Tumor Engineering & Phenotyping (TEP) Shared Resource Open House

Sept. 12 2022 | 3 - 5 p.m. | Beckman Atrium and Lower Level

The Beckman Institute and Cancer Center at Illinois are hosting the Tumor Engineering & Phenotyping (TEP) Shared Resource Open House to highlight the recent renovations of the cancer research facility.

Cancer Center at Illinois members, the Beckman community, and scientists across campus are invited to attend and tour TEP’s expansive space and learn more about its capabilities and staff expertise. The TEP Shared Resource Open House will feature remarks from campus leadership, light hors d’oeuvre and drinks, TEP tours, and a poster session.

Sign up to participate in the poster session! 

Postdoctoral researchers and graduate students in CCIL member labs are invited to participate in a poster session during the TEP Shared Resource Open House. Abstracts/posters should focus on current or potential uses of TEP facilities for research relevant to cancer.

Selected submissions will receive a $500 travel stipend to attend cancer-focused meetings/conferences such as the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) Annual Meeting.

Wide shot of a graduate student poster session - students standing around looking at posters.

Submissions to participate are due by Aug. 28, 2022. Individuals will be notified if they have been selected to participate in the poster session. Selected submissions must participate in the poster session (more details will be provided if your poster is selected). Individuals must be able to attend the TEP Open House. 


Poster Information

  • To ensure your poster fits on our boards, please limit poster size to 3′ x 4′ (36″ x 48″), landscape orientation.
  • You must print and bring your poster with you to the TEP Open House. If you need assistance in printing your poster, contact Beckman printing services
  • If you need a poster template to start with, you can download one here

Poster Suggestions

  • The poster should include (1) a short title, (2) your name, (3) collaborator(s) and adviser(s) names, and (4) their department(s), (5) funding sources, if applicable, (6) research objectives, (7) scientific background and significance to the field, (8) methods, (9) results/findings, (10) interpretation of results, (11) conclusions and directions for future research, (12) references.
  • All text and figures should be legible from a distance of 4 to 6 feet.
  • All language should be clear and unnecessary jargon avoided. TEP Open House attendees will span many scientific disciplines – don’t assume everyone has the same scientific vocabulary.
  • Limit the length of text – well thought out pictures, drawings, charts, figures, etc. can convey more information than a large block of text.
  • Be prepared to discuss your research with other attendees. This discussion should be clear and concise and should include the major points presented on the poster and should highlight your use or potential use of the TEP facilities.
  • If you have never made a research poster before, look at examples from your department or online. Practice explaining your poster to friends, lab mates, classmates, etc.

Questions: Contact us at the Cancer Center at Illinois.