19th Annual K-INBRE Symposium

The Symposium will be held virtually this year

Important Information

We have done our best to address some frequently asked questions here. If you have additional questions, please contact Heiata Chapman (913) 588-7170, Elizabeth Bulley (913) 588-7517, or Sarah Velasquez (913) 588-2247.


Poster/Oral Competition

All abstracts are due on December 1, 2020. Abstract guidelines are located here. Please read carefully and follow the directions. If you have any questions please contact Heiata Chapman or Elizabeth Bulley.

Oral Competition
Only undergraduates are eligible to compete for the oral presentation competition. To be considered for an oral presentation:

  • Register for the Symposium and select “I would like to submit my abstract for consideration in the trainee oral presentation competition” on your registration form.
  • Submit an abstract.

Six undergraduate trainees will be selected to give an oral presentation. Notification emails will be sent in December. Oral presenters should prepare a 10-minute presentation for the symposium. Five minutes will be allocated following your talk for a question and answer session. Each trainee oral presenter will be recognized on Friday, January 15, 2021.

Poster Competition (IMPORTANT: Read carefully the iPoster Information below)
All undergraduate students (not selected as oral presenters) who submit an abstract, will be eligible for the poster competition. iPosters should be published by 5:00 pm on January 4, 2021 and finalized by January 14th, 2021 by 1:00 pm. Deadlines are in place for quality assurance checks.  

Poster participants will be scheduled to give a 5-minute presentation summarizing a research project, including the potential for future applications/commercialization. Ten iPoster awards will be presented during the awards section of the conference.

If you choose not to participate in the iPoster competition, please specify this preference in the special request section of the registration form. Judges may be present for your iPoster presentation, but you will not be considered for an award

What are iPosters?
iPosters are interactive, multimedia research presentations that can be displayed electronically.

How do I create an iPoster?
It’s all online and digital. You will receive an email invitation containing your personal login credentials and detailed instructions on how to create your iPoster submission.

When you log in the first time, you will be able to choose a template to create your iPoster on-line. You’ll find links to instructions, tutorials, FAQs, and the iPoster Support Team. You can log in to the online editor from any internet-connected computer, using your username and password. Check out the tutorials here.

Include high resolution images, high definition videos, sound files, and slide shows. Add as much text and media content as you need to present your research with the detail it deserves.

When can I start?
Login credentials will be distributed in early November and again in early December, from k-inbre@kumc.edu. Register by November 1, to receive your login credentials early. We strongly recommend that you set up your template as soon as you receive your login information. This will give you time to familiarize yourself with the template editor prior to creating your poster.

How do attendees access the content?
Attendees will receive a link to access the K-INBRE Symposium iPoster gallery. From here they can use the search bar to find an author or browse by scientific focus or University. Content boxes scroll and expand. Click on an image (a photo, diagram, or table) and it enlarges to its full size. Videos can also be viewed full screen. Listen to a narration of the presentation, while scrolling through the iPoster.

Can I share my iPoster with others?
Yes, you can. You’ll find a Share button on your editing template when you log in.

What are the Deadlines?
You will need to publish your iPoster by January 4th, 2021 at 5:00 pm. This will let us know that you were able to access the system and will allow for quality assurance checks. You can still make changes after this date, but all posters must be finalized by January 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

iPoster Session Schedule (Thursday, January 14, 2021)
Posters will be presented in two sessions:

  • iPoster Session I: 3:00-4:00pm
  • iPoster Session II: 4:00-5:00pm

How do I know when I will present?
The presentation order will be posted in December along with more information on iPoster presentation expectations and etiquette.

iPoster Judging
K-INBRE faculty representatives and industry judges selected by BioKansas will review your iPoster during the Poster sessions. Please prepare a 5-minute summary of your research project/poster and include the potential for future applications/commercialization.Five minutes will be allocated following your presentation for a question and answer session.


Symposium Handouts


Social Media
Don’t forget to post on K-INBRE Facebook and Instagram and tag us on Twitter!


Please contact please contact Heiata Chapman (913) 588-7170, Elizabeth Bower (913) 588-7517, or Sarah Velasquez (913) 588-2247 if you have any questions.