The ability to present own experiments and results attractively and convincingly – in research this is also increasingly important. At the Dortmund MPI, researchers are assisted by a professional team of graphic artists and layouters. The members of the Digital Imagining, Computer Graphics and Scientific Documentation Unit
- create the design of science posters from start to finish, at the request of the researchers. Using modern layout and image processing programmes like QuarkXpress and Photoshop, more than 200 posters per year are produced here each year.
- create flyers and brochures for science conferences and for public events of the Institute. The service spectrum of the graphics team ranges from setting the texts and the layout of the images, figures and illustrations to the final printing (maximum edition of 500).
- reproduce digital image files of DNA and protein gels, electron microscope images, slides and scientific drawings. The around 8000 scans they produce annually are used in PowerPoint presentations, posters or in data archiving.
- propose designs for the cover pages of scientific journals, in which Institute researchers publish important results of their work. Their success is remarkable: The design work of the Dortmund layout team has already been accepted by renowned journals several times.