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Whether you’re in Chicago or thousands of miles away, you can stay up to date on all the exciting research news at Experimental Biology 2017! Four ways to engage:

Register for Virtual Newsroom Access: Get press releases, multimedia & news tips online
Register to Attend EB: Get a free onsite press pass
Subscribe for Email Updates: Get monthly meeting updates & highlights
Follow & Share: Read meeting blogs and engage on social media

Questions? Contact us.

Pre-Meeting Highlights

Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies. This year’s meeting will include cutting-edge presentations on a wide array of topics, including:
  • Advances in personalized/precision medicine
  • The role of gut bacteria in health
  • Leads in the fight against antibiotic resistance
  • Genetic and biochemical drivers of chronic diseases
  • New insights into cancer and how to treat it
  • Innovative ways to study the brain
Our speaker line-up includes presentations from these leading scientists:
  • Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD, Max Planck Institute, a joint winner of the international Tang Prize for Biopharmaceutical Science for the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing platform.
  • Louis Ignarro, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, who shared the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine for discoveries around the role of nitric oxide in the cardiovascular system.
  • Douglas Robinson, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, founder of the Summer Academic Research Experience at Johns Hopkins University, a program that exposes high-schoolers from disadvantaged backgrounds to biomedical research.
  • Bjorn R. Olsen, MD, PhD, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, known for his contributions in the fields of extracellular matrix biology, genetics, cell biology and developmental biology.
  • Beatrice L. Rogers, PhD, Tufts University, a leader in the development of interdisciplinary graduate education in food and nutrition and an economist whose research focuses on economic determinants of household food consumption.
  • Paul A. Insel, MD, University of California, San Diego, winner of the American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics’ Julius Axelrod Award recognizing significant contributions to the understanding of biochemical mechanisms underlying pharmacological actions of drugs.
  • Eric R. Fearon, MD, PhD, University of Michigan Medical School, a nationally recognized investigator in cancer genetics, whose research focuses on gene defects that cause colon and rectal cancer to develop and spread.
Check back for more highlights as we get closer to the meeting. Or, subscribe to receive updates in your email inbox!

Register for Virtual Newsroom Access

Our virtual newsroom gives you full, embargoed access to all of our press releases, multimedia content and other media resources before the meeting. You can access it through EurekAlert! (easiest) or through our media liaison team. Don’t forget to also subscribe for email updates and follow & share  EB via social media.

I have reporter access to EurekAlert!
Then you are automatically approved to access everything on our EurekAlert! page. Simply log in and visit the EB 2017 EurekAlert! Virtual Newsroom. Check back for updates often!

I do not have reporter access to EurekAlert!
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Register to Attend EB

Approved members of the press receive complimentary meeting registration and full access to our virtual newsroom.

We strongly recommend pre-registration (deadline April 20) so you can take advantage of all our pre-conference highlights and materials. We offer same-day registration for reporters with strong credentials (such as a press club badge), but we cannot guarantee press pass approval for reporters who arrive onsite without pre-registering.  

To apply for an onsite press pass please review our Press Credentials Policy and then submit a Press Registration Form.

Unlike in past years, we will not have an onsite newsroom for reporters to use during the conference. However, our media liaisons will be happy to help you arrange onsite interviews with researchers, and you’ll enjoy the full benefits of our virtual newsroom before, during and after the meeting.

Subscribe for Email Updates

Sign up to receive meeting updates and highlights specifically for reporters. We’ll send approximately one email per month from January through April.  

Follow & Share

Our official onsite meeting bloggers will share frequent updates on presentations and discussions at the meeting. Please check back here for the links. If you are interested in being an official meeting blogger, please submit an Official Meeting Blogger Application. Meeting bloggers receive complimentary meeting registration.

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