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CUBS 2023: Cal Undergraduate BioE Symposium


Get ready to present your BioE research!

iGEM at Berkeley is excited to bring you the second Undergraduate Bioengineering Symposium this coming spring, featuring the latest undergraduate-led BioE research, on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Any questions? Please email cubs@igem.berkeley.edu, and a member will get back to you.



[UPDATE] Wednesday, April 12th, 11:59pm: Abstract due (Deadline Extended from April 2)

Early April: Students notified of confirmed selection

Mid-late April: Poster submission due

Tuesday, May 2nd: Symposium @ 290 Hearst Mining Building from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Abstract Formatting Guidelines

Make sure your abstract meetings the following requirements:

  • Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 150 words. We strongly recommend abstracts are at least 100 words.

  • Abstracts may be submitted individually, or on behalf of a group or team; if the latter is the case, please make sure to note so accordingly on the Present Registration Google Form and have a main point of contact submit the abstract for your team.

  • A successful abstract will:

    1. Establish the motivation for the project or research undertaking (what is the problem? how has the problem been approached previously, and what are limitations to this approach?)
    2. Delineate an idea or approach that addresses this issue and previous hurdles other approaches have attempted. **You do not need to have, or mention, concluding results, data or figures; rather, a conceptual plan and some overview of (planned) testing and development is sufficient, and encouraged, to highlight at this time.
    3. Note certain applications of your study or research, and if applicable, future steps you will take to further your research that you would like to highlight.
  • The abstract should be submitted as a PDF, with 12-point Arial font and 1-inch margins (150 word limits).

  • A sample abstract and formatting can be found here

Submit your abstract here by Sunday, April 2nd (EXTENDED to Wednesday, April 12th)