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2021 Annual BCBP Research Retreat held virtually on March 26th.

Cigall Kadoch PhD speaker for 2021 retreatKeynote presentation: Cigall Kadoch, Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School & The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
“Chromatin regulatory mechanisms and therapeutic prospects in cancer”

The 2021 retreat will have a keynote presentation, short talks from graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research associates selected from abstract submissions as well as two poster sessions. Cash Prizes ($100 each) will be given for top oral, poster, and people’s choice presentations!

Posters will be presented electronically in a virtual poster hall. Each poster presenter will be also able to include a 5-minute video (PowerPoint) presentation to accompany their poster. This will be a great way for you to engage with retreat attendees for feedback and discussion.

There will be mentorship breakout sessions on these topics:

  • Finding a postdoc
  • Applying for tenure-track positions
  • Women in science & Non-academic careers

There will be a limited number of slots for these breakout sessions, so be sure to register early!

Registration system is NOW open & Abstracts can NOW be submitted through our website. Click there to submit abstracts.

Important upcoming deadlines:

Abstract Deadline is 2/26. (Late submissions will not be considered for short talks so get your abstracts in on time!)
Oral presentations notification: 3/02.

Retreat registration: 3/12. Registrations are NOW being accepted.

Poster/video upload deadline: 3/19.

Presentation video uploads will be welcomed through 3/25.Videos can be recorded using your Power point (PPT) presentations, your webcam and Zoom.

In addition to the posters, everyone will be able to include a 5-min. pre-recorded poster overview video, highlighting the key points & takeaways for your poster. These pre-recorded PPT presentations will be an excellent way to generate interest in your work and recruit attendees to your “live” poster presentation during the day of the retreat.  More information about submitting the posters and videos will be forthcoming. (Resources: How-to upload your Zoom video click this link: and where to upload your presentation: )

Yes, the UNC event Registration is NOW fixed and open. Event Registration link. This is a free internal event for our department members and lab members. If you have a UNC collaborator who is interested in attending please encourage them to join us by registering early.

Please contact Carolyn Clabo with any questions or concerns. We are looking forward to a great turnout for this year’s retreat!

2021 BCBP retreat committee:

Brian Button
Laura Lindsey-Boltz
Matthew Begley
Sarah Harris
Carolyn Clabo