Registration for the conference is now open.

Registration fees (credit card only)

  • Students/postdocs* $250 ($300 after February 28)
  • Academic $400 ($500 after February 28)
  • Industry $600 ($600 after February 28)
  • Gala Award Dinner (Thursday, July 9): $25 USD (in addition to registration fee)

Abstract submission

Please submit your abstracts AFTER completing the registration. Abstracts should be sent to, and should be in the following format:

  • Maximum 200 words
  • Indicate preferred presentation type: poster or presentation
  • Indicate your preferred session (first and second choice) from the following list: 
    • Physiology
    • Cell biology
    • Bio- and nanotechnology
    • Ecology
    • Genetics and genomics
    • Oceanography
  • Include a full author list (presenting author underlined), with affiliations.
  • Abstracts should be saved as PDF or MS Word files (.docx).

Submission deadline: April 1, 2015
Notification: May 14, 2015

*Early Career Awards
Early Career awards will provide support for registration fees and the Gala Award Dinner for a limited number of senior PhD students and early post-doctoral researchers (<2 years). Awardees will be selected based on abstract submission. Please indicate your interest in being considered for this award upon registration and forward a short CV (no more than 2 pages) to with "Early Career Award, MLD" in the subject line.