Scientific poster design

When: 25-26 August 2020

Where: Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala (OR if not possible to have a physical meeting, the course will be held online).

Number of credits: 0.5 ECTS

Target audience: PhD students working in fields related to chemicals, health and environment (also early career and senior researchers can, as far as space allows, attend).

Aim: Communicating your science effectively is one of the most meaningful things to learn, and this course aims to increase your skills in making a good poster and communicating your science.

Content: This is a workshop offering an occasion to learn more about visualizing and communicating your science, as well as extensive networking opportunities.

This course is part of the 2nd annual SWACCS junior academy workshop (JAWS) that also offer lectures on reproductive and developmental toxicology, please see

for more information.

Preliminary schedule:

August 25 (10-17): 

  • Workshop “visualize your science”, including lectures and hands-on DIY poster design. This workhop will be held by Andreas Dahlin from Visualize Your Science AB

August 26 (11-13):

  • Poster session

Course objectives

Knowledge and understanding

  • Describe how to design an attractive poster

Skills and capacities

  • Apply practical skills to design and present a poster

Evaluative capacity and approach

  • To do a constructive evaluation of other participants posters.

Examination: Active participation in the course is needed to achieve the course credits, where presenting a poster made during the workshop is the examination.

Course leader: Elin Engdahl

Information about course content:


Deadline of application: 2020-08-03

Costs: There is no course fee. The participants will cover their own travel and living costs.