Poster sessions are a crucial part of the conference. All poster presenters are required to prepare a printed poster for on-site presentation and a virtual poster for upload to the virtual gallery by 17 June (extended deadline)

 Please note that only uploaded posters will be considered for poster prizes.

Click here for our PowerPoint templates Feel free to use your own if preferred.

Printed posters

  • Poster sessions and locations
    Printed posters will be displayed in two shifts. The full poster list and assigned numbers are now available for download
    Poster session 1: Tuesday 25 June, 15:00 - 16:15 - Tuesday poster plan
    Poster session 2: Wednesday 26 June, 14:15 - 15:30 - Wednesday poster plan
    A map showing the location of the posters will also be available next to the registration desk.
    Poster authors must be present at their poster 5 min before the poster session starts.

  • Set-up instructionsposter presenters are responsible for printing and bringing their posters to the conference. Pins will be available to hang the posters
    Poster set up:  on Monday 24 June, from 09:00 - 17:00 and on Tuesday, 25 June, from 08:30 to 13:00

  • Cancellation of Poster Presentation
    To prevent empty poster boards, please inform us by e-mail before 31 may latest, if you are unable to present your poster at the SIB days conference

Click here to access our PowerPoint templates.

Please note that these templates are provided as guidelines; you are welcome to use a template of your own choice if you prefer.

On-site poster
For your on-site paper, please make sure that your poster fits on the poster wall. All poster walls are 1.20 m (~47 inches) wide and 1.60 m (~63 inches) high:

Virtual posters

  • Your virtual poster: in addition to the on-site presentation, all posters are displayed in the SIB days Poster Gallery. As a poster presenter, you need to prepare a simple virtual poster (see instructions below) as an introduction to your research.
    Consider using the "better poster" ideas to enhance its design (see below). You can either print your online poster or create a new version.

  • Poster upload: please upload your poster by 17 JUNE by following these instructions:
    • Log in to your account.
    • Click on the "My profile" tab.
    • Under the "My abstracts" section, click on the abstract for the poster you would like to upload.
    • At the bottom of the page, upload your poster under the "Poster upload " section.
    • Select the file containing your poster.
    • Your poster will be uploaded to the platform

Click here to access our PowerPoint templates.

 Please note that these templates are provided as guidelines; you are welcome to use a template of your own choice if you prefer.

Interactive screen

A limited number of screens will be available, to facilitate the presentation of software, simulations, imaging results or other complex analyses and research. Demonstrating to participants for example how to run your software, being able to show animations, or zooming into complex 3D microscopy images, may help to better communicate your message. Poster presenters, who are benefiting from an additional screen to present their research have been informed by email.

Poster prizes

The best posters presented at the conference in each poster category will be awarded prizes. These prizes recognize excellence in research, innovation, and presentation. A jury, consisting of members from SIB days scientific committee and oral presenters, will select the poster winners. Please note that only uploaded posters will be considered for the poster prize. The announcement of the winners will take place during the closing session.

Poster design and presentation course

Free of charge but spots are limited. Register by May 15

Serena di Palma, Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Utrecht University will give two virtual online courses on ‘Best Practices’ for designing and presenting posters at poster exhibitions.

These courses are designed to enhance your skills in creating impactful visuals and delivering presentations effectively at poster exhibitions.

Course Overview:

  • Part 1: Effective poster design, Tuesday 21 May, 10:00 - 11:30
    The purpose of this course is to improve your ability to produce visually appealing posters
  • Part 2: Practical skills for presenting at poster exhibitions, Thursday 13 June, 10:00 - 11:30
    This course simulates a poster exhibition where participants practice their pitches and receive constructive feedback on how to make it even more attractive.

The courses are completely free of charge. If your abstract has been selected for a poster presentation, we strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to refine your presentation skills.

Register here

Please note: spaces are limited, so please register before 13 May to secure your spot. By registering, you are committing to attend, as these courses represent a significant investment for us. We count on your participation to justify the costs and efforts involved. If you are unable to attend, please notify us in advance so we can make necessary adjustments. Please note, if the minimum number of participants is not met, we reserve the right to cancel the course.

1. Maintain a storyline

With a poster, you are presenting what you have done, why and how you have conducted your analyses, what the results are and how they fit with other findings in your research field. Make sure that the text and the graphics on your poster present a simple and cohesive story. In particular, focus on one key research question from beginning to end, rather than trying to cover everything you did.

2. Keep it simple and readable

  • Left: main finding as one plain English sentence + graphical abstract
  • Right: 1 question + 1 result/conclusion

Layout 2

  • Left: main finding as one plain English sentence + graphical abstract
  • Right: up to three different highlights

3. When it comes to text, less is more

Convey as much of the information as possible in a visually appealing way (e.g. diagrams, images, flow charts) with limited text. A poster should be a visual support to explain your research, not a copy-paste of parts of a journal article. People will have only limited time to read your poster.

If you need advice and inspiration about how to create a great poster, we recommend the #betterposter scheme and blogspot [1-2].

4. Be colour-blind friendly

Avoid using colour combinations that will be difficult to distinguish for people with colour blindness. This applies both to poster backgrounds and diagrams and to microscopic images. For more information, go to [3-5].

5. Acknowledge all authors and funding sources

Include the logo of the institution(s) you are affiliated with, and other funding sources where applicable. There will be a comment box below your poster in the virtual poster gallery (only visible to registered participants) where you can put your email address as well as the website of your group, so that people can contact you if they want to know more about your work.

If you are an SIB Employee, you can use the poster template on the intranet. Different formats of the SIB logo can be downloaded from here.

6. Be aware of social media

If you do not wish for others to mention/share your work on the social media, blogs, etc., put a ‘no Twitter’ icon in the upper left corner of your poster.






[4] here to get a Power point template for the virtual and printed poster