PhD Day 2017

PhD day 2017 Department of Bioscience

We have the pleasure to invite all PhD students at Bioscience, Aarhus University, to participate in the Bioscience PhD Day 2017 that will be held on Friday March 31st in the Greenhouses in the Botanical Garden in Aarhus. The annual PhD Day provides a great opportunity for PhD students to present their research projects to other students as oral presentations or at a ‘speed dating’ session (see below). The program also includes two inspiring keynote-lectures, guided tours in the Greenhouses and social events.

All PhD students are expected to participate (absence due to parental leave, sick leave, illness, or studying abroad is of course allowed). Attendance and presentation will be granted 1 ECTS point.

The best oral presentation and abstract will each be awarded a price at the evening dinner.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and coffee throughout the day will be provided free of charge. You register to the meeting by submitting an abstract (see below).

We look forward to see you!



Situated in the heart of Aarhus, the Greenhouses are among the newest most amazing attractions in town. Here you can go on a tour through some of the Earth’s climate zones, experience fascinating plants, and learn exciting new things.

Food will be provided at the Café located in the former palm house.

Registration and abstract submission

You register to the meeting by submitting an abstract. Registration to the meeting is free. Deadline for registration/abstract submission is March 10th 2017.

All participants must submit an abstract in word format (max 250 words, word template here must be followed). All abstracts will be collected in an abstract book, which will be made available to all participants as pdf before the event.

Please submit your abstract and register here

When you submit an abstract, please also indicate your preferred role (oral presentation, speed dating, and if you would like to chair a session), your affiliation and name of supervisor(s). The final assignment will be made on the basis of the number of submitted preferences for each role. In the authors’ list, the name of the presenting author should be underlined.

Oral presentation: Oral presentations should last 15 min, including 5 minutes for discussion. Please stay on time as no further questions will be allowed after a total of 15 minutes for each speaker. All oral presentations should be uploaded at the meeting computer after registration in the morning (see program). There will be a price for the best oral presentation.

Speed dating: You will be allowed to present your research project 2 times to 2 different small groups of participants. You are expected to bring an object to base your talk on. Please don’t bring a paper or a graph, but rather a plastic toy, a soil sample, a plant, a stuffed (or living!) animal or something completely different! There will be a price for the best abstract among the speed dating submissions. Criteria for selection of the best abstract are: 1) intelligibility to someone outside the research field, 2) clarity of formulation, 3) logical construction (following the Nature journal summary paragraph).

Chair a session: There will be two oral presentation sessions, each chaired by two PhD students. The task is easy: the chairmen should shortly present the speakers and keep track of questions and time.



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