- Attendance at the AAIC Satellite Symposium involved a poster presentation and 15-min talk presented during the Back to Basics: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Alzheimer's Disease workshop.
- This poster is Poster no. 3 out of 4 for my research completed at the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Laboratory, The University of Adelaide.
- The poster and talk presented preliminary findings from using a novel approach to identify changes in iron homeostasis from gene expression datasets.
Attendees of AAIC have a broad scientific background so it would be unlikely that many would be very familiar with bioinformatics. At the same time, the research I wanted to present had a heavy bioinformatics component this time. Because of this, my aim with this poster was to clearly explain all steps to improve the accessibility of this research. This poster was designed in an infographic style with this in mind.
I had recently learned of the Better Poster concept by Mike Morrison. His ideas on using different sizes, colours, and positioning as design elements to emphasise the main research findings greatly resonated with me and my aims to make my research as accessible as possible. Exploring the complementary balance between design and content in scientific posters and presentations is something that interests me a lot, and I appreciate that ideas such as Better Poster are normalising the use of traditional graphic design elements to facilitate better scientific communication. In this poster, I adapted many of the design elements from Better Poster in the design of this poster and combined this with the numbered approach from my COMBINE poster to clearly show the key result of my work as well as the main steps involved in the analysis.
Big thanks to conductor.london, whose use of typography inspired the overall aesthetic of this poster.
Software: Adobe InDesign CC, R/pheatmap, R/ggplot2, Gephi
Typefaces: Dala Floda, Futura