MicroBREW 2024: Call for Abstracts

We are excited to announce MicroBREW 2024, brought to you by BREWMOR (Bridging Research and Education With Model ORganisms)! The workshop theme is “Integrating Bioinformatics into the Undergraduate Classroom.” For this workshop, we are seeking abstracts that explore incorporating bioinformatics into the undergraduate classroom.

This workshop will feature two keynote speakers to provide a broad perspective on bioinformatics instruction and best practices for use in the classroom. We will also have LIGHTNING TALKS, selected from submitted abstracts, followed by a community Meet and Greet. MicroBREW, co-sponsored by Genetics Society of America (GSA), will be held via Zoom on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 2:30 pm EST.

Want to Submit an Abstract for a Lightning Talk?

The microBREW sub-committee invites abstracts for LIGHTNING TALKS. Lightning talks are short form talks, distinct from traditional conference presentations, panels, or lectures. Each speaker gets five minutes and is limited to two (2) slides.

If you have incorporated bioinformatics into your classroom or syllabus, even if it is not perfectly developed yet, please consider submitting an abstract!

If you are a trainee working on a project that you think might adapt well to the classroom, please consider submitting an abstract!

The main goal is to spark collaborations and conversations across disciplines with fast-paced presentations. It’s a great opportunity to learn about work of similar interest in a relatively short period of time. If you have any questions related to abstract preparation, please contact April at aar75@pitt.edu

The abstract submission deadline is Monday, January 8, 2024, at 11:59 pm ET. Abstract submission form here: MicroBREW 2024 Abstract Submission

The mission of BREWMOR is to build a network of teaching and research faculty dedicated to increasing experiential learning for biology students, primarily at the undergraduate level. Check out the website to learn more about how we support excellence in research to build a strong, diverse, and inclusive community: https://brewmor.org/