SEB Florence 2018

Abstract Submission has now closed

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Author guidelines

  • Abstracts can only be submitted via our online abstract system. All abstracts must be submitted by Midnight (GMT) on Friday 30 March 2018
    Please note: Any abstracts received after the closing date will not be considered or accepted.
  • All submitting/lead authors need to have registered for the Annual Meeting before the early bird registration deadline on Friday 11 May 2018 to secure your presentation in the programme. 
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to your abstract to be published in a hard copy and online version of the conference abstract booklet. The online abstract booklet will be available for download on the SEB website. 
    Please note: The submitted abstracts are not published by the SEB or any affiliated journals.

Topics and sessions

When submitting your abstract, you must select the most appropriate session/topic for your abstract from the SEB Florence 2018 conference sessions.

We have a two tier classification for abstract submissions at our Annual Meeting. The first, SESSION, is a list of sessions taking place at the Annual Meeting and you will need to select the appropriate session you are submitting your abstract for. 

The second, SUB-TOPIC, qualifies your work based on the SEB interest groups and allows us to collect related abstracts for the open animal and general cell and plant biology sessions.


Animal ecophysiology
Animal osmoregulation
Cardio-respiratory physiology
Cell cycles
Cell signalling
Cells and systems
Comparative endocrinology
Conservation physiology
Crop molecular genetics
Integrative plant biology
Nuclear dynamics
Photosynthesis and metabolism
Plant biotic interactions
Plant development
Plant environmental physiology
Plant transport

Please note: If your abstract does not fall under one of the above sub-topics or you are not submitting your abstract for one of the general biology sessions (open animal or cell and plant biology), please select 'other' under sub-topics.

Lead Authors

All submitting/lead authors need to be registered for the Annual Meeting by the early bird registration deadline on Friday 11 May 2018 to secure their place within the programme. 

When submitting your abstract, the lead author is automatically registered as the presenting author. If the presenting author is different from the first author, please indicate the name and e-mail address of the presenting author in the assigned text field in the submission form.

By submitting an abstract for the Annual Meeting, you are indicating to the session organisers that you are committed to attending the event.

Abstract formatting guidelines

  • Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and comprise a single paragraph
  • Abstract titles should be no longer than 20 words
  • No tables or graphics can be submitted
  • Abstracts must be prepared in English, using UK spelling and grammar
  • Abstracts cannot advertise a commercial product
  • Abstracts cannot contain a list of references or acknowledgements
  • Abstracts should be formatted in upper and lower case. Please do not submit your abstract in upper case text only.

Associate authors

When submitting your abstract, you are able to enter a complete list of associate authors. Affiliations should be included; however, you should only use institutional names and country (no postal addresses).

Acceptance of abstracts

Following the submission deadline on Friday 30 March 2018, each abstract will be assessed by the session organisers. Submitting authors will then receive a notification within 2 weeks from the submission deadline confirming if your abstract has been accepted or declined and further information shortly after once the programme has been finalised. Only those accepted will be invited to present at the Annual Meeting.

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding abstract submission, please contact the SEB on or +44 (0)207 685 2600.

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SEB Florence 2018

Florence, Italy
3 - 6 July 2018