Talk submission deadline extended to May 20

The University of Kentucky’s Society of Postdoctoral Scholars will host its First Annual Postdoctoral Symposium on Friday, June 12th from 9am-4pm in the William T. Young Library. The symposium will allow for the exchange of ideas across a broad range of fields, and abstract submissions are welcome from any discipline. The symposium will feature UK’s Vice President for Research Dr. Lisa Cassis as the keynote speaker, as well as oral presentations given by postdoctoral scholars from numerous fields represented on UK’s campus and from other Kentucky universities including the University of Louisville. In addition to the oral presentations, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students are invited to present posters. Prizes will be awarded to the two top postdoctoral and top two graduate student posters. The first place award winners will receive $150, and second place winners will receive $50. To submit an abstract for an oral presentation or poster, visit The deadline for talk abstract submission is May 20th. The deadline for poster abstract submission is June 5th. Use the same link to register to attend the symposium. There is no deadline to register to attend the symposium. There is no charge to present at or attend the symposium. Food at lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. Expenses for the symposium are funded by tne National Science Foundation under the ESPCoR award “Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustanable Future,” award number 1355438. Poster prizes are sponsored by the UK Graduate School. For more information, and if you wish to participate, please contact our organizers at or visit Current Symposium page.