IMPORTANT DATES and INFORMATION
Note: There are two sites, one for meeting registration and one for abstract submission.
Instructions for preparation and submission of talk or poster abstracts are posted HERE.
Talks and Poster Deadlines:
Monday, November 16, 2020 - Deadline for submission of talk abstracts.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Deadline for submission of poster abstracts.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Deadline to complete registration and payment of the $35 registration fee. Registration will close sooner if we reach meeting capacity of 400.
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - Meeting website opens for asynchronous poster viewing and chat.
Monday through Friday, January 18th-22, 2021 - Live talks, poster sessions, and small group discussions/networking for three to three and a half hours per day, starting at 9:00 a.m. US Eastern Standard Time. Asynchronous viewing continues.
Saturday January 23 through Saturday January 30, 2021 - Meeting website remains open for asynchronous poster viewing and chat, as well as viewing recorded talk sessions.
GIVING AND RECEIVING MEETING SCHOLARSHIPS
Meeting attendees have the option on the registration website to fund scholarships that will allow attendance at BLAST XVI by graduate students and postdocs who would not otherwise be able to participate. Any unused donations will be added to the O'Neill Travel Fund for use at future BLAST meetings.
To request a scholarship, please go to this page. Scholarships will be distributed on a first come, first served basis to qualified applicants, subject to the availability of funds.
Sessions and Chairs
Howard Berg, Harvard University US
SESSIONS AND CHAIRS
Interactions and communities: Abhishek Shrivastava
(Arizona State University, US)
Cellular Signal Processing: Rita Tamayo (UNC Chapel Hill, US)
Integrative Approaches: Computer Models, Synthetic Biology, and Systems Biology: Yann Dufour
(Michigan State University, US)
Latest Technology Innovations and Hot Topics: Anna Konovalova (University of Texas, Houston, US)
Microbial Signal Perception: Rebecca Parales (UC Davis, US)
Microbial Traits: Behavior, Development and Pathogenesis: Tam Mignot (Aix-Marseilles Universite, France)