1. Do I have to be an SBJ member to submit an abstract?
Yes. SBJ membership is required to make a presentation at the meeting. Membership benefits include a meeting registration discount. For more information, visit the registration page.

2. Is there an abstract submission fee?
No, but there is a 10,000 JPY for Active member and 6,000 JPY for Student members non-refundable charge to attend the meeting. All presenters must register for the meeting at the appropriate rate. Presenters must complete the registration before abstract submission. You will receive ID and Password to submit abstract online after you register for the meeting online. Without the ID and Password, you cannot submit an abstract.

3. I am an SBJ Oversea member. Can I use my membership number to register for the meeting?
Yes. You can enter your membership number in 6 digits on the online registration form.

4. I am a KSBB /BEST member. Do I have to join SBJ to make a presentation at the meeting?
No. Members of The Korean Society for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (KSBB) and Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering Society of Taiwan (BEST) may be exempt from paying for the SBJ membership fee, and register for the meeting at the SBJ member’s rates. Please contact SBJ Business Office (info@sbj.or.jp) before starting online registration.

5. What presentation formats are available?
General presentations will be conducted in Zoom Breakout rooms.

6. How long can an abstract be?
Please prepare your abstract within the following character limits:

  • Abstract: A4, one page
  • Title: 200 characters
  • Author information (names and affiliation abbreviations): 400 characters

⇒Abstract Template (for General Presentation)

7. When will I know my presentation schedule?
All presenting authors will receive an e-mail notification of scheduling in late August, 2021.

8. Should I anticipate any problems submitting an abstract on the Web?
No. Experience has shown that only a few users have any difficulty in completing the online submission. If you do have a problem we suggest that you try another computer. Some combinations of certain computers and browsers on occasion may cause problems.

9. Can I exit the program after partially completing the submission and return later to complete the process?
No, if you exit the program before you click on “submit your abstract”, your information will be lost and you will need to start over. You may minimize your screen while you work in another program but do not exit the abstract form.

10. Can I cut and paste my abstract text from a word processor into the submission system?
This will be determined by your own computer system. We do not recommend using the cut and paste option when it involves special characters (such as super- or subscripts, Greek characters etc.). Make sure you use only standard ASCII characters. You will need to confirm and repair any missing characters. You will also need to make sure you put your authors, affiliation abbreviations, abstract title and brief synopsis in the correct fields.

11. How do I change the presenting author’s name?
The presenting author’s name cannot be changed after the application deadline of 12 noon (JST) on July 7, 2021. To change the presenting author’s name before the deadline, you must withdraw the application, then re-register with the new name.

12. How do I withdraw my presentation?
You can withdraw your presentation before the deadline of 12 noon (JST) on July 7, 2021. To cancel your presentation, return to the submission site and select “Cancel”. The presenting author will be informed of the withdrawal.

13. The system is very slow. Why?
If you are submitting your abstract on the last two days leading up to the deadline, you may experience some slowness because of the number of people using the system on these days. While we have made every effort to ensure efficient receipt of all abstracts, extreme stress on the system may result in a slower submission process. PLEASE SUBMIT EARLY TO AVOID FRUSTRATIONS. We cannot extend the deadline past 12 noon (JST), July 7, 2021.

13. Can I replace the abstract file?
Yes. Go to the submission site and log in with your ID and Password. After 12 noon of August 20, 2021, no revisions will be permitted.

14. Can I submit a table or a figure in the abstract body?
No, we only accept text data.

15. After I paid the registration fee, I realized that I cannot attend the meeting. Can I cancel my registration?
All cancellations must be received in writing no later than September 15, 2021. Please note that in the case of cancellation or non-attendance, no refund of fees may be expected.

16. I do not see my questions in the FAQ’s, who can help?
Contact SBJ Business office at info@sbj.or.jp for inquiry about membership. As for the solution of technical problems, please contact Web secretariat at sbj2021@dynacom.co.jp.