3 Minutes: From Zero to Hero

Reimagining poster sessions for the digital domain


  • Daniela Sordillo PhD student, Dowson Group, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick




Video presentations, Poster sessions, Virtual teaching, Virtual conference, Interdisciplinary, COVID-19


A reflection on the trial of three-minute student showreel video presentations, in place of a virtual rendition of a traditional academic poster session, in an interdisciplinary conference held online during the Covid-19 pandemic. I revisit the motivation for suggesting this pedagogical approach and reflect on the different learning stakeholders which contributed to the learning strategy’s success.


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Author Biography

Daniela Sordillo, PhD student, Dowson Group, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick

Daniela is a PhD student in the Dowson group at the University of Warwick, where she researches how elements of the immune system interact with bacterial defence proteins. Daniela graduated from the University of Warwick with a first-class honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 2018.

Daniela has greatly enjoyed post-graduate teaching responsibilities; she was awarded AFHEA status in September 2020. Daniela was Lead Demonstrator for the final year Biomedical Science laboratory during October 2020, where she worked with Senior Teaching Fellows to redesign the iconic class to produce a well-received Covid-secure, accessible class for all students.

Daniela Sordillo, author of this article