This journal club is for all PhD students, post-docs and MSc students who are doing ‘something with cells and molecules’. The aim of the course is to develop a broad view on cell biology and bioimaing. You will learn to explain research to a broad audience, understand recent developments in other scientific fields and discuss scientific literature with scientists from different disciplines (physics, biology, chemistry, drug research and computer science). Discussing with people working on the same multi-disciplinary subject can generate valuable new insights for your own research.
The course consists of ten one hour sessions, one every month. We aim at inviting a guest speaker three times a year. Every session goes as follows:
- Short presentation: the chair explains the basics of the subject
- Discussion: participants discuss own or suggested questions in small groups
- Plenary wrap up: the chair asks groups to share the outline of their discussion
- Pitches: participants can present an interdisciplinary paper in two minutes. The audience votes for the paper they want to discuss next time
PhD students can receive 2 ECTS for successful participation. This implies:
- Attending at least 8 (out of 10) sessions
- Actively being involved in the discussions
- Reading the paper beforehand and formulating at least three questions that are either posted on the website or e-mailed to the coordinator
- Giving at least one pitch
- a. If the participant wins the pitching round, he or she chairs one journal club session about the suggested paper.
- b. If the participant does not win the pitching round, he or she helps the next chair to prepare his or her presentation by discussing and providing feedback beforehand.
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