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11th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences

October 11, 2008

Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIGMS)

The Chemistry - Biology Interface is a diffuse, dynamic and rapidly expanding frontier. Establishing the molecular basis for biological phenomena is the ultimate goal. This symposium seeks to foster communication of the latest relevant novel results and concepts. Exclusively undergraduate research in all areas of chemistry, biology and biochemistry is featured in the belief that progress at the interface of the chemistry and biology requires cross-fertilization from the broadest possible spectrum of these disciplines.

Now in its eleventh year, the Symposium invites contributions from all interested Undergraduate concerning their research in any aspect of Chemistry, Biology and Biochemistry. These latest advances will be disseminated in a day-long event at which typically gather more than 400 students and mentors comprising about 200 contributions. This year we will follow exclusively a poster presentation format in two sessions. Posters will be judged by a panel of participating mentors and other attendees and awards will be made for 1st and 2nd place rankings in each category.

Registration for the Symposium is required, but free, and refreshments and lunch are provided gratis. Please plan on joining us for this exceptional undergraduate experience!

All submitters should expect to present.

Tentative Schedule

9:30 a.m.: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lecture Hall 5, ECS Building
10:00 a.m.: Poster Session I
Ballroom, Univeristy Center
12:00 p.m.: Lunch Break and Tours of UMBC Research Faciltiies
Lunch in the Commons Building
2:00 p.m.: Poster Session II
Ballroom, University Center
4:00 p.m.: Refreshments
4:45 p.m.: Awards Presentation
Lecture Hall 5, ECS Building

Abstract Requirements

  • All submitters should expect to present.
  • A maximum of two (2) student presenters per poster.
  • Abstracts must be received by September 19, 2008.
  • Abstracts must be received as Microsoft Word TM files, no Vista please, and must not exceed one 8 1/2 x 11" page in length with title, figures and references. One inch (1") margins are required, and a 12-point "Times" font face is to be used.
  • Abstracts must comply with the following required format:


    Authors (Presenting author should be underlined)

    Indicate mentor's name in italics

    Departmental, College/University Affiliation and Address

    Abstract text with figures and references

  • Abstracts must be submitted online.

Authors will be informed of the status of their papers by October 8, 2008.


All Attendees must Register Here!!

For more information contact:

Jim Fishbein
Professor of Chemistry
c/o Symposium coordinator
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: (410) 455-2491 Email:

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