A poster competition. A large room full of a diverse group of people talking and reviewing large posters on poster boards.
The Nano-Bio Symposium 2022 poster competition. Photo credit Jon French.

The poster session is Monday, May 13, 2024 in the Glass Pavilion on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus between 1:25 p.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Poster Session A: 1:25 pm – 2:25 pm
Poster Session B: 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

*When registering for the poster competition, please submit poster titles in title case capitalization.

We welcome all undergraduate, masters, PhD, and postdoctoral fellows at the INBT and those in the fields of medicine, engineering, public health, translation, basic sciences, and more to participate. Registrants should be serious about participating and sharing their research with symposium attendees. Note – your poster does not need to be about the symposium’s theme.

Awards vary from year-to-year, but we have separate award categories for undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral participants. We also have a people’s choice category where the participant will win an Institute for NanoBioTechnology swag bag.

The purpose of the poster competition is to showcase multidisciplinary research by the INBT teams, as well as those doing similar research at Johns Hopkins. Therefore, your research poster does not need to follow the symposium’s theme. Research in the areas of medicine, engineering, public health, translation, and the basic sciences are all relevant topics for presentation. You will be contacted by INBT if your poster is determined NOT to be appropriate for presentation. ALL POSTERS ARE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY INBT.

Poster dimensions should be NO LARGER than 4’ x 4’. Smaller is better as you will share the poster board with another person.

Posters need to be in place by 12:25 pm (one hour before the competition begins) or earlier. Judging begins promptly at the start of each session and you must stand by your poster during your assigned time. During and following the poster competition is a reception. When you are not presenting, we encourage you to visit other poster presenters and network with guests. Poster winners and award distribution will occur during closing remarks and the awards ceremony.

Be sure to take posters with you after the competition closes. The INBT is not responsible for posters lost or left behind.

Poster registration closes Monday, April 29, 2024 at 11:59 pm ET.

No. You cannot register for the competition after registration closes. The INBT team needs time to prepare for the poster competition. However, you still have time to register for the symposium. This deadlines closes Sunday, May 5, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

To register for the poster competition, use the same link as general registration. The registration form will ask if you want to compete in poster competition. Once you click yes, a new series of questions will appear regarding your poster.

*We do not require you to submit a poster abstract.

You will hear from the INBT after poster registration closes and before the day of the symposium. All efforts are made to contact poster registrants the same week registration closes.  If you forget your poster number or session, INBT staff are available to help you.

We understand circumstances happen that might prevent you from participating in the competition. If this happens, please contact Sulaiman Jenkins as soon as possible.