Department of Biology|Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology


Frontiers in Life Sciences
Graduate Research Symposium

biology graduate students April 28, 2011
9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Quinlan Life Sciences Center Atrium

Presenters: Please set up your poster
from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Poster Titles and Student Participants

  • Students and Poster Titles (PDF)

    Abstract Submission Guidelines

    Students wishing to present posters must submit abstracts which summarize their work. Abstracts must include a title, a listing of the authors and a 300-word or less summary of the research.

    Abstracts should be e-mailed to Dr. Howard Laten at: by April 15th. Late submissions will be accepted but might not appear on program flyers.

    Posters should be no larger than 4' x 4', although we may be able to accommodate some 6' wide x 4' high posters. Students will be asked to mount their posters between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 29. Students will be asked to be present at their poster for at least two hours on Friday between 10:00 and 12:00 noon. Students should remove their posters between 1:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. Boards, mounting tacks and tape will be supplied.

    Research Poster Guidelines

    • The space provided for the display of posters will be 4 ft. by 4 ft. All poster materials must fit in this space.

    • It is recommended that the poster be prepared by creating a PowerPoint presentation, printing out the PowerPoint pages, and mounting these pages onto the poster background.

    • Poster boards/backgrounds will be provided and set-up by the Biology Department. Thumbtacks will be available for mounting the pages onto the poster background.

    • The poster must include the following pieces of information prominently displayed:
      • Title of the research project
      • Student's name
      • Name of the student's research advisor
    • Each poster should be organized to include the following sections:
      • Abstract
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Conclusions
      • References
    • It is recommended that the text for the introduction, methods and conclusion sections be presented as bullet points to make it easier for those reading the poster.

    • All text should be presented in a font of at least 22 points so that it can be read from adistance of a few feet.

    • The results section may include some or all of the following: bulleted text, tables, figures, images, photographs and illustrations.

    • Posters should stimulate discussion. Therefore, keep text to a minimum, emphasize graphics and make sure every item on your poster is necessary.
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