APPENDIX 5A Preparing and Presenting a Poster

  1. Sharon Torigoe,
  2. Nick Huang,
  3. Matthew Hall,
  4. Benson Ngo

Published Online: 1 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470089941.eta05as00

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques

How to Cite

Torigoe, S., Huang, N., Hall, M. and Ngo, B. 2008. Preparing and Presenting a Poster. Current Protocols Essential Laboratory Techniques. 00:5A:A.5A.1–A.5A.14.

Author Information

  1. Joint Science Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, Claremont, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: JAN 2008


A poster is one method of informing the world about results from a research project. Whether serving as an aid for a presentation or standing alone, it should provide information about a project. Both substantive and stylistic qualities should contribute to effectively communicating one's conclusions. This appendix gives general guidelines and suggestions for poster content, layout, and design to assist in preparing an effective poster.


  • poster;
  • presentation;
  • communication