 20 (5 pm pacific time).
Poster titles should be descriptive (limit 150 characters) and avoid use of acronyms!
For questions related to poster abstract submissions, please contact CSUPERB (619-594-2822).