Wednesday, November 8

From the basic building blocks of matter to the social structures that keep us safe and healthy, biocomplexity touches every facet of our lives. At our 2017 symposium, we are inviting the scientific community to showcase innovations that extend from molecules to policy.

Keynote Speaker

keynote speaker linda columbusRead Montague
Senior Fellow Professor
Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech

Read Montague is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He also directs the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory and Computational Psychiatry Unit at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Montague’s work centers broadly on human social cognition, decision-making, and willful choice with a goal of understanding their underlying neurobiology. 

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Researchers from all scientific disciplines are invited to attend the Biocomplexity Institute's 2017 Research Symposium on November 8.

All attendees are invited to register online by Monday, November 6 at 12 PM EST. This process will include:

  • The ability to designate which of our presentation sessions you plan to attend
  • The ability to specify dietary needs for meals to be provided by the symposium organizers


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Call for Posters

Submitting a Proposal

The Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech invites you to submit an abstract for our poster presentation session at the 2017 Research Symposium. This is a unique occasion to share your work with the Virginia Tech community and foster collaborations across campus.

Formatting and Printing

  • Presenters should format their poster content to fit the official Biocomplexity Institute poster template.
  • Posters should be printed at a size of 24" x 36", portrait.
  • Presenters are responsible for printing their own posters. We recommend students use Virginia Tech Printing Services as they allow payment using the Hokie Passport card.

Setting Up and Presenting

  • Presenters should arrive at the Biocomplexity Institute to set up their poster before 12:00pm on Wednesday, November 8.
  • Posters will be arranged in the second floor reception area and the second floor collaboration area in Steger Hall South.
  • The Biocomplexity Institute will provide materials for mounting your poster, including an easel, pushpins, and backing board.
  • There are two poster presentation sessions scheduled for the afternoon (12:30-1:30pm) and evening (3:30-5:00pm.) Presenters are expected to be stationed at their poster for the entirety of these sessions.

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