Abstract submission


The annual NEPG conference offers postgraduate students the opportunity to present their research in a friendly environment amongst other postgraduates, and discover research being undertaken across the UK.

Abstract submission will be open from Tuesday 30th May until 5pm on Friday 4th August 2017 at 5pm. Follow the link to the abstract submission form.


Abstract Guidelines

This year, abstracts are encouraged from a broad range of areas such as:

  • Other*

*Please note that the topics listed above are not exhaustive, and the NEPG intends to be inclusive in displaying work from a wide range of bioscience disciplines.

Abstract decisions will be based on the quality, content and wider research implications of the submission. All abstracts will be selected by the NEPG 2017 conference organising committee. You will be notified on the final outcome of your abstract submission no later than Friday 29th September.
Abstract requirements (for both oral and poster presentation submissions):

  1. Abstracts are limited to 300 words.
  2. Abstracts received after the closing date will not be considered.
  3. The title of the abstract should be concise. Please capitalise only the first letter of the title, and all other words should be typed in lower case.
  4. Single spacing must be used throughout.
  5. Abbreviations should be fully detailed in the text upon first use and abbreviation use should be minimal.
  6. No figures, tables, graphs or schematics can be submitted with the abstract.
  7. Do not include any references within your abstract.
  8. Please proofread for spelling and grammar errors before submission.
  9. The abstract must be written by the lead author.
  10. The lead author must be the presenting author, however please include all other authors in the field provided.
  11. Lead authors must only submit one abstract.
  12. Due to limited scheduling, we are unable to offer all abstracts acceptance for oral presentation. If you’re abstract is not accepted for oral presentation, you will be accepted for a poster.
  13. Abstracts do not need to contain a full set of results. If this data is still being gathered and is to be presented at the conference then please indicate within the results section what results you will be presenting at the conference.

We would like to remind all authors that the conference encompasses research across a broad range of topics. Please keep in mind that when preparing your abstract you should consider writing for an educated scientific audience who may be unfamiliar with your topic. This is important as your abstract will be published in the programme booklet if you are successful.

Prizes will be awarded for the best oral/poster presentations.