Who Should Attend
As the largest international organization representing shared resource cores, the ABRF Annual Meeting is not to be missed! There are so many opportunities to network with core laboratory professionals of all disciplines, learn about the latest groundbreaking research and instrumentation, and develop a new set of skills.
With a focus on advanced technology, education and cutting-edge research in shared scientific resource core labs worldwide, the ABRF meeting is a collaborative hub for technological innovation, sharing best practices, and professional development. The 2020 meeting features three full days in sunny Palm Springs, covering the latest in bioinformatics, mass spectrometry based ‘omics, genomics, cytometry, imaging and core management.
Emphasizing the theme of multidisciplinary team science, meeting highlights include scientific sessions and workshops to explore and discuss in-depth critical scientific and technology topics critical to biomolecular cores. With a focus on multidisciplinary research, scientific topics include Cryo EM, FLIM/FRET, multi-omics, 3D imaging, single cell ‘omics, spatial transcriptomics, cutting edge data science and the latest best practices in core administration for everyone. Featured plenary sessions bring to light scientific discoveries made possible through collaboration with core laboratories, and preview new technologies and applications for future discovery. And the ABRF Award will recognize the contributions of an outstanding scientific pioneer for advancements to the modern biological research enterprise.
Poster sessions provide further opportunities for one-on-one discussion with colleagues and vendors about new methods, techniques, and business planning. Of particular note, the ABRF Research Groups, encompassing ALL core technologies, will be hosting sessions to present the latest study results, with a focus on new technologies and methodologies in real laboratory settings. Last but not least, our partner vendors, representing an array of technology and applications, will host exhibit booths as well as the popular technology showcases and networking events. These activities provide in-depth education and networking opportunities not always available at other meetings.
So take advantage of the collegial environment to network and share ideas about instrumentation, reagents, methods and the challenges of running a shared resource. The ABRF Annual Meeting is consistently ranked number 1 in a GenomeWeb survey in the “Technology/Instrumentation” meeting category. If your research or product intersects with shared resource core facilities, you don’t want to miss ABRF 2020!