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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Workshop - Figure, graphics and illustration design for scientists

Last September, I gave my first workshop at EPFL for PhD students and postdoc of the Life Science faculty. This workshop aimed at providing tools, tips, ressources and help for scientists that are willing to improve their graphical skills and their figures for publications or talk.

Science is about visualisation of data, results and concepts. Not only for communication but simply as a tool for the research itself. However, there is usually no training in data visualisation design or in doing illustrations during the studies. Thus, many brilliant scientists are unable to show what they really want to show. And there comes my workshop :-)

I was super stressed - since it was the first time I gave a workshop - but everything went fine \o/
It went actually so good that 4 others workshops at EPFL are planned next year: 2 exclusively for the Life Science faculty and 2 for any PhD or postdoc of the school. Also, the news spread quite fast and there will also be workshops for the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics, for the NCCR in Affective Science (workshop) in Geneva and for Debiopharm. So, it looks like 2015 will be rich in transmission & exchange - looking forward.