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ABRF Poster Awards

Sponsored by Waters Corporation

Waters Corporation sponsors prizes for the best posters presented at the ABRF Annual Meeting that contain original research. The ABRF Education Committee reviews all poster abstracts submitted to the meeting and selects a limited number of candidates for award consideration. Lead authors of the candidate posters are invited to give a short (5 minute) presentation of their poster to the Education Committee at their poster. The authors of the posters judged to be the best receive the Waters Corporation sponsored awards at the Poster Award Session and are required to give a 15 min presentation, including time for questions. In order to be eligible for the competition, the poster first author must be submit a draft of their poster before the annual meeting, and be available for the poster judging and the Award Session during the meeting.  Each of the winners receives $500.

Eligible posters focus on the latest scientific research results enabled by advanced life sciences technologies, methods and software tools that facilitate applications, and the latest technology developments in the biotechnology field. Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

ABRF Poster Categories:

  • Administration: Management, Process Improvement, Software Tools, Shared Facility Expertise, Best Practices, Mentoring, Career Development, etc.
  • Flow Cytometry/Trending: Flow Cytometry, Antibodies, Statistics, Bio-IT, Bioinformatics, 3D Printing, All Other
  • Genomics: Single cell, Metagenomics, Sequencing, Gene Editing, CRISPR/CAS, Biomarkers, Microarray, Software, etc.
  • Imaging: Confocal, Light Microscopy, Small Animal Imaging, Electron Microscopy, Developing Applications, etc.
  • Proteomics/Mass Spectrometry: Protein analysis, Protein Sequencing, Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Glycomics, Carbohydrate analysis, Biomarkers, Software, etc.
  • **Note: Core Facility posters should be submitted in the associated topic area. 

    Core Facilities Submission Criteria:  

    Core Facilities posters should be aimed at promoting scientific discovery or enriching the core or laboratory setting. Core Facilities posters must provide data or measurements that support the conclusions. Any poster focused on marketing a core facility or company (e.g. presenting an inventory of services or equipment)  will not be accepted.

    Recommended Core Facilities poster topics include:

    1. Development of a novel technique or modification to a previously implemented protocol

    2. Implementation details of a new workflow, protocol or standard operating   procedure

    1. A quantitative evaluation of a core's impact on the institute it serves

    A well written and correctly formatted example of a Core Facilities abstract presented by Johnson et al in J Biomol Tech v.24(2); Jul 2013 (doi:  10.7171/jbt.13-2402-003) can be found at (link is external)

  • For more information about Posters at ABRF 2018, please click here.

2016 Poster Award Winners

Photo (L-R): Roy Waters, Monica DeLay, Jeanne Geskes, Brian Searle, Katia Sol-Church

Monica DeLay Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Abstract Title: Enrichment of CRISPR-mediated homologous-directed repair in mammalian cells by cell cycle-based flow sorting

Jeanne GeskesUniversity of Michigan
Abstract Title: Comprehensive Assessment of Custom Targeted Panels for Next Gen Sequencing

Brian Searle – University of Washington and Proteome Software
Abstract Title: A comprehensive analysis of peptide degradation over time

Katia Sol-Church Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital For Children
Abstract Title: Inherited recessive epigenetic and genetic compound heterozygote mutations cause Baratela Scott Syndrome in a subset of patient with rare skeletal dysplasia.

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