AuPS Student and ECR Forum

26th November 2020

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General Information

The 2020 AuPS forum will be held via Zoom on the 26th November, giving students and ECR's a chance to showcase their reserach. The forum will feature two Keynote speakers (Prof Robyn Murphy and Dr Tanya Cully), Free Communication sessions and poster style vimeo presentations.

The forum will be hosted via Zoom, and registration for the event is free. All are welcome to attend (including non-members) and support the next generation of physiology researchers. Registration closes 25th November.

Abstract submissions (open to students and ECRs) close at 5pm 18th September.

The preliminary schedule for the forum can be found here:
Preliminary Schedule

Keynote Speakers

Prof Robyn Murphy

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science

Dr Tanya Cully

University of Otago


Dr Tanya Cully is a lecturer within the Department of Physiology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Tanya completed her PhD and first postdoc at The University of Queensland and went on to do a second postdoc at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, USA. Her lab's research focus is to quantify the levels and movements of calcium and reactive oxygen species (ROS) within the skeletal muscle triadic microdomain to determine how calcium, ROS, and their interaction can alter muscle function in health and disease.

Free Communication Sessions

There are two categories of free communication:

  • Oral Presentations
  • Poster presentation: 5min Vimeo, uploaded for viewing prior to the forum

Please follow the guidelines below and submit your abstract for consideration by 5pm, 18th September.


Awards and Prizes

Prizes will be awarded for the best presentation.



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Abstract Submission

You will be asked what type of abstract you are submitting for the free communication sessions (oral communication or poster). Please enter your preference

It will then ask you to enter your title, authors and author details. If your title or any author names contain characters that you cannot type in with your browser, HTML can be used. Help on HTML characters will be available. You will then be asked to upload the body of your abstract. You should have available a file in HTML, RTF, or plain text formats.
If you are using OpenOffice, MSword, or WordPerfect, please save your text as an RTF file. Please note that this file must not contain the title, as this is inserted from the information you provide for our database.


Illustrations must be uploaded as separate files, not embedded in a document file.


  • Graphs or other computer generated drawings should be in PDF or PostScript format. If your software does not support saving in PDF format, It will probably allow a "print to file" operation which will save PostScript if you specify a PostScript printer as you output device, e.g. a LaserWriter.
  • Images such as micrographs or gel scans should be saved in one of the common portable image formats: PNG, GIF, JPG, TIFF

Please note: The reason for requesting PDF or PostScript is to enable the preparation of a quality PDF version of your abstract that can be printed at high resolution. To achieve this aim, the PostScript needs to be generated by the graphical application. Including an image or a scan within a PostScript file is possible, but does not achieve the aim of producing an infinitely scalable quality result.


Special characters (any that do not appear on your keyboard) can present problems when converting file formats as must occur when both web and print versions of the Proceedings are prepared. If your submission includes such characters, please check them carefully in the preview window. If there are any problems, append to the body file a section entitled "For the editor" and define in words the symbols used. We can then ensure no translation errors have occured in subsequent steps. For example this section might include: β: Greek lower case beta; :μ: Greek lower case mu; ∼: approximately; ±: plus/minus sign.


Please note: you must be a financial registrant before submitting an abstract.



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