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Life Sciences Week

Research Poster Sessions — FAQ

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Who can participate in the annual life sciences research forum?
Undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff actively engaged in life sciences-related research. Additionally, life sciences researchers from other institutions throughout Missouri, as well as bordering states (higher ed, government, industry, institutes, etc.) are encouraged to participate.

Some faculty, staff and graduate students can also sign up to judge, based on their qualifications. Want to be a judge? Click here for more information.

How are poster session day assignments assigned?
Due to the large number of posters to be presented, approximately half of the posters will be presented on Monday, April 10 and the other half on Thursday, April 13. The abstract submission form allows you to request a preference of presentation day (Monday or Thursday), although presenters should be prepared to be present on either day.

Do I need to check-in upon arrival on my assigned day?
Yes! You will need to check-in with the headquarters table to receive a poster session guide, t-shirt and additional day-of instructions.

What time do I need to setup and takedown my poster?
Presenters may have their posters displayed as early as 8:00 a.m. on their respective poster session day, but all posters must be displayed by 10:00 a.m.

Is there a dress code?
You are not required to dress up while presenting. If you choose to do so, consider wearing comfortable shoes, it’s a long day.

Who receives an official Missouri Life Sciences Week t-shirt?
A free t-shirt is provided to all first authors. These are unisex shirt sizes. Shirts are ordered as requested, therefore no substitutions will be made.

Do I need to be at my poster all day?
Presenters should be at their posters from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00–3:00 p.m. on their assigned day, if participating in the competition. If you are in the research competition and have not been visited by a faculty judge by the end of the morning session, it is imperative that you notify the headquarters table before lunch. If the judges have inadvertently missed your poster, there is no way for us to remedy the situation if you wait until the end of the day to let us know.

What if I need special accommodations?
We will make every attempt to accommodate persons with disabilities. If you believe that you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the organizing committee,

What if I have a question that is not answered on this FAQ page?
Please contact the organizing committee, or tweet @BondLifeSci using #LSW2017.


Do I have to go to the awards ceremony?
We encourage everyone to attend the awards ceremony.

How will I receive my award?
If you win an award, you will receive your award at the awards ceremony on Friday, April 14.


Where can I find resources to assist me in creating my research poster?
The Office of Undergraduate Research and the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library have a wide variety of resources free and available to all students both graduate and undergraduate.