Contribute to BioLine

Thank you for taking the time to contribute to BioLine! The research we work on is important and should be celebrated. It’s also a critical part of training to effectively articulate our work to those outside of our fields. We hope that your involvement will help you become a better science communicator and highlight your hard work as a UMN researcher.

Potential writers

Any UMN undergraduate, graduate student, postdoc, or researcher. 


  • Published research with a co-author from a UMN lab. Ideally within the past year.
  • A story from the field or lab!
  • Experience at a recent conference you attended.
  • Anything else you think is worth sharing with other researchers 


  • Research summaries — Want to share findings out of your lab or another UMN lab? Write a summary about the manuscript. Keep it under 400 words and make it accessible to someone outside of the field.
  • Vignettes — Tell a short story, craft a poem or share a reflection. This does need not focus on research findings. 
  • Science Art — Want to share a comic strip, field sketches or lab musings? Share away.


All submissions will undergo review. Writers are encouraged to get feedback from peers before submitting.


The full-length piece will appear on the blog. Summaries will appear in the newsletter. 


View additional guidelines and submit here.