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SBN & Genome BC Research Exchange & Poster Competition

May 30, 2019, 2019

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Research Exchange & Poster Competition 2019


The Student Biotechnology Network and Genome BC are pleased to invite BC’s scientific community to our annual Research Exchange & Poster Competition. Students from BC’s academic institutions will have an opportunity to present their research to our province’s scientific community. Cash prizes will be given for the top three posters. Students will have the opportunity to talk with researchers from academia and industry, as well as meet company representatives. Please join us for this great opportunity to showcase your research!


  • Abstract submission deadline May 6, 2019 11:59 PM
  • Abstracts must be submitted online using the Abstract Submission Form. This can be done via or
  • Authors should be listed on the online registration form in the order they will appear on the poster
  • 300 word limit abstract.
  • While the project does not have to relate directly to Cannabis, it should include at least some application or reference to genomics techniques or concepts.


Registration for this event is FREE. Please register for this event on Eventbrite via the form below. Registration deadline: May 6, 11:59 PM.


Post-doctoral, graduate, undergraduate, as well as project and platform technology research posters from across BC are invited. Breakfast, lunch, and coffee will be provided by Genome BC.

CASH Prizes: 1st-$500, 2nd-$300, 3rd-$200

  • All topics in life science, medicine, and biotechnology are eligible for the competition, including pharmaceutical science, social science and humanities approaches to innovation in life sciences. Research posters are encouraged to include a genomics approach, which may be understood broadly to include genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics.
    • Students should be prepared to present for 5-10 minutes (includes Q&A) about their poster to the judges.
    • Each poster presentation will be assessed by at least two judges.
    • The top five poster presenters may be asked to give a short 2 minute description of their projects at the end of the Genomics Forum to the entire audience.
    • Students will also need to provide a PDF version of their poster so that the top 5 posters can be displayed as they are presented.
    • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd will be made by a selection of the judges and Genome BC’s Chief Scientific Officer after the presentation.


The poster will be judged on content (e.g. approach to the problem, data, and conclusions) and presentation (e.g. organization, formatting).

Suggested Poster Size (NOT mandatory):
36” by 48” in landscape orientation

Suggested Font Sizes (NOT mandatory):
Main Title: 100pts
Section Headings: 50pts
Body: 25 pts

Suggested Sections (NOT mandatory):


Email [at] with the subject line “Poster Competition” with any questions.


May 30, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


UBC Life Sciences Institute
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z3 Canada
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Genome BC
Student Biotechnology Network