Information about the Poster Symposium Spring 2024

Date and venue

The poster symposium will take place at VilVite on May 23rd, 2024.

The following courses will be attending: BIO219, BIO316, BIO299, MOL231, MOL270, SDG214, SDG215 and GEOF338.

All posters will be on display in the mezzanine area. We will start with the presentations/pitches in the Auditorium at 12:15 (time will be confirmed in a later announcement). Each student/group will be given one minute (60 seconds) to pitch their poster.

We will provide a detailed and updated program for the event during the week prior to the symposium.

Here is the link to calendar-event:

Announcement of the Student Poster Symposium Spring 2024 at BIO

Publication of the poster

The students' posters are part of their course work and assessment. As a rule, these posters will be presented at the Student Poster Session, and also be made available online at this website. This is to make the students’ work visible to their peers, and it is also an opportunity for individual students to link their own work to their CV/job application to showcase their course work at BIO. For the course, this page also provides a overview of previous student work. However, some students may work with data that is not ready to share with the public.

It is important that:

  1. The course responsible informs all supervisors that posters will be made publicly available. If they are not to be made available, supervisor must contact course responsible, preferably early in the semester.
  2. The course responsible MUST INFORM the students about the bioPITCH platform, and encourage them to talk to supervisors and be reflective of what can be posted online at this stage in the project/talk about data sharing agreements, etc.
  3. Course responsible must inform bioPITCH team if posters presented at the Symposium should not be made available online.
  4. If anybody finds that published posters should be removed from the website, please contact as soon as possible.

Poster format

A1 landscape or A1 portrait are the only 2 formats that will be accepted for printing. Here you will find Photoshop, Illustrator and Powerpoint files that you may use when designing your poster. Note that these files have the right proportions and show the areas (in gray, top and bottom) that should not be used when designing the poster as these areas will be hidden by the poster stands when on display. NB: do not forget to remove the gray banners before finalizing the poster).

Posters have to be sent as PDF (in the right size – A1), no other program or file format will be accepted.

All posters will be given a QR code with a link to bioPITCH. QR codes will be distributed by the course responsible a couple of weeks before the deadline.

Deadline for sending in the posters

It is the course leaders' responsibility to gather the PDF files of all posters from their course and send them all in a single email (and in the right format - see above) to no later than Tuesday, May 14th at 14:00.

Course responsible must communicate this with their students, and gather all posters from their course. If you want time to look through the posters first, you must give the students a deadline that fits your schedule prior to this date. It may be a good idea to inform the students about this deadline at the start of the course.

Posters will be printed as a single batch and will also be made available online on

Poster templates A1

Help with poster design

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