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SEP 26 - 27 2018 Opens: 6:00 AM PDT
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Cell Biology 2018

Join us for the 2nd Annual Cell Biology Virtual Event, as we discuss recent discoveries in biological research, advancements in techniques, and tool developments in cell research. Cell biology studies cells – their physiological properties, structure, the organelles they contain, environmental interactions, life cycle, division and death, on a microscopic and molecular level.

Cell Biology 2018 Virtual Event will continue to create a valuable platform for inspiring global and interdisciplinary collaboration in a virtual environment. Participants will learn from experts on topics such as:

  • Translational Approaches
  • Imaging
  • Live Cell Dynamics
  • Cell Therapy
  • 3D Cell Cultures

This field spans through most scientific disciplines, studying cell imaging, stem cells, cell physiology and structure, cell signaling, cell culture, and translational biology, and encompassing other scientific fields such as cancer biology, neuroscience, genetics, bioengineering and so much more. The free, two-day conference will bring together professors, post-docs, biologists and biomedical professionals from all over the world. Attend interactive sessions, first-class exhibitions and virtual poster presentations.

Our virtual conference allows you to participate in a global setting with no travel or cost to you. You can participate in exactly those parts which you are interested in and be back at your desk or bench in an instant. Virtual events remove time and place restrictions and ensure that everyone who wants to participate can do so. This virtual conference also offers increased reach for the global cell biology community with a high degree of interaction through live-streaming video and chat sessions.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the 2018 Cell Biology Virtual Event. Submission is free. Submit your abstract here

Continuing Education
By participating in this virtual event and watching webcast presentations, you can earn Free Continuing Education (PACE) credits. To earn educational credits, you must view an entire presentation. Following the presentation, you must click on the educational credit link provided for that particular speaker and follow the required process. Once you have completed the process, you will receive a certificate for the educational credit.

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Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer reviewed. Submission is free.


Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

Questions? Email Posters@LabRoots.com

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  • SEP 26, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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    Mapping the Inner World of the Cell
    Speaker: Bo Huang, PhD
  • SEP 26, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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    3D Cell Cultures and Tissue Clearing: A High Content Confocal Platform for the Complete 3D Characterization of Advanced Cell Models
    Speaker: Dr. Michael Johnson
  • Live Cell Dynamics
  • SEP 26, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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    Mapping the Inner World of the Cell
    Speaker: Bo Huang, PhD
  • 3D Cell Cultures
  • SEP 26, 2018 12:00 PM PDT
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    3D Cell Cultures and Tissue Clearing: A High Content Confocal Platform for the Complete 3D Characterization of Advanced Cell Models
    Speaker: Dr. Michael Johnson

  • Kersti Alm, PhD
    Application Specialist at Phase Holographic Imaging
      Dr. Alm has been an Application Specialist at Phase Holographic Imaging (PHI) for nine years now. Working with digital holography is a challenge and her background in cell biology is very useful. Learning tissue culture during her PhD studies in cell biology at Lund University, Sweden, as well as the continued training during her postdoc at Roswell Park, Buffalo, NY, provided important insights for the development of the technology. The years thereafter, when she was working as a researcher and a teacher at Lund University, have also contributed to her knowledge of both cell requirements and of cell biologist requirements. PHI has developed a cell analysis system based on digital holography, and she has been part of the development almost from the beginning.
    • Carlemi Calitz, PhD
      Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Phamacen North-West University (NWU)
        I completed my B.Sc in Biological Sciences at the North-West University (NWU) in 2010, followed by a Hons. B.Sc in Biochemistry (NWU) in 2011. In 2012 I accepted a position as senior laboratory technician in the department Pharmaceutics at NWU. This enabled me to pursue a M.Sc in Pharmaceutics (2013-2014). In 2014 I was invited to join the international Golden Key honour society for my academic achievements as part of the top 15% of students in my field at NWU. I completed my Ph.D in Pharmaceutics in 2017 under the guidance of Dr C. Gouws, Dr K. Wrzesinksi and Prof S.Hamman. My thesis focused on the establishment of three-dimensional cell culture models for drug bio-transformation and toxicity studies. I was awarded the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) Innovation doctoral scholarship and travel award in 2016 and 2017. With this award I was able to spend six months at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense, Denmark, learning the art of three-dimensional spheroid culturing. Since 2014 I have published five first author publications in international peer-reviewed journals. In 2014 I presented at the Young Scientist award of the 35th conference of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences of South Africa. I have also acted as reviewer for the journal Current Pharmacology Reports, and hold membership to the South African Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Currently I am employed in the faculty of Health Sciences at the NWU as a post-doctoral research fellow, focusing on the development of three-dimensional cell culture models and platforms for cancer research, bio-transformation and toxicity screening of pre-clinical lead compounds or traditional herbal medicine.
      • Alicia Henn, PhD
        Chief Scientific Officer, BioSpherix
      • Calley Hirsch
        Development Engineer / Scientist II, CCRM
          Calley Hirsch has been a Development Engineer / Scientist II at CCRM in Toronto for 8 months, where she specializes in upstream lentiviral production and gene delivery technologies. Prior to working at CCRM, Calley was a postdoctoral fellow at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute in Toronto and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston working on pluripotent stem cells and somatic cell reprogramming. Calley received her PhD from the University of Saskatchewan.
        • Bo Huang, PhD
          Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco
            Dr. Bo Huang received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Peking University, China, in 2001 and Ph. D. degree in Chemistry at Stanford University in 2006. After finishing postdoc work at Harvard University in 2009, he joined UCSF as an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, with a joint appointment in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014 and Professor in 2017. Dr. Huang's research work encompasses the areas of single molecule biophysics, microscopy, and cell biology. Dr. Huang has received many awards, including the GE Healthcare and Science Prize for Young Life Scientists, Searle Scholarship, Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering, the NIH Director's New Innovator Award, the American Society for Cell Biology Young Life Scientist Award, and UCSF Byers Award for Basic Science.
          • Dr. Michael Johnson
            Chief Executive Officer - Visikol Inc.
              Dr. Michael Johnson is a 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and the CEO of Visikol Inc., which is a drug discovery research organization focused on advanced in vitro models, 3D tissue imaging, and digital pathology. Michael holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from Muhlenberg College and a PhD from Rutgers University. Michael's research background has focused on a number of projects, from remote sensing research with NASA, to building light sheet microscopes for 3D tissue imaging, and producing algal-derived biofuels. Prior to leading Visikol, Michael worked on several biotech-based entrepreneurial pursuits and is very passionate about translating cutting edge research into life-changing commercial technologies.
            C.E. Credits

            The speakers below have been approved for CME, CE, or CEU credits. To redeem your credits, locate the presentation you watched and click on the CME/CE/CEU buttons for further direction. For more general information regarding continuing education, the processes to receive credits, and the accreditation bodies, Click here


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            • R. Claudio Aguilar, Ph.D.

              Dr. Aguilar obtained his PhD degree in Immunochemistry from the School of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dr. Aguilar pursued his post-doctoral training at the National institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD in the lab of the well-known cell ...

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            • Brian McNally, PhD

              Brian McNally received his doctorate in Cell & Molecular Biology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he focused on the transcriptional mechanisms governing polycystic kidney disease, renal cancer and development. His post-doctoral fellowship concentrated on ...

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            • Antonio Baines, PhD

              Dr. Antonio T. Baines is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) and an adjunct professor in the Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill. He earned a ...

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            • Anthony Grace, PhD

              Dr. Anthony A. Grace is a Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience and a Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University School of Medicine with Dr. Benjamin S. Bunney and had postdoctoral ...

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            • Andreas Jeromin, PhD

              Andreas Jeromin, PhD, has more than 25 years of experience in CNS clinical diagnostics and companion diagnostics and co-authors more than 150 publications. He is the founder of Atlantic Biomarkers, Inc., and currently the consulting Chief Medical Officer to Quanterix Corp and ...

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            • Rowshanak Hashemiyoon, PhD

              Dr. Rowshanak Hashemiyoon is the head of the Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory in the Department of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Cologne in Germany. Her work unites scientific research with clinical care. It focuses on identifying the ...

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            • Mathew Flegal, BS, SRS

              Matt entered the research field over 24 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. Since then, he has worked at contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well as in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and Biogen ...

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