Summer Research School, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, 22 June 2022

Tack för en trevlig eftermiddag på Karolinska! Lycka till med era projekt, och hör gärna av er med frågor och undringar.

O.

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Our seminar

A PPt for scientific presentations

This template is based on a chapter in the first edition of Matt Carter’s Designing Science Presentations. Matt is an assistant professor of biology at Williams College, Massachusetts, and a very friendly person!

Presentation techniques

Information design

 

Amgen Scholars, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, 21 June 2022

Hi guys! I hope you’re all well, that you had a great midsommar, and that you look forward to starting your lab work. There is a chance that I’ll show up for the Wasa Museum visit or the Birka trip—otherwise, we will meet for the poster workshop in August.

Below, you will find my Google slides as well as some links which may be useful. I wish you a nice summer and good luck with your summer projects: may your experimental systems be reliable and may your biomolecules be obedient!

Feel free to email me for questions, reflections, or feedback on your PPt slides or poster design.

O.

olle@bergman.com

Social media

se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
instagram.com/generalblom

Our seminar

A PPt for scientific presentations

This template is based on a chapter in the first edition of Matt Carter’s Designing Science Presentations. Matt is an assistant professor of biology at Williams College, Massachusetts, and a very friendly person!

Presentation techniques

Poster design

A resource page with some selected guides and websites.

Information design

 

Summer Research School, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, 15 June 2022

Hi guys & thanks for a great afternoon at Karolinska!

Below, you will find my Google slides as well as some links which may be useful. I wish you a nice summer and good luck with your summer projects: may your experimental systems be reliable and may your biomolecules be obedient!

Feel free to email me for questions, reflections, or feedback on your PPt slides or poster design.

O.

olle@bergman.com

Social media

se.linkedin.com/in/ollebergman/en
instagram.com/generalblom

Our seminar

A PPt for scientific presentations

This template is based on a chapter in the first edition of Matt Carter’s Designing Science Presentations. Matt is an assistant professor of biology at Williams College, Massachusetts, and a very friendly person!

Presentation techniques

Poster design

A resource page with some selected guides and websites.

Information design

 

My dad and I

When I was six years old, my father stayed home for a year and took care of all the housework. We became very close that year.

 

People around us were probably bewildered by this castling of the gender roles. But for me, it felt like the most natural thing in the world. A monthly magazine for women, Damernas Värld, sent a reporter and a photographer.

 

I love this photo of my dad – I can feel that we are connected in many different ways.

Three genres I turn to when I want to relax

Words, words, words (that’s actually a Hamlet quote – from Act 2 Scene 2)! As a professional writer, you have to be a professional reader as well. In a way, you’re a text machine where an ingoing feed of text (from latin textus ‘tissue’) is transformed into an outgoing feed.

But when I want to relax and enjoy that the time just slips by, I turn to three genres:

• Thrillers and crime fiction.
• Rock biographies, especially from the surrealistic seventies.
• War memories from foot soldiers.

The last one may seem a bit odd.

A few notes on Time by Bowie and Scentless Apprentice by Nirvana

Time on Bowie’s 1973 album Aladdin Sane (which can be read “A lad insane”). Such production work, such cooperation between three amazing musicians and one poet (where Bowie plays two of the roles. Mike Garson’s piano which effortlessly moves between vaudeville, glam rock and jazz, Bowie’s desperate struggle with the most terrible oppressor of them all – Old Father Time, and then the timing of Mick Ronson’s guitar solo – one underlined phrase which sets the whole song on fire for a couple of bars.

Scentless Apprentice reminds me that the greatest Kurt Cobain album was not Nevermind but the fragmented and chaotic last album, In Utero, which has DESPAIR written all over it. I was 30, expecting my second child and witnessed the greatest musical artist and rock poet of my generation destruct himself and choose a lonely death with a shotgun in his mouth, according to the pitiful marginalized-male cultural protocol he was taught during his mobile home upbringing. Whitetrash to Whitetrash, Guns to Guns.

And his eyes were just as blue as the eyes of my two year old son. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

 

 

A birthday celebration to my brother

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR BROTHER! On this your big day, I was very happy to receive this photo from our mother. It shows a sunny summer day in Rydebäck, south of Helsingborg, where we had some bright and formative years in a collective of kids from (as it seemed) happy and optimistic core families.

The reason that I like this photograph is that I think it mirrors our characters and our relation. You’re the serious and target-oriented explorer of the world (in this case a The Famous Five book; probably Five Go Down To The Sea). I am the easy-going spectator of whats going on – more motivated by inspiration and things I stumble over that catch my curiosity.

There’s a nice harmony in the composition. You are deep down in your well of concentration, and you will have finished this book before the evening meal. On the other hand, I will not have achieved anything measurable, but seem to enjoy this afternoon anyway.

The detail you should study is the admiration in my pose. I am fascinated by your reading skills and your focus – which eventually will earn you a Ph.D. and a career where you belong to the industrial elite of our nation.

If I should choose a single memory where I felt empowered by having such an able brother is the day during my high school years when you, the tech student at LTH, sat down to teach me how derivatives work.

I am looking forward to many fun dinners and activities together with our growing families – I am especially happy that we share a passion for music, nature, history and culture.

I think a Swedish SKÅL! is the right way to end this text:
SKÅL, STOREBRORSAN!

Beta-testning av Lottens podd ”När Lotten får avgöra”

Avsnitt #1: Det nya ordet fokusork

Det finns många ord som saknas i det svenska språket men som finns på engelska. Nu har jag löst problemet med ”attention span”: FOKUSORK!

Avsnitt #2: Berättelsen om barnförlamnings-vaccinet

My handwriting – a way of expressing myself

You may have noted that there has been some recent discourse about handwriting and its proven benefits for cognitive development and learning. While engaging in an online discussion, I realized that my own handwriting has been shaped by two persons:

• Birgitta #. and Inger #. – my first- and third-grade teachers (I skipped second class) who helped me and my classmates produce a neat and readable cursive. (It’s really hard to imagine a Swedish class of seven- to nine-year-olds doing this today!)

• Edward Bell – the British art director who designed the David Bowie album Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps). The scan below shows a handout I prepared for a presentation in English class. (Click on it to see the entire page.) I imitated Bell’s style, I adopted it and I kept it as a way of expressing myself.

QDETAILSS Poster Workshop Lund 11 + 14 November 2019

Hi everybody!

It was great meeting you yesterday, discussing communication and poster design. Here are some guidelines and links to help you with your work. Most important are these two:

  1. The Poster Design Hub
    A resource page for scientific posters
  2. The QDETAILSS 19 discussion group
    A LinkedIn group for feedback and discussion. Make sure you ask for an invitation. (I strongly recommend you to get a LinkedIn profile – it is becoming more and more useful for science people, especially in their contact with industry, healthcare, and national agencies. 

Looking forward to seeing your posters – be bold, and be interesting!

Feel free to email me or call me!

O.

PS I will add more stuff to this page.

+46 70 888 55 41
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My slides

2019-11-11_lund

Designing a poster – a work process

Intellectual preparation phase

  1. Decide on 2–4 main conclusions for your project.
  2. Pick out the visuals you need to support your conclusions.
  3. Write a working title (just a starting point for your planning – you will polish it later).

Basic Design Phase

  1. Use printouts, pen & paper, whiteboard and/or Post-it notes for sketching a layout.
  2. Decide on a logical order.
  3. Write single sentences for the different components (you will fill in more text later in the process).
  4. Start the layout work in PowerPoint or InDesign. Think about CRAP, stick to the grid and don’t make the text columns too wide. Think BIG! Here’s a tool (there’s plenty of them!) for creating a color palette: https://www.canva.com/color-palette/
  5. When you have a basic layout, add more text.

Refinement Phase

  1. Work on the title – I suggest writing three to five different alternatives and let your fellow students give feedback.
  2. Look at every single element (graph, diagram, header, paragraph, sentence, line, frame, logo …) and ask yourself ”Does it add value for the reader or is it just noise?”.
  3. Shorten the texts. Cherish the white space!
  4. Polish the visuals, thinking about the data/ink ratio.

Optional

  • Prepare your verbal explanation.
  • Make three different posters: one conservative, one balanced and one radical.

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Links

The Poster Design Hub
A resource page for scientific posters

Basic graphic design: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, Proximity
A chapter from a book by Garr Reynolds.

Remove to improve
Some notes from the makers of the video we saw.