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Scientific Illustration workshop with Biorender
Provider: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Activity no.: 3786-24-00-01 
Enrollment deadline: 13/05/2024
Date and time13.06.2024, at: 09:00 - 16:00
Regular seats20
Course fee1,200.00 kr.
Contact personPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk
Enrolment Handling/Course OrganiserPhD administration     E-mail address: phdkursus@sund.ku.dk

Aim and content
This is a generic course. This means that the course is reserved for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences at UCPH.

Anyone can apply for the course, but if you are not a PhD student at the Graduate School, you will be placed on the waiting list until enrollment deadline. After the enrolment deadline, available seats will be allocated to the waiting list.

The course is free of charge for PhD students at Danish universities (except Copenhagen Business School), and for PhD students at NorDoc member faculties. All other participants must pay the course fee

This workshop does not grant ECTS credits

Learn more about what the course is about by watching the course instructor Jimmy Machon show it in this video

At this workshop you will learn how to design and draw scientific illustrations for your papers and posters with the free online service called BioRender.
BioRender is perfect for the job, since it has a ton of free stock illustrations that are free to use.

We will also look at some of the best places on the net to find scientific illustrations to use in your work, so you do not have to illustrate everything from scratch.

At the workshop you will be introduced to:
• The basic overview of the program
• How to find and modify remade content
• How to draw your own illustrations and how the tools work
• You will learn how to make your own illustrations, like a full Cell environment
• We look at how to make a Journal or a full poster with BioRender
• We teach you how to add text, arrows and symbols
• You will also learn how to add design elements and stock images from other programs like illustrator.
• We will provide you with links to some of the best websites that offer downloads of free illustrations to use in your work.
• You are more than welcome to bring some of your work. If there is time enough by the end of the training, you will be able to get some personal guidance regarding one of your own projects.

Relevance to graduate programmes
The course is relevant to PhD students from the following graduate programmes at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH:

All graduate programmes.


Date 13 June 2024
Time: 09:00-16:00

Panum, Blegdamsvej 3b, 2200 Copenhagen N. Room 7.15.152 (Top of Maersk Tower)

The workshop is instructed by Jimmy Machon. Jimmy is Adobe certificated expert and instructor and one of the few Apple certified trainers in Denmark. Jimmy also has experience in teaching in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effect, Animate CC and Final Cut Pro.

Course requirement
Before the workshop start, you should have signed up at biorender.com, so you can sign in once the training starts in the morning at the workshop. There is no need for any drawing or artistical skills. Bring a laptop and we will show you the rest. Both PC and Mac will work.

Please register before 13 May 2024

Seats to PhD students from other Danish universities will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and according to the applicable rules.
Applications from other participants will be considered after the last day of enrolment.

Note: All applicants are asked to submit invoice details in case of no-show, late cancellation or obligation to pay the course fee (typically non-PhD students). If you are a PhD student, your participation in the course must be in agreement with your principal supervisor.

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