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CDB Retreat


Join us for the Annual CDB Retreat, 2022

Saturday, to be announced

I Hotel and Conference Center
1900 S. First Street, Champaign, Illinois

Keynote Speaker

To be announced

Important Dates

To be announced

CDB graduate students are required to attend and submit an abstract for either a poster or talk. Post-docs and research specialists are encouraged to submit abstracts.


2020 and 2021 CDB Retreats

Canceled for safety reasons during COVID-19 pandemic.


2019 CDB Retreat

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Cyril Ramathal, Principal Research Scientist, AbbVie

Student Talk and Poster Presentation Awards

Best Student Talk:

  1. Qinyu Sun (Dr. KV Prasanth lab)
  2. Rosaline Hsu (Dr. Supriya Prasanth lab)

Best Poster:

  1. Madhura Duttagupta (Dr. William Brieher lab)
  2. Surabhi Sonam (Dr. Jonathan Henry lab)
  3. Neha Chivukula (Dr. Andrew Belmont lab)

Corporate Sponsors

VectorBuilderQIAGENHydroPeptideMilliporeSigmaNational DiagnosticsAvantor


2018 CDB Retreat

Student Talk and Poster Presentation Awards

Best Student Talk:

  1. Yuou Wang (Dr. William Brieher lab)

Best Poster:

  1. Rosaline Hsu (Dr. Supriya Prasanth lab)
  2. Qinyu Hao (Dr. KV Prasanth lab)

CDB Retreat Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors:

VectorBuilderVWRFisher ScientificIDTSanta Cruz BiotechnologyIntact Genomics

Local Sponsors:

Manolo’s Pizza & EmpanadasEspresso RoyaleThe Bread CompanySignature Grill