FAQ

Who can register to the symposium ?

Any Postdoc or Associate research scientist at Yale can attend the symposium.

To favor a networking ambiance among postdocs, there won't be any PI/other faculty invited. Graduate Students/Undergraduate cannot attend the symposium either.

Who will be presenting ?

Any Postdoc or Associate Research Scientist (or equivalent level) can submit an abstract and/or present. We only ask that you are affiliated to Yale and that you present a project done at Yale (or in a Yale-associated structure). We also welcome presentations that can be of major interest to the community (tools, services, experiences, community improvement, etc.).


What am I getting into?

  10 min Talk 3 min Talk Poster presentation
 
Time 10 minutes (+ 5min. questions) 180 seconds (3 minutes) Poster session
Format ~2-10 Slides 1-2 slides (or no slides) Specific dimension tbd
Details

Present your project and your results in 10 minutes to the Yale community. Be a representative of the diversity and quality of the postdoc research at Yale. The presentation must be understandable to a broad audience.

Present your research in the most concise form! The goal is to present an "elevator-pitch" about your research project in exactly 180 seconds or less. This is a more difficult task than it seems... But it is a great presentation exercise as this type of presentation needs to be both accessible and efficient at delivering scientific ideas to broad audience (like recruiters...).

You can bring any poster and present your research during the poster sessions. It is the ideal format to advertise your research to other postdocs and have time to discuss into more details what is happening in your lab. We encourage you to recycle your poster from other conferences. You will have to adapt your presentation to speak to postdoc that are not in your field.
Selection process details for abstract Abstract for talks will be selected by field to best represent the diversity at Yale. The scoring will be based on the quality and clarity of the abstract, as well as the novelty and interests of the results and conclusions. Abstract from all fields are welcome. The selection will put the emphasis on the quality of the abstract in term of clarity. Abstract from all fields are welcome.

What are the guidelines for abstract?

All types of presentations (as well as the submitted abstract) should be designed to be accessible to a broad audience. The abstract guidelines can be downloaded here. Please read them carefully before submitting.

For your information you can find a summary of the selection criteria in the following table.

This is a great opportunity to upcycle previously-submitted abstracts and posters. Yet, the abstract must be adapted to follow the guidelines and be understandable by non-experts. If you want to present a poster, we encourage you to bring one from a previous conference but you'll have to be able to present it to postdocs that are not in your field.

Will there be prizes and awards?

Thanks to our generous sponsors, there will be prizes for best oral and poster presentations!


How can I contact the organizers to sponsor the event, obtain information, or ask for help?

ypa@yale.edu