Abstract Submission and Poster Guidelines

All attendees are welcome to participate with poster presentations. We highly encourage participation from graduate students and post-doctoral scientists. Some attendees will be selected to present a 25 minute talk at the conference.

Abstract Guidelines

All abstracts will be posted on this website for viewing prior to the conference. Please be advised that all accepted abstracts are considered public information and by submitting an abstract you agree to license the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to include it on our website.
Abstracts must be received by February 15, 2017 and should:
  • Relate to the subject of the conference.
  • Report results of original research or other activity of significant merit.
  • Must not be simply a review or progress report but must contain useful and new information.
  • Must not include references or footnotes.

In order to provide a uniform look to all poster abstracts, we ask that the following guidelines be used:
  • Written in the third person
  • Submitted as a Microsoft Word Document
  • One paragraph in length
  • Body of abstract with a word count of no more than 200.
  • In final form with no grammatical, typographical, or factual errors.

Please format your submission per the example below by following the instruction in red:
  • Provide a 1” margin.
  • Use Times New Roman 12.
  • Presenting author’s name should be underlined
  • Proper contact email should follow author names
  • Entire abstract should be single-spaced

Talk Guidelines

More information will be provided to those selected to present at talk at the conference.

Poster Guidelines

Space is limited so please submit abstracts early! Posters must be printed on poster paper and should have dimensions of no more than 48” x 48”. Poster boards will be supplied. Poster sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday during the evening receptions after the last scheduled talk. Presenters are asked to stand by their posters to answer questions. The presenting author/submitter assumes full responsibility for the content and we assume that all co-authors are aware of and approve the content. You must print your poster prior to the conference. There are no poster printers available onsite. 

If you have any questions please email Donna Holesinger.

Click here to email your abstract as a Microsoft Document. Indicate in your email if you are submitting to be considered for a talk, a poster or both.


Donna Holesinger
Danforth Center
975 N. Warson Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63132 
(314) 587-1414