Abstract Submission

 MCBIOS & MAQC 2021 Joint Conference Abstract Submission Instructions

Thank you for planning to submit or update your abstract for the MCBIOS & MAQC 2021 Joint Conference. A couple of notes: This year’s meeting is going to be fully virtual, including the poster session, and the registration will cover both the MCBIOS and MAQC tracks of the conference (April 26-30, 2021). If you submitted an abstract for last year’s cancelled conference and did not ask to have your abstract deleted, it should still be in the EasyChair Abstract Submission Portal for you to review and update as needed, see instructions below.

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2021

Reviewing and Updating a Previously Submitted Abstract

  • Log into the EasyChair Portal.

  • Select among your available abstract that you want review and click the magnifying glass to open the abstract content.

  • In the upper-right portion of the screen there are options to update authors, update information (which will allow you to manually edit your abstract), add or update abstract file (see below for formatting) or withdraw the abstract.

    • If you add a new abstract file, please make sure that the uploaded file and text in the abstract text box match.

Submitting a New Abstract

  • Log into the EasyChair Portal.

  • Select “New Submission” from the menu bar

  • Choose the Track (MCBIOS or MAQC) where you will be presenting (or most closely aligned)

  • Complete the requested information on the submission form

  • Paste the title and abstract text, formatted as described below, into the appropriate boxes

  • It is also recommended that you upload a copy of the abstract as well with the upload functionality

Abstract Format

The Abstract should not exceed 300 words . Please minimize the use of abbreviations and do not cite references in the abstract. The abstract must include the following separate sections:

  • Background: the context and purpose of the study

  • Results: the main findings

  • Conclusions: a brief summary and potential implications

There are a limited number of spots for oral presentations. If not selected for oral presentation, you will automatically be considered for poster presentation. Oral presentations will generally be 15 min long and the speaker would participate in a panel question and answer session. Posters will be uploaded to the conference hosting site and should likely be limited to 30″W x 20″H (91cm x 61cm) in a pdf format to facilitate viewing on the computer.

A registered author can submit multiple abstracts, as long as that author is the presenting author.

We are currently in discussions for publication of high-quality proceedings manuscripts from the confernece in one of the Frontier bioinformatics-related journals. The standards for acceptance in the journal are quite high and not all papers may be accepted.