AbbVie Student Poster Awards supporting the next generation of biotech research


Graduate biotech students are invited to submit a research poster to the AbbVie 2015 Student Poster Awards.

A selection of 20 posters will be displayed as finalists in the main exhibition hall at the AusBiotech national conference 7 - 9 October 2015 for the duration of the event and the winner judged at the event.

Congratulations to the 2014 winner of the AbbVie Student Award, Kieran Cashin, a PhD candidate at the Burnet Institute’s Centre for Biomedical Research in Melbourne, for his poster presentation, ‘PhenoSeq: A computer algorithm for determining HIV receptor usage’.

Students can submit an abstract via the online portal, which will be reviewed by a panel and twenty abstracts will be chosen to be included in the poster display. Research areas may include, but are not limited to: biomedical engineering, biology, nanotechnology, bio-imaging, bioinformatics, nutritional science and disease research.

Abstract submissions are now open and will close on Friday 28 August 2015 at 5.00pm EST.

Finalists will be selected after 7 September and must be available to present their poster for the duration of the conference – and the winner will be announced at the AusBiotech Closing Reception on Friday 9 October 2015.

Successful finalists will receive:

  • Free registration to AusBiotech 2015, registration allows individuals to attend all conference sessions, business matching and catered networking events; and
  • A list of successful applicants will be included in the AusBiotech journal, Australasian Biotechnology, post conference.

The winner will receive the AbbVie Student Award 2015, media coverage in BiotechDispatch and the AusBiotech journal, as well as a full registration to an AusBiotech Conference of their choice.

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