The abstract submitted with the application is sufficient. If we think any changes have to be incorporated, we will write to you separately.
Only YIs are required to present posters at the meeting. PDFs will not be required to give posters, but only be required to give short talks during the PDF meeting on the last two days. You can check the times for poster presentations on the YIM 2024 Programme page.
SIZE: Dimension in 3.5 ft (H) x 3 Dimension ft (W)
AUDIENCE: We advise you to design your poster keeping in mind your audience 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 poster, 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 or different research projects you want feedback on. 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 one hour on most days devoted to posters, and suggest you make your posters exciting and attractive.
Please print and bring your posters, we do not have a facility to print the poster at the local venue.
YI Poster Session [Please check the program].
All poster boards will be numbered. The poster number corresponds to your number in the YIM 2024 abstract book and will also be found on the notice board at the Conference venue.
All the PDF participants need 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 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 of your future research program. Explain exactly what is the biggest question you are going to pursue in your independent career.
PDF Satellite Talk presentation sample template — https://indiabioscience.org/media/yim/PDF-LIGHTNING-TALK-SAMPLE-TEMPLATE-presentation.pptx
REQUIRED: You are required to email your presentation to yim2024[at]indiabioscience[dot]org latest by January 31, 2024. 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.