Abstract categories

Abstract categories

Poster topic categories

All abstracts will be considered for poster presentation. Authors must select one topic category most relevant to their research from the following categories:

  • Advocacy Training Program
    • Delegates of the ASBMB's Advocacy Training Program work on an advocacy project over the course of their three-month externship. The society encourages the ATP delegates to submit an abstract on their advocacy project focusing on their efforts and any potential impact they have had in their communities through their advocacy efforts.
  • AI and data science in BMB
  • Bacteriology and virology
  • BMB education and professional development
  • Chemical biology
  • Drug discovery
  • Enzyme chemistry and catalysis
  • Experimental and computational methods and resources
  • Glycobiology and extracellular matrices
  • Lipids and membranes
  • Metabolism
  • Nucleic acids
  • Omics
  • Organelles and compartments
  • Pharmacology and signal transduction
  • Plant biology
  • Protein synthesis, structure, modifications and interactions
  • Science outreach activities
    • As part of ASBMB’s mission to promote the understanding of the molecular nature of life processes, the society encourages members to engage the public through activities that foster a greater appreciation of science. #DiscoverBMB attendees who have initiated informal science education and outreach efforts are invited to submit an abstract describing their activity, program or event and associated outcomes, challenges and impacts. Submissions promoting accessibility, dialogue and mutual learning between scientists and the public are encouraged. These may include outreach programs at local communities or other public engagement efforts with the potential to expand audience reach.

Spotlight talk themes

A limited number of spotlight talk opportunities (short talks) are available in thematic symposia sessions. Those wanting to be considered for a spotlight talk must select the thematic symposium most relevant to their area of research. Selected spotlight talks will be integrated into the relevant symposium in the following themes:

  • Advances in natural product biochemistry and biotechnology
  • BMB education and professional development (EPD)
    • EPD: AI in the classroom: Disruptor or enhancer?
    • EPD: Assessment and curricular practices: Teaching and engaging with Gen Z
    • EPD: Challenges and best practices: Running a research program primarily with undergraduate students
  • Cool and novel enzymes
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Maximizing Access Committee (MAC)
    • MAC: Biochemistry of climate change
    • MAC: Cancer biology
    • MOSAIC: NIH and NSF perspectives on diversifying STEM
  • Membrane contact sites
  • Microbial signaling, communication and metabolism
  • Mitochondria, peroxisomes and chloroplast metabolism
  • New frontiers in structural biology
  • Redox and metals in biology
  • RNA biology
  • Signaling mechanisms in the nucleus

Important note: If you are selected for a spotlight talk, you will not present the same abstract as a poster. The ASBMB does not permit authors to present spotlight talks in consecutive years at #DiscoverBMB.