MEETING THEME: REMOVING BOUNDARIES: ENGINEERING CRYOBIOLOGY FOR LIFE AND SUSTAINABILITY
Recent advances in cell-based medicine, immunotherapy, drug and vaccine discovery, new foods, environmental and species conservation and safety, and outer space exploration, are calling for the development of ingenious cryobiological techniques to enable the eventual success of those cutting-edge technologies. In this regard, engineering is an integral part of the field of cryobiology. A few illustrations are the development and creation of innovative cryo-devices and materials, new approaches to control ice formation, and novel strategies for improving cryopreservation or cryosurgery. CRYO2024 aims to further the connection between engineering and cryobiology by providing an ideal forum for experts from academia, industry, government, and non-profit organizations, to exchange their latest findings and forward-looking perspectives that will contribute to a better life and sustainability on our planet.
ABOUT THE SOCIETY FOR CRYOBIOLOGY
The Society for Cryobiology was founded in 1964 to bring together those from the biological, medical and physical sciences who have a common interest in the effect of low temperatures on biological systems. The purpose of the Society is to promote scientific research in low temperature biology, to improve scientific understanding in this field, and to disseminate and apply this knowledge to the benefit of mankind. The Society for Cryobiology publishes its signature journal Cryobiology in conjunction with Elsevier.
The Society for Cryobiology welcomes membership applications from students and individuals involved in cryobiology research in industry, academia, government, and non-profit organizations. Membership benefits include access to Cryobiology online, reduced annual meeting registration, opportunities for involvement in committees, governance, and more.
Nucharin Songsasen, PhD
Smithsonian Institution, USA
Xiaoming He, PhD
University of Maryland, USA
Jason Acker, PhD University of Alberta; Canadian Blood Services, Canada
Christiani A. Amorim, PhD Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Dani Ballesteros, PhD University of Valencia, Spain
Gloria Elliott, PhD Organ Preservation Alliance, USA
John M. Baust, PhD CPSI Biotech, USA
Nilay Chakraborty, PhD American Type Culture Collection (ATCC), USA
Pierre Comizzoli, PhD Smithsonian Institution, USA
Peter Kilbride, PhD Cytiva, UK
Michael Menze, PhD University of Louisville, USA
Estefania Paredes, PhD University of Vigo, Spain
Matt Powell-Palm, PhD Texas A&M University, USA
Sumona Sarkar, PhD National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA
Xiaoxi Wei, PhD X-Therma Inc., USA
Christina Walters, PhD USDA-ARS, USA
Willem Wolkers, PhD University of Veterinary Medicine Hanover, Germany
Nicole Evans Executive Director for The Society for Cryobiology
Amelia Hanson Administrator for The Society for Cryobiology
Abstract submission is open.
Abstracts can be submitted as in-person or virtual for both oral and poster presentations.
Abstract Submission Closes: February 12th, 2024
Review Period: February 13th – March 31st, 2024
Author Notification: April 1st, 2024
If you require a visa to enter the USA (not an ESTA) please submit your abstract as soon as possible and complete the visa letter request form immediately.
ABSTRACT CATEGORIES AND TOPICS
Fundamental Cryobiology and Thermodynamics
Ice Nucleation, Growth and Inhibition
Dry State, Anhydrobiosis & Lyophilization
Simulation and Modeling
Thermodynamics and Physical Chemistry
Novel Tools & Technologies
AI/Machine Learning for Cryopreservation
Measurement in Cryo-Environments
Novel Tools & Technologies – Other
Ovarian/Testicular Tissue Preservation
Marine/Aquatic Fertility Preservation (sperm, oocyte, embryo, gonadal tissue)
Cell and Gene Therapy Preservation
Stem Cell and Derivatives Preservation
Immune Cell Preservation
Red Blood Cell and Blood Preservation
Advances in Post-Thaw Characterization
Preservation strategies to secure supply chain
Preservation of reference standards (cells, reagents, etc)
Cell Line and Primary Cell Preservation
Tissue & Organ Preservation
Exosome and Extracellular Vesicle Preservation
Tissue Engineered Product Preservation
Adaptations to Low Temperature
Therapeutic Hypothermia, Cryoablation/Cryosurgery, and Cryoimmunotherapy
Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Considerations in Cryobiology
Legal, Ethical, and Regulatory Considerations in Cryobiology
Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species
Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species (Mammalian, Non-Mammalian, Aquatic)
Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species (Plants)
Applications of Cryobiology in Other Fields
Astrobiology and Planetary Sciences
Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture
Biobanking Infrastructure and Best Practice
Best Practice, Logistics, Inventory Management, Automation, Biosecurity etc
Dayong Gao Young Investigator Award
The deadline for applications closes on March 12, 2024.
The Dayong Gao Young Investigator Award, sponsored by Goldsim, is an early career award for cryobiologists in the first 10 years of their post-PhD career. The award carries a cash prize of $5,000.
For more information on the Dayong Gao Young Investigator award and how to apply, please see the Society for Cryobiology website.
Awards & Travel Grants
TRAVEL GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Each year the Society for Cryobiology presents a number of awards and travel grants to students from around the globe to recognize excellence in student research and to assist in funding student participation at the meeting.
Travel Grants – based on need. Typically from $300 – $1,000.
Critser Award – based on need. For the top ranked student abstract.
Crystal Award – $1,000. For the winner of the best student oral presentation.
Poster Award – $500. For the winner of the best student poster.
For more information on the student awards and travel grants available please see the Society for Cryobiology website.
HOW TO APPLY:
The deadline for applications closes on February 12th, 2024.
1. Submit your <300 word abstract for peer review and acceptance to CRYO2024 through the usual submission channel at https://openconf.org/cryo2024. See the submission guidelines under ‘Submit an Abstract’ above for details.
2. Download the EXTENDED ABSTRACT FORM, complete it and save as a PDF.
3. Complete the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. [Applications now closed]
To complete the form you will need:
*Your completed extended abstract form saved as a PDF
*Proof of student enrolment or graduation date (see the list of acceptable proof on the form)
*Your Open Conf abstract ID number
*To be a current student member of the Society for Cryobiology or have submitted a pending application for membership. Student membership is free. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR RENEW.
Registration will open soon.
In the meantime, click HERE to view the registration fees and updated cancellation policy.
Proposal Deadline: February 12th, 2024
The Society for Cryobiology welcomes global symposia proposals on any area of cryobiology. All proposals will be assessed by the program committee.
Please note no funding is available for submitted symposium proposals.
The Bethesdan Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20814-3624, USA
With a convenient downtown location, The Bethesdan Hotel in Bethesda, MD is the location and accommodation for CRYO2024.
Located a stone’s throw from iconic Washington DC National Monuments and Museums, Bethesda is an ideal meeting location with the surrounding area home to the FDA, NIH, NSF, NASA, NIST, ATCC, The Smithsonian Institution, the University of Maryland, John Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University and a plethora of others governmental, non-profit, and research institutions. Hotel facilities include fitness center, rooftop pool, and a free shuttle service to and from the Metro. Enjoy meals in the hotel restaurant, Leo and Liv. Alcholic beverages are available at the bar, But First Drink.
The room rate is $169/night + tax (USD)
How to book a room:
- Click on the Make Reservation button below
- Click Edit and select the dates of your stay (top of page)
- Click on “Quick Book”
- Confirm your stay, enter your name & credit card
Free cancellation before 11:59PM local hotel time on 19 July 2024.
The Bethesdan Hotel
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