3MM instructions

  • Presentations must be prepared for an audience of Microbiologists who are not familiar with your research
  • Presentations must be based on YOUR primary research  (Not on your supervisor ‘s research program)
  • You must present in person, and agree to be photographed after the presentation
  • A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted.
  • PowerPoint slide should be created using an aspect ratio of 16:9
  • No slide transitions, animations or movement of any description are allowed; the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration
  • No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) is permitted
  • No additional props are permitted (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment)
  • Presentations are limited to three minutes maximum (please, note that presenters exceeding three minutes are disqualified in 3MT competitions)
  • Presentations are to be delivered in regular prose (e.g. no poems, slam poetry, raps, songs, or spoken word presentations are allowed in 3MT competitions)
  • Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter initiates either movement or speech
  • Presenters will have up to 2 extra minutes to answer questions from the audience
  • Send slides to Silvia by May 24th. Include the title of your presentation in your email