The Biochemistry Department's Annual Research Showcase...
Picture shows Aren Marshall (left), Matt Maitland (right), and Dr. Sara Hamilton (centre). Photo courtesy of Dr. David Rodenhiser.
The Harold B. Stewart Lecture
Dr. Sara Hamilton
Hosts: Aren Marshall and Matt Maitland
Poster Sessions A and B
Featuring Biochemistry Students
19 Jan 2018
(12:45 - 4 pm)
The event is open to students and researchers from Western and affiliated institutions.
This Showcase will benefit graduate students in the following ways:
- Graduate students in biomedical/science programs at Western can attend the Harold B. Stewart Lecture given by Dr. Sara Hamilton. She is a graduate of the Biochemistry Dept. at Western and is now an Associate Editor at Cell Reports, a journal from Cell Press that publishes research in the life sciences. Students will gain valuable insight into non-traditional career choices, such as scientific writing and editing.
- Important skills in preparing and communicating research posters will be acquired by those graduate students presenting their work. For many students, this event will be their first formal poster session.
- Graduate-student presenters will interact with other researchers at the poster session, allowing opportunities for collaboration and exchange of ideas.
- Graduate students in biomedical/science programs at Western will learn about research in the Dept. of Biochemistry, as well as have the opportunity to discuss research ideas and initiate collaborations with attendees.
This Showcase will expand the scientific horizons of graduate students in Western biomedical/science programs. The event represents a critical starting point for future research lectures and poster sessions that these students will experience; such sessions are universal communication tools at scientific conferences.
The Harold B. Stewart Lecture honours Dr. Stewart, a former Biochemistry Chair and Dean of Graduate Studies at Western, and features a Biochemistry alumnus/alumna as the speaker.
Dr. Sara Hamilton
Associate Editor, Cell Reports (Cell Press)
Dr. Helen Petropoulos
Director of Business Development & Research
Dr. James Duncan
Cancer Biology, Fox Chase Cancer Centre
Dr. Timothy Haystead
Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University, Durham, NC
Co-founder of Serenex
Dr. Donald Nicholson
President & CEO, Drumbeat Consulting LLC
(Former VP at Merck)
Dr. Alan Rigby
VP-Research (Computational Discoveries)
ImClone Systems, NY
Dr. Michael Surette
Canada Research Chair in Interdisciplinary Microbiome Research
Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute
Dept. of Biochemistry & Biomedical Sciences, and Dept. of Medicine
Poster set-up for session A
Harold B. Stewart Lecture
Poster Session A*
Poster set-up for session B and refreshment break
Poster Session B*
*Presenters will stand by their posters in order to explain their research results and answer questions from viewers as needed.
(Presenters include 1st-year Biochemistry graduate students and undergraduate students in 4th-year Biochemistry research project courses.)
- Kingsmill Rm, Huron University College, Western University (1349 Western Rd.)
- Maps for Huron University College
- Check list of presenters for your poster session and number
- Check the agenda for set-up times and viewing times for each poster session
- Print your poster in one piece using a commercial graphics company
- Print out your figures and text on 8.5x11-inch paper, then glue or tape them to a bristol board or large paper sheet
- Poster size: maximum of 4 feet by 4 feet
- Velcro holders will be supplied to fasten poster to poster board (do not use tape or pins). One side of each holder is sticky and attaches to the poster. The other side of each holder has velcro and attaches to the poster board.
- Minimize text: use point form
- Use images: a picture is worth a thousand words
- Use lots of blank space
- Use a large, easy-to-read font (Arial): must see text from 1-2 metres away
- Label figures and diagrams clearly
- Highlight specific problems you are having or alternative directions you might go
- Remember your audience: non-experts and experts in your research field, so explain terminology
Sections of a poster
1. Poster banner showing the title, author(s), and institution
2. Introduction or Background
3. Hypothesis or Objective(s)
5. Results (text, tables, figures)
Dr. Lynn Weir
Dept. of Biochemistry
Medical Sciences Bldg. - Room 348
London, ON, Canada N6A 5C1
519-661-2111, ext. 84561
This event was made possible by the Stewart Family Donation; Biochemistry Graduate Incentive Fund; and joint funding from Research Western, SOGS, and SGPS.