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The Science Communication Training Academy

Unleash your Impact through our specialised SciComm training programs

Online courses
Self-paced learning

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Workshops
In-person or Online

Keynote presentations
In-person or Online

Online courses

Online courses
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How to design an award-winning
scientific poster
Online | 33 video lessons | 3 hours of learning

Learn to draw in Illustrator:
by scientists for scientists
Online | 30 video lessons | 4 hours of learning

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Visible or Vanish: how to unleash
the impact of your research
FREE | Online | 13 video lessons | > 45 minutes of learning

Communicating your research clearly to both expert and lay audiences can be a difficult challenge.

 

But not an impossible one. 

Our workshops will equip you with the skills you need to tell your own story in a way that strongly resonates with your target audience.

Workshops

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Keynote presentations

Our mission is to guide and inspire researchers to become compelling and captivating communicators.

But in order to reach them,

we need your help.

Animate Your Science is prepared to deliver a keynote presentation at conferences and events to ignite your audience's SciComm drive.

Keynote presentations

What is the Science Communication
Training Academy?

The Science Communication Training Academy is an initiative formed by Animate Your Science and its affiliates to deliver SciComm training to the world.

Our courses and workshops are suitable for all levels of tertiary education — from students to researchers. We encourage even the most seasoned academics to take our programs to bolster and update their communication skills.

Our team of academically trained instructors

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Dr. Tullio Rossi
PhD, Marine Biology

Expertise:
Poster Design | Storytelling | Video | Public Speaking | Keynotes
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Dr. Juan Miguel Balbin
PhD, Microbiology (Parasitology)

Expertise:
Adobe Illustrator | Poster Design
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Dr. Lívia Padilha
PhD, Applied Economics

Expertise:
Poster Design (Portuguese)

Testimonials

How to design an award-winning scientific poster

The content of this poster design course is pitched perfectly. Tullio discusses and demonstrates software skills and techniques that will inspire your creativity if you have the interest in applying or learning them. 


A valuable course and I am looking forward to unleashing the lessons learned in my content creation.

Fiona Stopp

Practice Management Plus

Natalie Brown

University of Adelaide

Very useful course! Not only for scientific poster design, but also to learn about how to effectively communicate my research.

Adriana Errico

University of Southern Queensland

I wanted staff and students to learn from the best how to make compelling research posters, so I bulk-purchased access to Animate Your Science's online course.

The feedback from the students has been excellent and so have been their new posters. Every graduate student should do this training!

Jack Hetherington

University of Adelaide

Learn to draw in Illustrator: by scientists for scientists

The course was great! It gave me the opportunity to learn both basic and intermediate skills in Adobe Illustrator. The progression was structured in an accessible way, so I never felt out of my depth, even when completing the intermediate exercises.

 

I now have the confidence to create my own drawings from scratch, which will elevate the science communication aspects of my work to the next level!

Kyle Brewer

University of South Australia

This course was very comprehensive and massively improved my Illustrator skills. I loved that there were exercises that I could follow alongside myself and I created figures that I didn't think I could ever be able to create.

 

I now feel set up to go on and make some real nice figures for my future publications and posters.

Ashlyn Austin

University of South Australia

Miguel has such a gentle and clearly spoken way of teaching. He makes great use of prompts and popups to visually help you navigate Adobe Illustrator, and gives great demonstrations for real-world applications to make artwork for posters, presentations and graphical abstracts. Miguel's workshop is a great springboard for beginners to discover the potential of Adobe Illustrator.

Adrian Abdo

University of Adelaide

This course was easy to follow and perfect for beginners and intermediate Adobe users. The initial tutorials help beginners to quickly gain the skillset necessary for intermediate activities. Tutorials are relevant for the types of schematics people in science will create for presentations, posters, and publications.

Serena Barnes

University of South Australia

Science communication workshops

I was expecting a 4-hour workshop starting at 5 AM to be tough to get through, but time has flown by, and I feel like I have lots of tools I can apply to my work going forward. Thank you Tullio.

Samantha Lees

Marine Stewardship Council

I submitted my first ever poster at a technical conference and not only received many compliments, but also won two poster prizes!

I just wanted to say thank you for your help, and I am sure that I will continue to make good use of all the information for many years to come. 

Eleanor Bilogrevic

Australian Wine Research Institute

I personally invited Dr. Tullio Rossi to Xiamen University (China) to deliver a 5-week long course in science communication and media. I would highly recommend Dr. Tullio Rossi’s science communication and media course for any university or research lab.

 

He provides participants with highly critical skills that are often neglected by the scientific community yet are absolutely crucial for career scientists - the ability to effectively communicate one’s research.

 

Dr. Rossi is a very personable individual and has a way of working with participants that puts them at immediate ease and encourages even the shyest of people to speak up and get involved.

 

This course is by far one of the most useful ones I’ve attended and would urge any institution involved with developing future scientists to bring Dr. Rossi over.

Emily H. King

Xiamen University, China

Our satisfied clients

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