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Now that the semester’s well underway, I’d like to initiate two quasi-weekly events; journal club and computational corner.
Journal club is a semi-weekly meeting where we discuss papers and the greater significance to disease research. Each meeting will – hopefully – be run by someone different, so we can get a variety of perspectives. As I’m aware all of us are busy, this means journal club will be run on an as-needed basis. This poll is for the time of the first journal club: http://doodle.com/uyyfpnk22ndh5upa To save running doodle polls repeatedly in the future, it would be nice if you chose a time where you expect to be free on a regular basis, so we can use this as a default time for journal club.
As I was excited by Andrew’s recent CIDD lunch, I’d like to discuss “evolution proof” management, inspired by his 2009 paper: http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.1000058
Computational corner is a recent innovation. Many of us work on what are essentially programming problems as part of our research, but it can be hard to make the time to sit and code in the face of a myriad of other responsibilities as a graduate student. Computational corner is meant to essentially be a study group – we’ll meet in the second floor lounge (by Andrew’s office) every Friday afternoon and work our our respective programming projects together. On weeks where attendance is good, we may even spring for snacks. Tentatively this will start at 2 PM and run until whenever people leave, but as it’s an informal thing, coming late and leaving early are both acceptable. This will start this upcoming Friday, Febuary 27th.
I hope to see you there!