23rd University of Tokyo Life Science Symposium
Poster Presentation and Young Researchers Workshop Applicants
Notes on the application process

Only those affiliated with the university are eligible to apply for the Poster Presentation and Young Researchers Workshop (Oral Presentation). Please apply on campus (the application page can only be accessed from within the university). Please note that we may not be able to accommodate your request for the Young Researchers Workshop due to the limited number of presentation slots. The poster presentation and the Young Researchers Workshop will be open to the public (no registration required).
If you select the Young Researchers Workshop, you will also be required to present a poster.

Application procedure for Poster Presentation and Young Researchers Workshop

1.Please click on the button below and enter your e-mail address to complete the pre-registration process.
2. You will then receive an official registration notice e-mail. Please use the URL in the e-mail to proceed to the registration screen.
3. Please fill in and select the required information. Presentation titles and overviews can be submitted in Japanese or English (English is recommended). The maximum length for Japanese is 1,000 characters, and for English is 500 words. (Please do not use italics and numerical expressions.)
4. Please proceed to the confirmation screen to complete this registration.

Application period

Poster Presentation (restricted to those affiliated with the university)
From Friday, March 1, 2024, to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Young Researchers Workshop (restricted to those affiliated with the university)
From Friday, March 1, 2024, to 11:59 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Changing or confirming registration details

If you want to confirm or change your registration details, please access the URL provided in the official registration notice e-mail.
Registration details cannot be confirmed or changed after the deadline.

Publication of abstracts for posters and Young Researchers Workshop

Poster abstracts (PDF version) will be available for download and search from this website by the end of May (on-campus only). Only the poster title (PDF version) can be viewed on this website from both inside and outside the university.

Notes on poster creation

1.The size of the poster panel is 90 cm in width and 210 cm in height.
2.Posters should be no larger than 180 cm in length and 90 cm in width.
3.Please leave a space of approx. 20 cm x 20 cm in the upper left corner of the panel so the poster number can be attached.
4.English is recommended for figures and footnotes on posters (Japanese is also acceptable).
*The staff office will provide thumbtacks and poster numbers.
*Desks and other items will not be provided.

Registration on presentation day

Presenters are requested to go to the Poster Reception Desk in the foyer on the 1st floor of the 21KOMCEE East and display their posters in the designated area by 10:00 a.m. (Reception starts at 8:40 a.m. on the day of the presentation).

Map of Poster Room

Explanation time

Explanation time is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for presenters with odd poster numbers, and from 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for those with even poster numbers. Two poster judges will be present, so please be in front of your poster as much as possible during your presentation time. If you are not present when the judges visit, your poster will not be considered. The presentation to the judges is made within 7 minutes and questions and answers in 3 minute or less.

About the Poster Award

If the first presenter is a student, graduate student, or researcher (post-doctorate, etc.), that person will be eligible for the Poster Award.
Judging will be conducted during explanation time, and the best presenters will be awarded at the banquet.

Poster Award selection criteria

(I) Research content   
    1. Academic significance (novelty, importance, and originality, and the clarity of the research objective)
    2. Reliability of data (validity of research methods)
    3. Validity of conclusions and arguments (logical interpretation)
(II) Presentation method
    1. Text and figures are written in an easy-to-read manner.
    2. The explanation is logical and easy to understand for researchers in other fields.
    3. Explanations and answers are logical and clear (regarding questions and answers).
(Note: Submissions of registrants who are not present at explanation time will not be reviewed.)

Poster removal

Posters must be removed by 4:00 p.m.
Please note that, after that time, posters will be disposed of by the staff office.

Young Researchers Workshop presentations

Each presenter is allotted 10 minutes for the presentation and 4 minutes for questions and answers. There will be 1 minute each for transitions from one presenter to the next.
If you select the Young Researchers Workshop, you will also be required to present a poster.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I give a presentation if I belong to the University of Tokyo, but am doing substantial research at another university or research institute?
A. Yes, you can. You will also be eligible for the Poster Award.

Q. Can I give a presentation if I belong to another university, but am doing research in a laboratory at the University of Tokyo?
A. Yes, you can, since even in this case you are affiliated in some way with the University of Tokyo. You are also eligible for the Poster Award.

Q. If I have two affiliations (e.g., I belong to the Graduate School of Science but am doing research at the Institute of Medical Science), which one should I choose?
A. The intention of you and your academic advisor is the highest priority, but if you are doing substantial research at an affiliated research institute, you are recommended to register your affiliations with both the graduate school and the research institute, with the research institute as your primary affiliation.



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