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Sainsbury Laboratory Symposium promotional banner. Text: Sainsbury Laboratory Symposium, 21-23 September 2022, Cambridge UK. Theme: Regulatory dynamics during development and evolution.

Abstract submission deadline: 12 June 2022 





We particularly welcome abstract submissions from early career researchers, women, people from ethnic groups underrepresented in science and/or resource-limited countries as they are currently under-represented in scientific research meetings. We will be promoting our Symposium to a diversity of research institutions and countries. If you know of any people, research groups or institutions you think would be interested in presenting a short talk and/or poster, please share this website with them or contact us at


Options for participating 

You must submit a 250-word maximum abstract if you wish to be considered for presenting a short talk, flash talk or poster. 

  • Short Talk: 15-minute live talk

  • Flash Talk & Poster: Pre-recorded 5-minute talk and live poster presentation 

  • Poster Only: Live poster presentation 

You will be given options to present in-person or online.


Important points for submitting an abstract: 

  • Download the Abstract Template and follow the formatting and 250 word limit. 
  • Name your abstract file as your full name as used when publishing scientific papers. 
  • Your topic should broadly align to the symposium theme Regulatory Dynamics During Development and Evolution. 
  • We welcome topics in both plant and animal regulatory development. 
  • Abstracts may not be edited/updated after they are submitted. 
  • Your abstract should be submitted in English. 
  • Please only submit one abstract. 
  • The submitting author will receive all correspondence about the abstract so we advise that the presenting author is the person who submits the abstract. 
  • Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in the official symposium publications. 
  • The presenting author must ensure that all co-authors have approved the abstract content and to its submission to be presented. 


Confirmation of abstract submission 

Your abstract is not successfully submitted until you receive a confirmation email after clicking the final submit button. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact us at


Notification that your abstract has been accepted 

Each abstract will be reviewed by the Symposium Coordinators. Notification of acceptance or rejection of submitted abstracts will be sent to applicants via email by 30 June 2022. Full instructions concerning talk and poster presentations will be sent to presenters.