Biology Rocks

The University of North Carolina biology department treats its guest speakers like rock stars. And they've got the sweet posters to prove it.

By | February 27, 2009

Most research institutes host some type of distinguished lecture series, where they invite luminary scientists to give guest seminars. But at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill linkurl:biology department,;http://www.bio.unc.edu/ invited speakers are truly distinguished by being immortalized on slick linkurl:concert posters.;http://www.flickr.com/photos/biologyposters/ Each biology "gig" poster is hand screen-printed by Chapel Hill's linkurl:The Merch,;http://www.themerch.net/index.html a design duo that usually creates band posters and t-shirts, rather than biology bulletins. linkurl:Bob Goldstein,;http://www.bio.unc.edu/faculty/goldstein/lab/ a UNC evolutionary and developmental biologist, spoke with __The Scientist__ about how the school's linkurl:biology posters;http://www.flickr.com/photos/biologyposters/ end up looking like collector's items, and not just lackluster placards that get tacked up at most academic conferences.
**__Related stories:__***linkurl:Pimp my poster;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/55029/
[October 2008]*linkurl:The future of scientific meetings;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/23398/
[May 2006]*linkurl:The one-stop print shop;http://www.the-scientist.com/article/display/13209/
[19th August 2002]

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anonymous poster

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February 27, 2009

where can I buy some of these posters?

February 28, 2009

One other University that has been doing this - invited speakers being immortalized on slick posters- for quite some time now is the National University of Singapore . Check out their website!

February 28, 2009

In continuation of my previous post, the URL for the seminar website at NUS is\nwww.dbs.nus.edu.sg/eventlist/seminars/index.htm
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anonymous poster

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March 18, 2009

The National Centre for Biological Sciences, GKVK, Bngalore, India too has posters of guest lectures (and even seminars and conferences) that are a collectors item.

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