Information about Ells Scientific Student Conference 2019

Last changed: 11 September 2019
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Here you find information about Ells Scientific Student Conference 2019.

How to participate

Step 1: Submit your abstract

We invite you to submit your abstract before 30 June 2019 (23:59 o'clock). The best abstracts will be chosen and those students will be given the opportunity to present their research in an oral presentation or poster presentation, including a poster pitch.

Step 2: Abstract review

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a Scientific Committee (scientists from ELLS member Universities) in July-August 2019. Authors will be notified in the beginning of September whether their abstract has been accepted. Notification of final assignment (oral presentation or poster presentation) will follow in due course.

Step 3: Registration for the conference

After confirmation of your participation you have to register for the conference. Registration will open in September. If you did not submit an abstract or if your abstract was rejected you may also participate as an audience member.

Subthemes

The future use of natural resources
  • This subtheme could include areas dealing with the sustainable use of forest as a natural resource, biodiversity and preservation of agricultural land, clean water, renewable energy and replacements for fossil fuel based products
Green entrepreneurship
  • Product- and business model-innovation for a sustainable world.
Solutions for an urban ecosystem
  • Handling urbanization with circular bio economy, managing waste disposal and urban farming.
Innovations in the food chain
  • Combining the use of animal and plant genomics (GMOs), insect breeding and all related areas in order to obtain sustainable, secure and affordable food in all parts of the world.

Instructions on how to submit your abstract

Please read this instruction very carefully before you submit.

  • Title: Maximum 30 words are allowed, do not format the title in bold or underline. Use capital letters only when absolutely necessary.
  • Subtheme: Please allocate your abstract to a suitable subtheme that can be selected from a list in the submission form.
  • Justification: Please explain why your abstract fits the chosen sub-theme. Maximum 70 words are allowed.
  • Keywords: Between 3 and 5 keywords are required, describing your work.
  • Abstract text: The text must be at least 200 words and cannot exceed 300 words, excluding the title and name(s) of author(s). Tables, graphics, photos etc. are not allowed.
  • Presentation preferences: Please indicate your preference in this step. You can choose between an oral or poster presentation. If you have no preference tick both boxes. The Scientific Committee will decide upon the final division.
  • Authors: Enter name and surname of authors, a maximum of 5 authors is allowed. If there is more than one author please be aware that only one person will be able to present during the conference. Choose who will present and who will attend the ELLS SSC 2019 as an audience. All names will be published in the book of abstracts. If      your work was created in collaboration with a teacher from your university you can write the name under Acknowledgements.
  • Acknowledgements: Type the name and surname of anyone who might have helped you with your work and abstract.

Guidelines for Oral Presentations

Students who have been selected to do an oral presentation in one of the sessions should prepare a presentation that will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. This is followed by a 5 minutes discussion with the audience.

You need to be able to speak freely (not read from a paper) and to show a PPP (power point presentation). Remember to use your university logo in the presentation. Bring the presentation on a memory stick to the conference. Come to the presentation room 15 minutes in advance and upload the presentation in time. You don't have to send your presentation in advance to the organisers.

  • Guidelines for Poster Presentations - Pdf.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Practical information
  • Poster authors are responsible for printing and bringing the poster to the Conference.
  • Poster Boards: Size of the poster boards is 0,95m x 1,24 m. Poster size should not exceed A0 format (841 mm x 1189mm) in portrait (vertical) set-up.
  • Poster set-up: Each poster presenter will tack his/her poster on a dedicated board (pins will be provided by the organization). It is your responsibility to set-up your poster.
  • Posters are located in the Undervisningshuse. On Friday morning, you can put up your poster on your designated screen.
  • You can remove your poster on Saturday during the lunch.
Content of the poster
  • Place the title of your paper prominently at the top of the poster board to allow viewers to identify your paper easily. Indicate the title and the author(s) name(s) of your paper. The title of your poster must be the same as the title of your submitted abstract. Ad the Logo of the university where you did your poster.
  • Authors are encouraged to include a photo of themselves on the poster so that they can be identified.
  • Highlight the author's name and address information, in case the viewer is interested in contacting him/her for more information. Prepare all diagrams or charts neatly and legibly beforehand, in a size sufficient to be read at a distance of 1.5–2.0 meters. The type should be at least 2.5 cm high. Use creativity by using different font sizes and styles, perhaps even colour and double-space all text. Use different colours or textures for each line or bars contained in your graph or chart.
  • Organize the paper on the poster board so that it is clear, orderly, and self-explanatory. You have complete freedom. The presentation must cover the same material as the abstract. Label different elements as 1, 2, 3, or A, B, C. This will make it easier for a viewer to follow your display.
  • Include the background of your research, followed by results and conclusions. A successful poster presentation depends on how well you convey the information to an interested audience. For the conference, we would like you to upload you poster in the conference app.
Instructions
  • Save your poster as single page PDF, without moving content. If you're using PowerPoint, convert it to PDF by clicking File -> Export -> Then select PDF format and click on Save. If the resulting poster PDF file size is more than 2 MB you can locally do a COPY of your PowerPoint file and try to reduce the file size.
  • In PowerPoint this should be at at File > Compress Pictures and you could use either Picture Quality Print or On-screen, then export to PDF again. Please check that the images is not in to low resolution after reducing the file size. Upload E-Poster When you've created your poster as PDF go to the Abstract system and log in with the same credentials as when you submitted your abstract. If you have forgotten your login information you can click on the link "Forgot password?" and fill in your email that you used when you submitted your abstract and you will receive an email sent to you with the instructions for creating a new password.
Upload E-Poster

When you've created your poster as PDF go to the Abstract system and log in with the same credentials as when you submitted your abstract. If you have forgotten your login information you can click on the link "Forgot password?" and fill in your email that you used when you submitted your abstract and you will receive an email sent to you with the instructions for creating a new password. Deadline: November 9.

Campus Activities

Keynote Speakers

Emma Moberg

The aim of my PhD work is to evaluate how a climate tax on Swedish food consumption can be designed to reduce climate impact with as few negative effects as possible for other environmental goals.

I use Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to calculate the climate impact of food products on the Swedish market that will be affected by a climate tax. An important part of my work involves examining methodological choices within LCA and the effect of the choices on the climate impact of food products.

Travel Information and accomodation

Accomodatin grants

From each member university, the best abstracts will be selected. The students that handed in these abstracts will receive an accommodation grant for 3 nights, Thursday - Sunday. Winners of the accommodation grants are notified in September after the review process. In addition, some universities may support authors with travel scholarships.

Accomodation i Uppsala

Accommodation has been prebooked at:

Hotell & Vandrarhem Centralstation
+46 (0) 18 444 20 10
Bangårdsgatan 13 A, Uppsala

The hostel is close to the central station where the buses leave from to SLU.

Single rooms approx. 47 Euros

Double rooms approx. 56 Euros

Triple bedroom approx. 70 Euros

Four bed bedroom approx. 90 Euros

How to get to SLU Uppsala - Campus Ultuna

Visiting address: Servicecenter: Ulls hus, Almas allé 8, Uppsala

A cheap and convenient way to reach Uppsala from Arlanda Airport is to take regional bus no 801 from outside Terminal 5 (tickets can be bought at Arlanda). Cash is not accepted on the buses.

You can also travel by train from Arlanda. The trains are faster than the bus but more expensive. There is also the option of taking a taxi. Make sure the taxi company is from Uppsala and not Stockholm as thet will be more costly. You can always pre-book a taxi from Terminal 5 to Campus Ultuna.

You can find travel information and timetables for regional and local buses and trains at the UL web.

At the SJ web, you can search for departures from Arlanda to Uppsala central station and book your trip.

When you have arrived in Uppsala, you can take regional bus number 100 and 101 or local bus number 4 from the station to Campus Ultuna. You will get the bus card from SLU.

Inside the station, you will also find the travel centre for local buses and trains, UL. Across Kungsgatan (the main street closest to the central station where many local buses leave from), you will find the Uppsala tourist centre.

Practical information:

The conference is organised by Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) and hosted by SLU, Sweden.

Date of the conference
Participation fee

The conference is free of charge.

Location

Uppsala/Ultuna

Travel

Participating students must arrange and pay for their own travels to/from SLU.

Accommodation

Hotell Centralstationen

Prizes at the hostel, which is close to the central station where the buses leave from to SLU.

Single rooms approx. 47 Euros

Double rooms approx. 56 Euros

Triple bedroom approx. 70 Euros

Four bed bedroom approx. 90 Euros

Accommodation grants

From each member university, the best abstracts will be selected. The students that handed in these abstracts will receive an accommodation grant for 3 nights, Thursday - Sunday. Winners of the accommodation grants are notified in September after the review process. In addition, some universities may support authors with travel scholarships.

Meals

Lunch on Friday and Saturday as well as dinner on Friday is provided by the conference. Breakfast and additional meals will be the student's own responsibility.

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