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Omics Meets Cell Biology (E1)

Organizer(s) Anne-Claude Gavin and Charlie M. Boone
May 8—13, 2011
Alpbach Congress Centrum • Alpbach, Austria
Abstract Deadline: Jan 6, 2011
Late Abstract Deadline: Feb 10, 2011
Scholarship Deadline: Jan 6, 2011
Early Registration Deadline: Mar 8, 2011

Supported by the Directors' Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Whole genome sequencing has become widespread and modern biologists currently access exponentially growing lists of genomes from organisms covering all three domains of life. This has fundamentally changed the way scientists address biological questions. A spectacular flourishing of technologies allows for global interrogation of gene activity and function and ever more comprehensive measurement of cellular macromolecules. These Omics approaches are still in full expansion but already increasingly contribute to the editing and annotation of systems-level networks charting physical and functional links between all cellular components. Nevertheless, an important challenge resides in the interpretation and integration of the data within the context of the whole physiology of a cell. We are for example, still learning and developing the bioinformatic tools to store and integrate different types of datasets. Emerging biochemical and chemical approaches contribute chemical tools and affinity reagents to systematically interrogate or perturb macromolecules within a cell. Live-cell imaging and quantitative microscopy have also moved large-scale allowing unprecedented phenotypic analysis. This conference will bring together the leading experts representing Omics technologies, cell biology, chemical-genetics, and bioinformatics to discuss and present these latest developments.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: January 6, 2011 (11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time)
*All deadlines end at 11:59 PM US Mountain Standard Time
NOTE: Please use the button above to Apply for a Scholarship


Keystone Symposia is offering scholarships of up to 1,200 USD to Students and Postdoctoral fellows. These scholarships are to be used to help defray the expenses associated with conference attendance, including airfare (restrictions may apply based on funding source), ground transportation, lodging costs, and a portion of meeting registration. Receipts will be required to receive reimbursement.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be used as the basis for awarding the scholarships. Scholarship recipients will be selected based on the quality of science of the abstract and the relevance of the abstract to the conference topic. Only one application per abstract is accepted. Only one award per lab will be allocated.


To be eligible for a scholarship, you must be:

A graduate student or postdoctoral fellow currently enrolled in an academic institute at the start of the meeting for which you are applying. Note: a graduate student is defined as a student who is studying for a higher degree at an academic institution. A postdoctoral fellow is defined as an individual with a Ph.D., M.D., or DVM degree who is engaged in a temporary period of mentored research and/or scholarly training for the purpose of acquiring the professional skills needed to pursue their desired career path, and is within 6 years of these degrees.

Review Criteria

Criteria for Abstract Review:

  1. Relevance to the meeting topic
  2. Significance of the scientific question and results
  3. Style
    • Organization (e.g. the abstract has a clear beginning, middle and end)
    • Grammar and spelling
  4. Clarity of scientific presentations
    • Clear question or hypothesis
    • Sufficient background
    • The experimental approach and rationale for the approach are clear
    • The results are clearly presented
    • The interpretation and conclusions are reasonable and logical

Application Process

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