Abstract submission

All fields of life science are welcome! Abstracts should briefly outline the aim of the study and methods applied, and present the main findings and principal conclusions. We encourage you to highlight how your project fits one of the aspects presented during the symposium (Scientific communication, Journalism and media, Politics, Citizen science).

Participants for which the abstract is accepted will get a reimbursement of the symposium fee.

Abstracts should not exceed 250 words (excluding title, author names, and address) and must be in English. Please ensure that your abstract conforms the following guidelines:

Word file: font Times New Roman. The text should be continuous in 11 pt with 2 cm left margins and 12 pt line spacing.

Title 11 pt bold;

authors in capital 11 pt, include full first given name

Institution name, address and E-mail address for corresponding author in 11 pt

Abstracts should be submitted via e-mail to

Please indicate whether you want to have a talk or a poster.

Abstract submission deadline will be on the 31st July.  Applications will receive notification in the middle of August.


Oral presentations will be limited to 10 min with 3 additional minutes for questions. A computer equipped with Windows (XP or 7), MS Office (XP or 2010) system will be provided. PowerPoint files should be transferred to the conference computer at the beginning of the symposium.

Present your research in a clear, concise and “simple” manner. You can choose how to present: as a “normal” talk or in the style of a science slam.


Posters must have portrait format and should be no larger than 2.76 feet wide by 3.9 feet in height (33.1 in. W x 46.8 in. H, or 84 cm W x 119 cm H in metric units, DIN A0). They should also include full affiliation and contact information. Posters will be displayed during the whole symposium and will be presented in several poster sessions.