Important Dates

January 15
Workshop Proposal Deadline
February 7
Abstract Submission Opens
March 20
Registration Opens
March 28
Abstract Submission Deadline
March 29
Abstract Revision Deadline
April 30
Early Registration Deadline
May 15
Housing Reservation Deadline

Conference Organizers

Julie Ahringer
University of Cambridge, UK

Michael Koelle
Yale University

C. elegans Home      PROGRAM: Worm Art Show

Worm Art Show

Our C. elegans community is blessed with a very large pool of highly talented, creative and entertaining people that makes our close community quite unique!

Several past winners have gone on to become faculty! So (hint, hint to grad students and postdocs) entering the art show is an excellent professional marketing tool!

The winners will be chosen by votes and the number of likes on our Instagram page (@celegansart) by the meeting attendees and public. So follow now as the submissions come in. Winners will be announced at the last plenary session in Royce Hall.


  1. Microscopic Images - any microscopic images or photos pertaining to C. elegans biology
  2. Mixed Media - any artwork inspired by C. elegans or many hours of picking and imaging. Past entries in this category have been stained and blown glass, wood mobiles, music, sculpture, drawing and painting.
  3. Multimedia - for example any YouTube movies [5 minute maximum length], including spoofs of a favorite song will be welcomed. Use the hashtags #celegansart2019 #celegans2019 #wormart2019 @geneticsgsa @celegansart so everyone can find it.
  4. C. elegans graffiti (2019 THEME) - Public graffiti has the ability to massively impact the public while also commenting on our current social and political world. Submit worm art inspired by Banksy or other graffiti artists of our time.
  5. Any worm art honoring Sydney Brenner.


Awards will be given in the categories noted above by our generous sponsors including the Genetics Society of America. Prizes will also be awarded for Most Humorous and Best of Show, as judged by attendees.


Please tag (@celegansart) on Instagram to submit your work. Include the following:

  1. Title
  2. Name of artist + tag yourself
  3. Lab name + lab tag, if available
  4. University or Institute + tag your university or institute
  5. Use #celegansart2019 #celegans2019 #wormart2019 @geneticsgsa @celegansart

You can also use this submission form:

Submissions will be accepted until June 20, 2019.


  • You are responsible for hanging and taking down your artwork before and after the meeting.
  • The art show poster board and table area will be in Pauley Pavilion.
  • The artwork title and name should be placed near your work.
  • Please put your name on the back of your work as well.
  • It is preferable to mount your work on poster board or have it framed (reminder: we only have thumbtacks to mount). But we will accept anything.