About Cell Bio

After two years, Cell Bio 2022 will return as an in-person meeting December 3-7, 2022, in Washington, DC. We are excited to make it possible for colleagues to reconnect face-to-face, while keeping health and safety paramount. We understand flexibility is also important. In addition to our in-person meeting, limited content will be available on-demand for purchase after the meeting so that all scientists can access the cutting-edge cell biology research that was presented during the in-person meeting.

ASCB meeting in San Diego, California, Saturday, December 8, 2018. 
(Photography by Paul Sakuma Photography) www.PaulSakuma.com

Health and Safety Practices

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, ASCB is closely monitoring evolving guidelines and recommendations. Review our safety policies and guidelines to learn how we plan to keep attendees safe and what is expected of each participant.

ASCB Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cell Bio, the joint meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), is an arena to showcase the best research in the cell biology community. Our community encompasses researchers from diverse backgrounds, including age, gender, race, ethnicity, geographic location, institutions, career levels, and research interests. As such, we want the meeting speakers and presenters to represent our diverse community.

We offer opportunities for every attendee to get involved in organizing sessions at the meeting. You can chair a Minisymposium, organize a Special Interest Subgroup or Education, Professional Development, Diversity, and Inclusion session, or lead a roundtable discussion.

How We Are Increasing Speaker Diversity in 2022 and Beyond:

  • Members of the 2022 Program Committee consulted with researchers who are active in diversity, equity, and inclusion during the Symposium speaker selection process. Going forward, several of those researchers will serve as at-large members of the Program Committee.
  • Those applying to be Minisymposia co-chairs do not have to be an ASCB member to apply, but will be required to join if they are selected.
  • Program Committee track co-chairs will be provided with demographic information to enable them to ensure diversity when they select Minisymposium co-chairs.
  • All abstracts submitted for Minisymposium talks will be reviewed with demographic information concealed. Top-scoring abstracts and accompanying author demographic information are then sent to Minisymposia co-chairs to form sessions.
  • Subgroup organizers will be provided with demographic information of presenting authors of abstracts to help them create more diverse sessions.
  • Program committee track co-chairs can invite additional URMs to serve as a minisymposium co-chair to ensure more diversity.