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Dr. Susanne Elpers
Officer for Early Career Researchers with a focus on Postdocs and Equal Opportunities

+49 (0)441-798 2939

Dr. Wiebke Greeff
Officer for Early Career Researchers  with a focus on Doctoral Candidates and International Issues

 +49 (0)441-798 2914

Dr. Julia Anna Matz
Officer for Early Career Researchers  with a focus on Doctoral Candidates and International Issues

+49 (0)441-798 4286


Susanne Bartel

Tel.: +49 (0)441-798 4628




Clear at Glance – Designing Effective Academic Posters (for Natural Scientists)

Clear at Glance – Designing Effective Academic Posters (for Natural Scientists)

Poster sessions are an integral part of almost every scientific conference.
Their purpose is to highlight research results, visualize them, and stimulate
discussion. To draw your audience in, you need a crystal-clear structure, 
a text format optimized for the best readability and well-chosen graphics.
And above all, you need to think well through how to organize your research
content on the required paper or e-poster format.

Basic rules of graphic design and layout technique will help you to present 
your research visually well organized and eye-catching.
The course will equip you with both the concepts and the practical design skills 
and provides the possibility to put directly into practice what you have learned 
as well as to get useful feedback from group and trainer.

Part 1 | 19 October 2022 | In-person | 9am – 4pm |
Conceptual considerations | basic elements of design: typography, colour, image | key principles of graphic design | corporate design and templates | grids | 
practice session poster layout | feedback and analysis | tipps how to work on |

Part 2 | 2 November 2022 | Online | 9am – 4pm | 
Feedback Follow-up | practice time to finalize the posters | individual consultations |
creating pdfs for optimal printing |

To profit the most from this workshop, participants are warmly invited to bring material 
(text, images, graphs etc.) of their current research work or recently designed posters.
Moreover, please bring your laptop equipped with PowerPoint or with any other comparable application.

Trainer: Birgit Lukowski |

Max. number of participants: 12

It is desirable  that the posters created in the workshop are exhibited within the framework of the Doctoral Students' Day of the UOL on December 07, 2022 .

organized by the graduate school OLTECH

registration via Stud.IP is required!

19.10.2022 09:00 – 16:00

(Changed: 20 Apr 2022)