SEB Gothenburg 2017

Abstract Book

The SEB Gothenburg 2017 abstract book is now avaiable. Download the full version or you can download abstracts by section.

Full abstract book
Animal biology abstracts
Cell biology abstracts
Plant biology abstracts
'Science across boundaries' abstracts
SEB+ abstracts

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for SEB Gothenburg 2017 has now closed. 

Before submitting your abstract, please read through our guidelines below:

Author guidelines

  • Abstracts can only be submitted via our online system. All abstracts must be submitted by Midnight (GMT) on Monday 24 April 2017.
    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 12 May 2017 to secure your presentation in the programme. 
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to your email address being published with your abstract in the conference abstract booklet.
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to your abstract to be included 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 Gothenburg 2017 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 talks within the programmes for the open animal and general plant and cell biology sessions.

Sub topics

  • Animal ecophysiology
  • Animal osmoregulation
  • Animal respiration
  • Cell cycles
  • Cell signalling
  • Cells and systems
  • Comparative endocrinology
  • Conservation physiology
  • Crop molecular genetics
  • Cytoskeleton
  • Integrative plant biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Nuclear dynamics
  • Photosynthesis and metabolism
  • Plant biotic interactions
  • Plant development
  • Plant environmental physiology
  • Plant transport
  • Thermobiology
  • Other

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

Open Animal Biology session - Call for Endocrinology abstracts

We are making a call out for abstracts for Endocrinology within the Open Animal Biology session. The Endocrinology session will bring together scientists from different backgrounds (endocrinology, neuroscience, genetics, physiology and ecology) and promote opportunities to share ideas in a dynamic, integrated environment.

From metabolism and growth to stress and health, the endocrine system plays a key role in regulating various physiological processes. The integrated nature of the endocrine system enables research in this field to target areas such as physiological function and disease, adaptations to environmental changes and evolution. 

For example, exploring hormone-receptor systems across the animal kingdom can provide insights into the evolution of certain physiological functions that underpin evolutionary adaptations we see today. Additionally, understanding how factors such as stress or toxicity affect hormone production or how appropriately the body responds to specific hormones can help identify new approaches to tackle biological problems in a targeted way. 

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 with the abstract
  • 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. Do not submit your abstract in upper case text only.

Lead authors

In the submission form, 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. 

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 Monday 24 April 2017, each abstract will be assessed by the session organisers. You will then receive a notification confirming if your abstract has been accepted or declined and further information two weeks after the deadline. Only those accepted will be invited to present at the conference. 

Contact us

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