When you present your research at #DiscoverBMB, you get the recognition and constructive feedback that you need to make your work even better.

Abstract submission provides the opportunity to:

  • Present your work — Get noticed when you share your findings at this highly regarded research forum. Practice communicating your science to audiences of varying interests and specialties.
  • Circulate your findings — Contribute to the community’s collective body of knowledge by sharing your successes and challenges.
  • Gain a competitive advantage — Get a step ahead of other job seekers by presenting your findings in front of experts and employers whose work you know and admire.
  • Find new collaborators — Forge partnerships with other scientists with shared interests.

Abstracts presented at #DiscoverBMB 2025 will be published in a virtual supplement to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, one of the ASBMB's gold open-access publications.

ASBMB members pay reduced abstract submission and registration fees. Join or renew now to secure the reduced member rates.

Early-decision abstracts

Fast-track your abstract — International researchers are encouraged to participate so that they can get an early start on the visa process. Submit your abstract by Oct. 30 and you will be notified by Nov. 14. Early decisions notification will include acceptance/rejection but will not include presentation format. Decisions on oral or poster presentation will be sent in January.

On-time abstracts

Abstracts submitted by the Dec. 9 deadline will be reviewed by the program planning and meetings committees for scheduling as talks or posters. Talks are for 12 minutes with 3 minute Q&A and poster presentations provide opportunities for authors to present at their poster during the poster receptions in the exhibit hall and actively address attendee questions.

Late-breaking abstracts

Late breaking abstracts will be considered for poster presentations only.

Abstract submission fees will be posted when the site opens in September.

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Important dates

Sept. 18 Abstract submission and travel award application opens
Oct. 30 Early-decision abstract deadline
Nov. 14 Authors of early decision abstracts notified (does not include format of presentation or date/time of scheduled presentation)
Dec. 9 On-time abstract deadline
Jan. 6 Late-breaking abstract submission opens
Jan. 17 Authors of on-time abstracts notified of spotlight talk selection
Jan. 25 Authors of on-time abstracts notified of poster presentation selection
Jan. 28 Late-breaking abstract deadline
Feb. 11 Poster presenters notified of assigned date and time of presentation
March 10 Poster presenters notified of assigned board number

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Tips for writing an abstract
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