PhasAGE – Excellence Hub on Phase Transitions in Aging and Age-Related Disorders

career development workshop

Tips and tools to communicate your research work more effectively

7-8 February 2022 | 2:30-4:30 PM (Lisbon Time) | ONLINE COURSE


Scientists are often required to communicate their research results using different communication mediums (slides and posters) for peers in national and international conferences. Also, all researchers go through master’s and/or Ph.D. thesis defenses at least one time in their academic careers.

This course will include two theoretical workshops covering tips and challenges on how scientists communicate their research in scientific environments, including for an audience with researchers from different backgrounds. The course will give an overview of how researchers can prepare appealing material to present their results and/or project, namely through slides/posters and graphical information.


1. How to communicate your results

Date: 7 February 2022 | 2:30 – 4:30 PM (Lisbon Time) 

Speaker: Júlio Borlido Santos


– To discuss the main challenges for an effective research communication

– To introduce strategies and tools to help scientists prepare the content for communication to different audiences

2. Introduction to information design

Date: 8 February 2022 | 2:30 – 4:30 PM (Lisbon Time) 

Speaker: Marta Fernandes


– To explore the application of information design principles to life sciences. 



Ph.D. students and young researchers (at postdoc level).

The workshop is exclusive for PhasAGE members with a limitation of 20 attendeesParticipants will be selected based on a short motivation statement.

Course language: English


The workshop attendance is free of charge. 


Head of i3S’s Communication Unit. Biologist and science communicator. He led IBMC.INEB Office for Science Communication, worked as life sciences researcher, school teacher, and demonstrator at UPorto. He organizes, promotes, and teaches advanced training for scientists and other audiences on “Science, Ethics, and Society”; he is/was a member of several national and international Science with Society projects; is member of General Council of Carolina Michaëlis School cluster, vice-president of i3S Council Ethics and Responsible Research, member of the Communication Council of UPorto, former vice-President of network, and is a member of other advisory boards.

Professor at ESMAD, P. Oporto, Design Department. The main research in her field of specialty – Visual Archives and the development of Information Visualisation in online newspapers. Also, the building of visual digital archives to address information and knowledge preservation.