You are kindly requested to carefully read the guidelines stated below for abstract submission.
    Abstracts that do not meet below requirements will be rejected:

    • Individuals may present only one abstract but can co-author more than one abstract.
    • Previously published abstracts (in print or any electronic format) are not allowed.
    • Do not submit the same study in several abstracts. Abstracts that appear as more than one version of a single study will be rejected.
    • All abstracts should be written in clear English.
    • All presenting authors should have proficiency in English, to be able to present and respond to questions. Otherwise authors are encouraged to choose poster presentation.
    • Abstracts must be submitted via the online abstract submission site.
    • You must receive the approval of all co-authors before putting their names on the abstract.
    • All abstracts must be submitted to an appropriate category for review based on the scientific content of the abstract.

    • Abstract titles are limited to 23 words or less.
    • The title should be dynamic and conclusive, rather than descriptive.
    • In general, you should capitalize the first letter of each word unless it is a preposition or article.
    • Titles should not be bold.

    Authors: One person must be identified as the presenting author. The order of the authors can be modified at any time prior to the abstract deadline.

    Abstract Text: All abstracts should be 250 words or less. Do not include your title or authors in the abstract text. Do not include references. Graphics/images are not recommended. In clinical studies, please state whether informed consent was obtained.

    Content of the Abstract: The abstract should contain a brief statement of (but not as subheadings):
    • Background.
    • The objectives of the investigation.
    • Experimental methods used.
    • Essential results, including data and, where appropriate, statistics.
    • Conclusion.
    • Keywords: maximum five
    • All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed. The accepted abstracts will be published in the "conference abstract book" handed out to the conference attendees.
    • The submitting author will receive a confirmation of acceptance for oral presentation, poster presentation, poster without presentation or a notice of rejection.
    • Authors of abstracts selected for an oral presentation will be informed about the type and date of the session and presentation guidelines will be provided.
    • Poster presenters will be informed about the date of the poster session and will receive guidelines for their presentation.

    Presenter agreement
    All presenters must agree to the following conditions when submitting an abstract:

    • Affirm that any work with human or animal subjects reported in the abstract complies with the guiding principles for experimental procedures found in the Declaration of Helsinki of the World Medical Association. And this research project has been approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or Institutional Ethics Committee or an equivalent ethical body.
    • Affirm that the work has not been published (in print or electronically) elsewhere prior to the FNBC meeting.
    • Agree that if the abstract is accepted, FNBC has permission to publish the abstract in printed and/or electronic formats.
    • Agree to pre-register for the meeting and pay the appropriate registration fee.

    Presenter changes and withdrawal policy
    If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to name a substitute presenter, please use the following guidelines:
    • The Presenting Author is the only author that may request a presenter change.
    • Substitute presenter must NOT be presenting another abstract at the meeting.
    • Substitution requests must be made PRIOR to the meeting.
    • Substitution requests should be sent by the presenting author to one of the following emails: segunfatumo@gmail.com, laitanawe@gmail.com

    Withdrawal policy: If authors wish to withdraw their abstracts they are requested to send a letter via e-mail to one of the above mentioned emails.

    Financial assistance
    • Limited financial assistance is available for this conference in the form of travel grants.
    • Availability will be indicated during the abstract submission process.
    • The travel grant is restricted to young researchers from Africa and developing countries who are either a Master or a PhD student and post-doctoral researchers with maximum 3 years since PhD degree.

Important Dates

  • November 20, 2018: Call for Submissions
    December 27, 2018: Submission Opening Date


    Oral Submission system is CLOSED!
    March 04, 2019: Initial Submission Deadline
    March 18, 2019: Submission Deadline (New)
    April 05, 2019: Acceptance Notifications
    April 19, 2019
    May 10, 2019: Travel Fellowship Acceptance Notifications
    Late Breaking Poster Submission is CLOSED!
    June 07, 2019: Late Breaking Poster Submission Deadline
    June 14, 2019: Late Poster Acceptance Notifications

    Workshop Application system here:
    Grant Writing Workshop - N10,000
    Ensembl Browser Workshop - FREE
    Feb 09, 2019: Workshop Application Opens
    May 10, 2019: Workshop Application Deadline
    May 17, 2019: Workshop Acceptance Notifications
    Please pay to:
    Bank: Diamond Bank PLC
    Account Number: 0109526453
    Account Name: Nigerian Bioinformatics and Genomics Network
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