COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences
COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences
The pandemic has forced scientists everywhere to rethink in-person conferences, but some researchers have already been urging changes.  
COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences
COVID-19 Ushers in the Future of Conferences

The pandemic has forced scientists everywhere to rethink in-person conferences, but some researchers have already been urging changes.  

The pandemic has forced scientists everywhere to rethink in-person conferences, but some researchers have already been urging changes.  

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Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Thousands of Coronavirus Infections Stemmed from a Biotech Event
Amanda Heidt | Aug 26, 2020
Officials had initially linked 97 cases to a single conference held by Biogen in February in Boston, but a new study tracking viral genomes suggests the number may be as high as 20,000.
After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way
After Conference Cancellations, Some Scientists Find a Way
Diana Kwon | Mar 23, 2020
As scores of academic meetings get upended due to COVID-19, researchers are turning to virtual replacements.
Life Science Conference Disruptions Due to Coronavirus
Life Science Conference Disruptions Due to Coronavirus
The Scientist Staff | Mar 5, 2020
Find out which meetings have been canceled, postponed, or are going ahead as planned.
Brazilian Government Limits Academics’ Conference Attendance
Brazilian Government Limits Academics’ Conference Attendance
Kerry Grens | Feb 11, 2020
The Ministry of Education’s new rule says only one federally employed researcher per institution can attend international scholarly meetings, Times Higher Education reports.
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The Tel Aviv University researcher is interested in how the macromolecules affect the health and behavior of successive generations of worms.
CBD Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Adolescent Rats
CBD Linked to Sleep Disturbances in Adolescent Rats
Emily Makowski | Oct 23, 2019
The animals showed changes in both slow wave and rapid eye movement sleep.
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2019
An analysis of more than 400 human genomes from residents of 13 African countries presented at this week’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics greatly expands our species’ cataloged genetic diversity.
Opinion: Why It Is Time to Make Conferences Worth It
Opinion: Why It Is Time to Make Conferences Worth It
Nicholas Rowe | Sep 26, 2019
Very little science from meetings reaches a meaningfully large audience.
Scientific Societies Update Policies to Address #MeToo
Scientific Societies Update Policies to Address #MeToo
Diana Kwon | Sep 25, 2019
Many organizations work to confront sexual harassment at conferences.