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Research Fest

Research Fest is October 12th, 2018!

The Scripps Florida Society of Research Fellows (SF-SRF) is proud to annually support Research Fest: Scientific Symposium & Vendor Show at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) campus in Jupiter, FL. Each year, over 40 Scripps Florida postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. graduate students give oral and poster presentations to the local scientific community.  Additionally, prominent scientific vendors and suppliers are invited to showcase products and information to hundreds of researchers from some of the top research institutes and universities in South Florida.

Vendor Show

Scientific Symposium

Research Fest is the perfect opportunity for scientific vendors to connect with the diverse and continually growing research community throughout South Florida (including Scripps Florida, the Max Planck Florida Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach State College, and more) and educate them about their products! (Last year, over 300 people attended Research Fest!)
Research Fest provides a forum for postdoctoral fellows and Ph.D. students at Scripps Florida to present and discuss the latest advancements and discoveries in various departments: Cancer Biology, Chemistry, Infectious Disease, Metabolism and Aging, Molecular Therapeutics, and Neuroscience.
SF-SRF is committed to ensuring vendors receive maximum benefit by participating in Research Fest.  Each vendor table will be near scientific posters to encourage traffic in your area (with the exception of outdoor tables).  We will also hold prize drawings as an incentive for your potential customers to visit you and see what you have to offer!
Research Fest is a competitive application process that brings early-career scientists together to discuss their current research and build informal networks with their peers that may lead to a lifetime of collaboration and scientific achievement.



Vendor Registration Form

Table Registration for 2018 is open. Reservations are made on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis and are only confirmed upon receipt of payment.  Payments are non-refundable unless a replacement vendor can be found.  If your check is unable to be processed, you will lose your reservation.

All vendors are required by TSRI to complete a mutual non-disclosure agreement and provide a Certificate of Insurance.


Why participate in The Scientific Symposium?
Research Fest is an exciting day-long event that brings together colleagues and members of the local scientific community. The scientific symposium is a forum to present your research and an excellent way to share ideas across multiple disciplines and to build contacts and networks.

Application Process for Postdoctoral Fellows and Ph.D. students
The applicants for postes and oral presentations will be selected on a competitive basis, judged by TSRI faculty members. You must be a Scripps Florida postdoctoral fellow, Kellogg's School PhD student, or external graduate student conducting research at Scripps Florida, to apply.

Faculty Judges
Faculty, we need your help! The competitive oral poster session judges will be selected based on the departmental specific applicant pool. If you are interested in being a faculty judge, please contact SRF.

Call for Abstracts
Our scientific symposium serves as a forum to gather together scholars, industry representatives, and the surrounding scientific community to exchange ideas and engage in dialogue. In addition, this symposium is a unique opportunity for new and developing scholars to showcase the outstanding research that is being conducted at the Florida campus of TSRI to the neighboring scientific community. We encourage and invite our student-researchers who have participated in the symposium in previous years to do so again this year. For those researchers who have not been involved in the past, a personal invitation is being extended to you to be involved in this year’s symposium.

Abstract submission will be open in the spring of 2017.

Abstracts should be maximum 2300 characters (including spaces).

Instructions for abstracts:

All the abstracts should follow the following format. Subtitles are not required:

  • Introduction (researchers with a different background should be able to understand your rationale)

  • Aim

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Conclusion

Submit your abstract in one of the following general scientific disciplines:

  • Chemistry

  • Immunology and Microbiology

  • Integrative Structural and Computational Biology

  • Neuroscience

  • Molecular Medicine

There will be two separate poster sessions (one in the morning and one in the afternoon).

Abstracts will be scored by a committee composed of TSRI Faculty members and the abstract with the highest score per department will be selected for an oral presentation. In total, six postdoctoral fellows will be awarded oral presentations and the highest scoring graduate student. The remaining entries will be presented as posters in the poster sessions.

Poster presentations
Authors scheduled in poster session are assigned posterboard space 60x40 inches for displaying illustrative material.  Posters cannot exceed these dimensions. Horizontal/landscape format is suggested.  Please make sure to have a 48 h window to get the posters printed.


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