Annual CCR Fellows and Young Investigators Colloquium (Abstracts)

Abstracts & Posters Info

The organizing committee encourages everyone to submit an abstract! If we need to switch to a virtual colloquium, instructions for a virtual poster presentation will be provided before the Colloquium.

There will be six sections this year:

  • Bioinformatics, Epidemiology and Translational Research
  • Biophysics, Chemistry, Pharmacology and Structural Biology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology and Microbiology
  • Cancer Models, Cancer Stem Cells, Carcinogenesis and Metastasis
  • Genetics, Genomics, Chromatin, Signal Transduction and Transcription
  • Immunology, Virology and Metabolism

The abstract may have a maximum length of 500 words (no tables or figures) and should be divided into the following parts:

  • Background and Hypotheses
  • Study Design and Methods
  • Results and Conclusions
  • Relevance and Importance

There is one poster session on each day. Additionally, poster session presentation times are divided into groups by even and odd poster numbers. 

All posters should be 4 feet wide and 4 feet high (see diag.)

4 by 5 poster

Full abstracts will be published in the Colloquium book, which will be posted to the website.

NOTE:  Abstracts will not be edited. Be sure NOT to use special characters. (ex. dashes, single quotes, double quotes and Greek characters/symbols)

Both abstracts and posters will be judged, and best presentations will be recognized. Oral presentations will be judged at the time of the talk. In addition to the travel awards, we will award the Outstanding Postgraduate (OPGF) award to the post-baccalaureate fellow or graduate student from the selected oral presentation judging results.

Please note: You need to be available during your poster session to be considered for an award.

CCR FYI Committee members will not be eligible for a travel award but can be selected for an oral presentation.


Abstract/Presentation Judging

Using a scale of 1 - 5 (5 = best) abstracts/presentations will be evaluated in the following categories:

Scientific Merit (Significance/Impact)

To what degree was the goal/purpose of the study made clear?
Is the importance apparent?


To what degree was the design, procedures, and data analysis made clear?
Were the methods appropriate/complete?


Was the presentation well organized and clearly communicated? Did the individual display familiarity and understanding of the work presented by handling questions and/or indicating future directions? Was the talk given in the allotted time?

Visual Presentation

What was the overall quality of the presentation in terms of visibility and design?
Did the graphic/tabular display enhance the presentation?

Creativity and Originality

To what degree did the presentation demonstrate novel, creative, original or insightful approaches?