Our previous blog post, “Painless Publication: How to Write a Journal Abstract,” walked you through the steps in writing the abstract for a journal article. Now we turn our focus to writing abstracts for conference proceedings. Although there are some similarities between these two types of abstracts, there are also some distinct considerations and approaches for conference abstracts.
Have you ever sat frozen at the keyboard, facing the due date for your abstract and asking yourself how you can condense all of this information into 200 words or less? If this scenario resonates with you, rest assured you are not alone. There is a learning curve for writing an effective abstract, and thankfully there are also some tips that will help you get started and finish strong.
The development and testing of new products at Cell Signaling Technology (CST) involves the work of many teams using different techniques and technologies. This presents a variety of opportunities for summer interns to gain first-hand experience on projects ranging from bioinformatics to cell culture and staining tissue samples. For most students, a CST internship offers their first experience in a biotech lab and in a team-driven, professional (but still fun) environment.