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Designing conference posters - Colin Purrington

Designing conference posters - Colin Purrington
A large-format poster is a big piece of paper or wall-mounted monitor featuring a short title, an introduction to your burning question, an overview of your novel experimental approach, your amazing results in graphical form, some insightful discussion of aforementioned results, a listing of previously published articles that are important to your research, and some brief acknowledgement of the tremendous assistance and financial support conned from others — if all text is kept to a minimum (less than a 1000 words), a person could fully read your poster in 5-10 minutes. Section content • DOs and DON’Ts • Adding pieces of flair • Presenting • Motivational advice • Software • Templates • Printing • Useful literature • Organizing a poster session What to put in each section Below, I’ve provided rough tips on how many words each of these sections might have, but those guesses are assuming you have a horizontal poster that is approximately 3×4′. Adjust accordingly. DOs and DON’Ts 1. 2. 3.

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Poster: Predicting genotype from phenotype · Bioinformatics Zen Poster: Predicting genotype from phenotype · Posted: Jul 15, 2012 I presented the below poster at the 2012 American Society of Microbiology Meeting. This research demonstrates how we have been comparing and testing Pseudomonas strains for twitching motility to identify the genes responsible for phenotypic differences. Click on the image below to see a larger version. As with my previous ASM poster, I think less text and a more visual overview is more likely to attract interest and start a discussion. ASM meetings usually have posters numbering in the thousands so I think a text-heavy poster can be a lottery for getting people to talk to you.

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Tenure as Academic Hazing – Old School, New School I have always been disturbed the lack of transparency within academic departments. Doctoral students rarely know the requirements for comprehensive exams and dissertations at the time of application and acceptance. Sure, they know that they will have to do their comps and write a dissertation, but they don’t always know the details. Will the comprehensive exams be written? Will there be an oral component? What are the requirements for the make-up of the committees? Emotional intelligence Emotional intelligence (EI) can be defined as the ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior.[1] There are three models of EI. The ability model, developed by Peter Salovey and John Mayer, focuses on the individual's ability to process emotional information and use it to navigate the social environment.[2] The trait model as developed by Konstantin Vasily Petrides, "encompasses behavioral dispositions and self perceived abilities and is measured through self report" [3] The final model, the mixed model is a combination of both ability and trait EI, focusing on EI being an array of skills and characteristics that drive leadership performance, as proposed by Daniel Goleman.[4] It has been argued that EI is either just as important as one's intelligence quotient (IQ). History[edit]

A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science Click to enlarge A brief detour from chemistry, branching out into science in general today. This graphic looks at the different factors that can contribute towards ‘bad’ science – it was inspired by the research I carried out for the recent aluminium chlorohydrate graphic, where many articles linked the compound to causing breast cancer, referencing scientific research which drew questionable conclusions from their results. The vast majority of people will get their science news from online news site articles, and rarely delve into the research that the article is based on. Poster Perfect Poster Perfect How to drive home your science with a visually pleasing poster Conference venues can have less ideal set ups for viewing a poster. Whether it's a hot, congested room filled with people or one that is spacious but contains many hundreds of competing posters, your poster has to pop in any setting.LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY

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The sketchnote revolution « Dachis Group Collaboratory I’ve got an idea for a new year’s resolution: Join the sketchnote revolution. Sketchnotes are a visual form of note-taking that can include drawings, various lettering sizes and styles, color, icons, arrows, boxes and more — whatever works for you. I’d say that sketchnoting is officially a movement — maybe you’ve seen some from SXSWi or other conferences. And the best part? You don’t have to be a creative genius to do it.

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On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research: Third Edition The scientific research enterprise is built on a foundation of trust. Scientists trust that the results reported by others are valid. Society trusts that the results of research reflect an honest attempt by scientists to describe the world accurately and without bias. But this trust will endure only if the scientific community devotes itself to exemplifying and transmitting the values associated with ethical scientific conduct.