SEB Annual Conference 2021 is going virtual

04 Jan 2021 - By:


Online conference

We are delighted to let you know that in 2021 the SEB Annual Conference will be going ahead in a completely virtual format!

Unlike our usual in-person conference programme with live sessions running across 4 consecutive days, our 2021 Annual Conference programme will be spread across two weeks from 29th June8th July.

With an exciting programme of sessions covering animal, plant and cell biology and educational activities including career workshops there is something for everyone.

We are currently finalising all the details and more information will be published soon so do keep an eye out on our website, social media and future newsletters.

In the meantime please see below information about the sessions taking place, abstract submission, awards and funding opportunities.


Take a look at the sessions taking place at our 2021 Annual Conference here:

Animal Biology Sessions
Plant Biology Sessions
Cell Biology Sessions
Science Across Boundaries
Outreach, Education and Diversity Sessions

Deadline: Midnight (GMT) 15 March 2021

Abstract submission for the 2021 Annual Conference is open so start thinking about what research you would like to showcase to your peers.

Submit your abstract


Young Scientist Award (YSAS)
Entry Deadline: Midnight (GMT) on Sunday 8 March 2021

The YSAS Award provides the opportunity for postgraduates and postdocs (who are within 6 years since completing their PhD) to showcase their talents and is designed to recognise the best young researchers.

More information

Irene Manton Poster Prize
Entry Deadline: Midnight (GMT) on Sunday 16 March 2021

The Irene Manton Poster Prize is open to students and early career scientists presenting a poster at the SEB Annual Conference. A prize of £100 is awarded to the best poster in each section (Animal, Cell, plant and Outreach Education & Diversity).

More information


SEB student and early career scientist members can apply to our Company of Biologists grant scheme for support with registration fees. Below are the upcoming deadlines that you would be able to apply to:

CoB Travel Grant

  • December quarter deadline: 31 December 2020
  • March quarter deadline: 31 March 2021

Apply here 

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SEB 2021 Annual Conference

29 June - 8 July 2021
Submit an abstract