Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Life Sciences

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculties & Departments | Faculty of Life Sciences | Scientific career | Doctorate | During the doctorate | Workshops | 2024 | 19.-20.03.2024 Workshop "Your Science, Your Data, Your Story - Your Poster"

19.-20.03.2024 Workshop "Your Science, Your Data, Your Story - Your Poster"

Trainer: Dr. Philipp Jordan

Dates: 19 and 20 March 2024, each 9am to 5pm

Format: In presence; Invalidenstraße 42, 10115 Berlin (Mitte)

Target group: Doctoral candidates at the Faculty of Life Sciences

Course language: English


Course description:

This workshop will guide you from your raw data to a finalised poster telling your own story. Starting with the differences between a poster, a talk, and a paper, you will learn how a poster is structured, which stories science can tell (fairy tale, criminal writing, etc.), what the pros and cons of each story type are, which story type matches your data best. And how illustrations, colours, and arrangement help you to communicate your story. Afterwards you have the opportunity to incorporate the newly learnt skills in your own poster and to discuss them on a one-on-one basis.



Places are limited. The workshop will take place in preparation for the Welcome Day on 12 April 2024. Therefore, doctoral candidates who submit a poster for this event will be given priority admission to the workshop. The remaining places at the workshop will be allocated on a fist-come-first-serve basis.

Registration form


Family room

A family room is available at Luisenstraße 56, approx. 10 minutes' walk from the venue. You and 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. If you have any needs that would make it easier for you to access and participate in the workshop, please write to