Registration, Abstracts, Posters, Talks

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The Program Chairs and Organizers of the
13th International Conference on Biological Barriers
have decided to postpone the event to 6 – 8 September 2021.


On account of the COVID-19 situation and after consideration
of various scenarios that may unfold between now and
the original conference date in August/September 2020,
we have decided to postpone.
This decision has been made with a heavy heart
but seems to be inevitable.


We will now start working on the prearrangement of
BioBarriers 2021 – and we will keep you all updated on the program.


Our sympathies at this time are with those affected
all around the world.


Hope you see you at BioBarriers 2021

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Registration Fees
Early registration fees as well as the special rates for members of Saarland University and HZI/ HIPS apply for binding registrations that we receive **before** 15 April 2020.

PhD students: 250 EUR early / 300 EUR regular
Academia: 500 EUR early / 600 EUR regular
Industry: 700 EUR early / 900 EUR regular

Members of Saarland University or HZI /HIPS: 200 EUR (full conference)

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31 May 2020
Please download
a) the template and Guide for Abstract Submission: BB20_Template_abstract
b) the form with the abstract info: BB2020-Abstract_Info
Please submit your abstract and the info by e-mail to: BioBarriers@helmholtz-hzi.de 

Please note: All accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings without any post-processing. The conference proceedings will be available as electronic version/ PDF-file for all registered participants of BioBarriers 2020.

Options for poster presentation, discussions with experts, poster pitches and contrubuted talks are offered!

Discuss your poster with an expert! Please let us know with whom you would like to discuss your poster. Please select from the conference speakers three names and submit this information together with your abstracts.

Poster Exhibition: Poster walls for portrait posters will be provided to all participants who have submitted abstracts. Please prepare your poster in DIN A0 (ideal: 841 mm width x 1189 mm height), in portrait format. Please bring your poster with you and hang it up yourself, right at the beginning of the event. The poster exhibition with the contributions of the participants will be present at the whole conference.

Contributed Talks: Several slots for contributed presentations are provided in each session for the top abstracts. The selection will be based on the review of the 1-page abstracts by the Program Chairs. A slot for a contributed talk is 10 minutes, including 7 minutes presentation and 3 minutes discussion.

Poster pitch presentations: As the slots for contributed talks are limited, we offer also poster pitch presentations in order to allow a wider range of young scientist to present their work to their scientific community. If your work is among the top scoring but all slots for contributed talks are already assigned, you will be invited to present a ‘pitch’ to accompany it. Pitches will be presented within a dedicated session on Tuesday, 1 September 2020. You have 3 minutes to present your argument (your ‘pitch’) about why your research is important and why someone should want to come and find out more about it. We encourage you to start with one clear statement or idea (the bottom line, or the ‘hook’) and then back it up. This is a different approach to that taken in longer oral presentations in which speakers usually build up to a concluding final statement. With such limited time for your presentation we advise that you focus clearly on one point (and rehearse your timing carefully!) Please note that your presentation will be strictly timed. ‘Poster Pitch’ sessions will not include any additional time for questions or discussion. Instead your audience will be encouraged to come and discuss your work with you.
Keep it simple! Explain what a) your research/ innovation is, b) you did (or what you are doing) and c) you  have found and/or why it is important. Don’t overfill your slide as the type face will be too small and people won’t be able to see it

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