Calling Potential MCBIOS2021 Young Scientist Excellence Award


Precision Public Health – A Clear Vision


April 26-30, 2021


Virtual conference

The MCBIOS & MAQC Society Joint Conference 2021 is scheduled to be held virtually from April 26-30, 2021. Annually, MCBIOS recognizes excellent young and upcoming talent with “MCBIOS Young Scientist Excellence Award”. We are currently seeking applications for individuals who are interested in being considered for this prestigious award.  This award will be given to students and postdoctoral fellows that are exhibit scientific excellence in the fields of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.

Applications submitted by students and postdoctoral fellows go through a rigorous award application process and three Students and three Postdoctoral fellows will be selected as finalists in their respective categories. Each finalist will give a plenary presentation during a dedicated Young Scientist Excellence Award Scientific Sessions.

  • Selected finalists from each category will give plenary presentation and receive free registration to the joint conference. 

  • The top student and postdoctoral fellow will also receive cash award of $500.

  • Please contact Zhaohui "Steve" Qin, at for more information.

Deadline for Consideration: January 31, 2021
Finalists will be notified by February 21, 2021 of their selection.

Judging Criteria:
To help you decide if you want to compete, here are some considerations related to criteria for judging:

  • While the quality and impact of the research will be a consideration, the quality of your professional presentation will be by far the primary consideration for the award (the judges will understand that the research topic is usually determined by the institution and advisor and not wholly within your control).

  • Research that is neither to too stale (i.e., old and recycled), nor too immature is preferred.  

  • The creativity, dedication and multidisciplinary contribution you have demonstrated the research will be important factors.

  • The multidisciplinary talent and initiative you have demonstrated to expand your skills will be an important consideration.

  • Whether you have shown an understanding of the scientific method will be an important factor (e.g., validity and reliability considerations).

  • CLARITY will be critical, in both the submission application as well as in the presentation.

Award Application:
The award application submission will be through the YSEA mailbox. Please save a copy of the attached form and email it by January 31, 2021 to: for award consideration. 

  • Abstract: 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 and 

    • Conclusions: a summary and potential implications

  • Innovation in research: Describe your innovative contributions in 150 words or less. Innovation can mean many different things. Tell us what you did that was innovative (e.g., extra efforts to assure validity or replicability; learned an entirely new area of chemistry, biology or computation; employed algorithms in new ways).

  • Author Contributions: Describe your specific contributions to the project in 150 words or less, i.e., what tasks you carried out in the project, and what tasks collaborators carried.