Call for Abstracts

Synthetic Biology: Engineering, Evolution and Design 2018

SEED 2018 will focus on advances in science, technology, applications, and related investments in the field of synthetic biology. Here, synthetic biology will be broadly defined as cellular and biochemical technologies for accelerating bioengineering that are enabled by radical advances in DNA writing and reading. The conference will highlight recent discoveries and new tools that are positioned at the leading edge of rapid, massive DNA synthesis and editing. In addition, presentations and discussions will feature the use of synthetic biology to broadly enable biotechnology applications, including therapeutics, industrial chemicals and fuels, natural products, and agriculture. This year's theme will be "synthetic biology at the leading edge of massive DNA synthesis, editing, and decoding."

Program Selection for New Submissions

  • Click the "Begin A Submission" button for the Program you wish to submit to.
  • Note: A Program Title will only have a "Begin a Submission" button if it is currently accepting new submissions.
  • Note: Once you click the button for a Program, you will immediately enter the online submission process. You will first be prompted to Select a Topic (ie Session), then you will enter the Title information, then the Authors and finally the Paper/Abstract Text.
  • General Submissions will be considered for talks and if they are not selected, will automatically be considered as posters.

How to Submit:

  1. Select Topic

    Choose the session in which you would like to present your paper/abstract. Please note that session chairs and program organizers may move your presentation to a different session if they deem it a more appropriate fit elsewhere.
  2. Title

    Enter your title, submitter's email address, and any comments to organizers. After submitting this step, the email entered will receive a link to your submission and a paper ID and password. Retain this for future reference.
  3. Authors

    Enter author name, affiliation, and contact information, and designate the presenting author.
  4. Paper/Abstract Text

    You will be able to copy/paste your paper/abstract into a text box. You are limited to 300 words, including references.
  5. Confirmation

    You will have a chance to look over the submission to make sure all is complete.
  6. General Instructions & Answers to FAQs

    • When submitted, your abstract automatically will be viewable to session chairs.
    • The author retains all rights, including copyright and may submit the abstract or paper to another publication.
    • Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password. Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts.
    • Names will be automatically hidden during the abstract review process and will be automatically inserted and properly formatted upon publication.
    • Session chairs and program organizers may move your presentation to a different session if they deem it a more appropriate fit elsewhere.
  7. Technical Support

    For help in submitting an abstract online, email Tech Support.

Begin a submission to the following:

General Submissions

Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Poster Session

Deadline for New Submissions: Wednesday, March 7, 2018