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This meeting took place in 2008

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Biomarker Discovery, Validation and Applications (B1)

Organizer(s) Mark S. Boguski and Jean-Jacques Garaud
February 3—8, 2008
Granlibakken Tahoe • Tahoe City, CA USA
Abstract Deadline: Oct 3, 2007
Late Abstract Deadline: Nov 1, 2007
Scholarship Deadline: Oct 3, 2007
Early Registration Deadline: Dec 3, 2007

Supported by the Director's Fund

Summary of Meeting:
Conceptually, biomarkers are emerging as a new organizing principle for translational research involving multidisciplinary and parallel activities in basic research, technology development and clinical application. The primary reason for this is that the concept encompasses a broad swath of potential roles in human disease including prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, patient stratification and the pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic properties of drugs as well as their efficacies and toxicities. This meeting attempts to bring together scientists, technologists and research physicians to focus attention on key challenges and highlight synergies among groups working in different but overlapping areas. The meeting will address major trends in the field from macromolecular analytics to clinical imaging and overall strategies for biomarker development and applications.

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Scholarship / Award Information

Scholarship Deadline: October 3, 2007 (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

If you are eligible and wish to be considered for a scholarship, you should complete all of the following by the scholarship deadline for the meeting you wish to attend. It is recommended you begin these steps in advance of the deadline date to ensure completion.

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