Scientific Presentation and Critique

Course Directors:Emre Aksay and Christopher Mason
When: Quarters III and IV annually
Time: Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Start Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Where: LC 5th Floor Conference Room
Who: required for 1st and 2nd yr PBSB students; Open to all WGSMS students

This course is required for all 1st and 2nd year PBSB graduate students, but is open to all WGSMS students. It is designed to train students in scientific presentation and critique. The structure is a formalized, in depth "journal club". Each 1st year student will choose a paper from a list provided by the Course Directors. Each 2nd year student will select a paper in their thesis field, subject to approval of the Course Directors. Each session will consist of a student formally presenting their selected paper to the class, which is expected to serve as a critical audience. The presentation should consist of an introduction of the relevant background literature, an objective presentation of the study, a subjective analysis/critique of the work, and suggestions for future work. Presentations by 2nd year students will be scheduled first, giving the 1st year students the opportunity to learn from their more senior colleagues. Grading will be based on presentation quality and contribution to constructive feedback.

2012 Presentations

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
  • Abishek Sainath Madduri
  • Rob Frawley
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
  • Alex Root: Global quantification of mammalian gene expression control [PMID:21593866]
  • Matt Teater: Molecular Maps of the Reorganization of Genome-Nuclear Lamina Interactions during Differentiation [PMID:20513434]
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
  • Ishani Chatterjee
  • Kenneth Eng

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - NO CLASS - Spring Break

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
  • Robert Vogel
  • Jose L. Alejo
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
  • Ben Burnett
  • Alice Tang
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
  • Dragos Dasoveanu
  • Julie Yang
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
  • Tanya Nauvel
  • Sarah Brooks
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
  • Bulent Arman Aksoy
  • Sol Shenker
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Yogesh Saletore
  • Michael LeVine
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
  • Mark Spurgeon
  • Miriam Moctezuma
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  • Yuheng Lu
  • David Kuo
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
  • Chichao Chen

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