Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences

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04.-05.10.2023 Workshop "From Data to Paper - a workshop on visualising data"

  • When Oct 04, 2023 09:00 to Oct 05, 2023 05:00
  • Where Luisenstraße 56, 10115 Berlin
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Trainer: Dr. Philipp Jordan

Dates: 04th and 05th October 2023, each 9am to 5pm

Format: In presence in Luisenstraße 56, 10115 Berlin (Mitte)

Target group: Doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Life Sciences

Course language: English


Course description:

Divided into two parts, this workshop will first provide you with the theoretical understanding of how design works and secondly how to incorporate these principles into the visualisation of your own scientific data.

We will discuss how design is perceived and which of its mechanisms we can and should use to visualise our data and which we should avoid. We will talk about how to communicate the story of a paper accurately and effectively using attractive figures. We will learn some basic principles of design and data visualization and will then see the application of these principles in examples showing best- and worst-case data visualizations, so that you get a concrete idea of the pitfalls to avoid. Finally, we will work together on your own figures to make them simpler, clearer and more beautiful.








Family room

A family room is available at Luisenstraße 56. You or the person looking after your child(ren) are welcome to use the room for the duration of the workshop. If you are interested, please note this in the registration form or send an email to



The workshop is open to all doctoral candidates of the Faculty of Life Sciences. Of course, this also applies to disabled doctoral candidates and those with limited mobility. Access to the workshop room is barrier-free. Should you have any further needs that would facilitate your access to and participation in the workshop, please write to