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2014 Important Dates

Abstract Submission Opens January 8
Conference Registration Opens January 15
Abstract Submission Deadline (extended) March 17
12 pm ET
Early Conference Registration  & Housing Deadline May 8
Abstract Revision Deadline (extended) March 18
Platform/Poster Assignments Online May 1



Abstract Deadline for submission: March 17, 2014, at 12:00 pm (noon) U.S. East Coast time (extended)

Abstract Revision Deadline: March 18, 2014

Abstract Withdrawal Deadline:  March 18, 2014




You are invited to submit abstracts for either poster or platform presentation. Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material, and should only be submitted if at least one author plans to attend the meeting and present the work in either a poster or platform session. It is the custom to have only one platform presentation per lab, preferably from a graduate student or postdoc and not from the lab head. Abstracts should not exceed 2,500 characters. The title, authors, affiliations, main body of abstract and spaces are included in the character count.

Abstracts will appear online exactly as submitted, i.e., no corrections, additions, revisions or deletions will be made by the GSA staff. Revisions and corrections may be made only by the author via the abstract submission program, no later than the March 18 revision deadline. Please proof your text carefully before submitting.

A confirmation will appear directly online after a successful submission. Confirmation of abstract receipt will include an abstract control number, an author ID number for future reference and text of the abstract.

Because platform presentation requests far exceed platform presentations slots, authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for a platform presentation.



Instructions for Submitting Abstracts


Step 1. Enter Presenting Author information.

Step 2. Enter Abstract Presentation Information:

A. Select a Research Area.

  1. Mechanism and regulation of flagellar motility

  2. Assembly of the flagellar axoneme

  3. Flagellar length regulation, basal bodies, and transition zone

  4. Photosynthesis

  5. Chloroplast biogenesis and function

  6. Circadian rhythm, cell cycle and development

  7. Light, carbon and other environmental responses

  8. Biofuels

  9. Metabolism (including hydrogen)

  10. Beyond C. reinhardtii (Volvocales and other algae)

  11. Workshop on emerging technologies

  12. New directions in Chlamydomonas biology

B. Select a presentation type: oral or poster.

Step 3. Enter all the author names and institutions. Do not use UPPERCASE letters for the author information.

Correct format - John Smith

Incorrect format - JOHN SMITH

Step 4. Enter abstract title. Do not use UPPERCASE letters for the entire title.

Correct format - Sample abstract title for the Chlamydomonas Conference


Step 5. Enter body of abstract. The title, authors and affiliations should not be included in the main body of the abstract. Check to ensure that the abstract does not exceed 2,500 characters and submit abstract. The title, authors, affiliations, main body of abstract and spaces are included in the character count.
Step 6. Submit the abstract. Once the abstract is accepted, presenting authors commit themselves to attend the conference. Regular registration is obligatory and binding and implies payment of regular registration fee.

Abstracts for platform presentation will be reviewed and may be selected by the program committee. The abstracts submitted for platform presentation that are not scheduled by the program committee for a talk will be assigned to the poster sessions.

Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be assigned to the session topic indicated on the submission. Posters will be grouped alphabetically by the presenting author’s last name (family name) in the research areas listed above.

Abstract Submission Rules and Guidelines


All authors will be asked to approve the following statement when submitting an abstract: “I have read, understand and agree to the rules and guidelines.” Your abstract will not be programmed if this box has not been checked.

Each abstract must be submitted through this Website. Abstracts prepared on paper and mailed to the GSA office, photo-copies, facsimiles or e-mails of abstracts will not be accepted.


  1. The presenting author does not have to be the first author to appear on the abstracts. Abstracts must be submitted with the intention that they will be presented if selected. Authors are expected to attend the meeting and make a platform or poster presentation. If an author must cancel for some reason, it is their responsibility to designate one of the other authors as their replacement.
  2. A complete abstract should include a statement of purpose, methods used, and a summary of results in sufficient detail to support the conclusion. Statements such as "results will be described" should be avoided.


  1. Abstracts will appear on the Web exactly as submitted, i.e., no corrections, additions, revisions or deletions can be made by the GSA staff. Only the submitting author may make revisions and corrections via the Web abstract submission program.  All revisions must be made no later than the March 18, 2014 revision deadline. Please proof your text carefully before submitting.


  1. All abstracts submitted will be assigned either a platform or poster presentation by the organizing committee. The Committee reviews all abstracts submitted for presentation and determines whether an abstract is suitable for platform or poster presentation.  Because platform presentation requests exceed platform presentation slots, authors should be prepared to present a poster if their abstract is not selected for a platform presentation.


The organizers reserve the right to decline a presentation to any submitted abstracts that lack scientific content or merit, or merely announce the availability of a resource or service.



Abstract Revisions


If you need to revise your abstract, follow instructions for revision on the abstract link on the this website. All revisions must be completed prior to the March 18, 2014 deadline. Revisions will not be accepted after this date.



Abstract Withdrawals


Withdrawal requests (from the first/presenting author only) should be made by noon, ET (USA Time) on or before March 18, 2014. All abstracts will be published and cannot be removed from publication after March 18, 2014. Abstracts not withdrawn by March 18, 2014 will be reviewed and if selected for presentation, will be published online. This information can be accessed by the public and may be referenced by the Genetics Society of America Media Relations staff and others. Once a presentation has been scheduled, first authors who are unable to make the presentation are asked to notify Anne Marie Mahoney immediately so that notation can be included in the Program Addendum.



Author Presentation Notifications


The highlighted letters below provide access to alphabetical lists of the authors whose abstracts have been programmed. Please click on the first letter of the presenting author's last name (surname) to view the assignment for either a plenary or poster presentation. It is not possible to view abstract assignments using co-author names. If you have not already registered for the meeting (your abstract submission does not register you for the meeting) or booked your hotel room, please do so today by clicking here.

Detailed instructions for plenary and poster presentations are available.

To view abstract program assignments, please click on the first letter of the presenting author's last name (surname):






Photography is not allowed where posters are displayed.  



The Genetics Society of America - Abstract Licensing Agreement


In consideration of the Genetic Society of America's (GSA's) acceptance of the abstract, the presenting author grants GSA a nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide license to copy, reproduce and publish the abstract in GSA's publication of Chlamydomonas Conference abstracts and/or other compilations or collective works to be assembled and owned by GSA (together, "Collective Works") in any form or medium now existing or hereafter created throughout the world.

The sponsor author understands and agrees that GSA shall own all rights, including copyright, in and to the Collective Works including the right to:

  • distribute, reproduce, license, display, perform, lend, lease, or transfer rights to the Collective Works to third parties,
  • prepare derivative works of the Collective Works, and
  • register the Collective Works in GSA’s own name with the US Copyright Office.