The Abstract submitted with the application is sufficient. If we think any changes have to be incorporated, we will write to you separately.
All PDFs and YIs are required to present posters at the meeting. All PDFs will also be required to give short talks during the PDF meeting on the last two days. In addition, 4 YIs will be selected to give regular length talks at the YIM (these 4 will also be required to present the poster). You can check the times for poster presentations on the YIM 2019 Programme page.
SIZE: 3 ft 5 in (H) x 3 ft (W)
AUDIENCE: We advise you to design your poster keeping in mind your audience — institute directors (for PDFs only) – who will judge you as a potential faculty applicant, mentors – who will give you feedback and advice and might even be collaborators, and peers (YIs and PDFs) – potential collaborators and future colleagues. Do keep in mind that this is a mixed biology meeting, and many in the audience will not be experts in your subject.
CONTENT: As in a typically academic posters we suggest you follow the Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion format if you are presenting a study in progress or one that is completed. You could otherwise present a proposed research direction you want feedback on, if you have a young lab. In either case, we advise you to add a short section called “Future Directions” that explains the directions you want your research program or group to take in the next few years.
DESIGN: We have a good two hours on most days devoted to posters, and suggest you make your posters exciting and attractive. Here are some guides that can help you design effective posters: http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/presentations/designing-poster/designing-poster
Tips on presenting a poster: http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/~mdowman/mikedowmanhowtogiveaposter_presentation.html
All poster boards will be numbered. The number corresponds to your number in the YIM2019 abstract book that you will be given at the YIM2019 registration desk.
This year all the PDF participants will be asked to present their research work in the form of Lightning Talks, each 5 minutes in length. These talks will be presented by all PDFs on Day 4 and Day 5 (please check the programme schedule for more details).
We encourage all PDFs to use the Lightning Talks as an advertisement of their research and to use the 5 minutes to attract Directors and other attendees.
PRESENTATION: Presentations will be in alphabetical order and a bell will be rung at the end of your 5 minutes. During your five minutes, present yourself and your work in an “Elevator pitch style”. A concept borrowed from the business world, this is a brief, rehearsed statement that describes why someone should hire you or pay attention to your work.
Keeping in mind that there are potential employers in the audience, we suggest the following key points for an effective pitch: 1. Write down, edit and practise your pitch. Keep it concise. 2. Introduce yourself (typically name, position & affiliation). Then quickly go on to pose a question or state a research problem. 3. Describe what motivated your study, and any the unique approach or insight. 4. Remember that the pitch is the start of a discussion, and not the final word on the matter. If you must present results here keep it brief. The main aim is to give an idea about your research background/area 5. Stay casual — the wording and delivery should be conversational. 6. These are key – your descriptions should be a high-level overview, not an unravelling of details. 7. give a brief overview about future research program. Explain exactly what is the biggest question you are going to pursue in your independent career.
For more on Elevator Pitches, read: http://thepostdocway.com/content/elevator-pitches-scientists-what-when-where-and-how
REQUIRED: You are required to email your presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org latest by February 25, 2019. Please use this format for the subject line of your email: Lightning Talk FirstName LastName. Label your slide in the same manner (Lightning Talk FirstName LastName). This will greatly help us in compiling the slides prior to the event. You can send your slide as a PPT, PDF or Keynote Slide.