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Here are future and past #ls_chat discussion topics--those in bold are up next! Learn more at:http://lschat.wikispaces.com
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Discussion Topic or QuestionQuestions to discussSummary LinkDiscussed?
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AreaWho should participate?Submitted by (Twitter handle)Interested? (vote by adding your Twitter handle)
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Academic-Industry collaborationsWhat opportunities for Academic-Corporate research collaborations exist? How can you find them? What funding opportunities do they present? Are they worth it (to both parties)? What are good guidelines to follow for being successful in such a collaboration?2/1/2012CHoytPhD / BioBMthecancergeek (LOVE THIS TOPIC) @EpicentreBio
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Are collaborative projects the future of life sciences research? Challenges and opportunities in this area.2/1/2012ResearchEveryone who is interested.selicantechcelltherapy
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Getting to know you! Fun questions before the holidays!1. Do u have any fun holiday traditions (at home or lab?)
2. What's your lab/company's policy on time off for the holidays?
3. what was the best and worst thing that happened this year?
4. What famous scientist would you want to work with and why?
12/7/2011
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Brainstorming about how life science companies help researchers out during tough economic times, such as crowdfunding initiatives like #scifund.1. How has the funding crisis affected you?
2. Would you ever/do you participate in crowdfunding initiatives like #scifund?
3. What are your concerns about crowdfunding for science?
4. What questions do you have for @jranganathan about #scifund?
5. Via #scifund or otherwise, how could life science companies help your situation?
6. Would life science companies benefit from putting part of their marketing efforts into crowdfunding initiatives like #scifund?
7. Is #SciFund a sustainable source for science funding in the future?
http://comprendia.com/2011/11/21/ls_chat-1116-life-science-funding-issues-scifund/11/16/2011funding
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Non-bench research careers in industry-what's the scoop?1. Scientists: What are the non-bench careers you'd like to learn more about?
2. Companies/Professionals: What are the biggest opportunities and benefits for non-bench careers?
3. Scientists: What is your biggest barrier to moving away from the bench?
4. Companies/Professionals: What can scientists do to move away from the bench?
http://comprendia.com/2011/11/11/ls_chat-119-non-bench-careers-and-resumes/11/9/2011CareersEveryone interested in industry jobs, industry folks currently in these positionsthecancergeek
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CV/Resume best practices for life science researchers1. How much should you tailor a CV/Resume for a position?
2. What is the best length and content (publications, presentations?) for academic and industrial positions?
3. How important is your LinkedIn 'resume'?
http://comprendia.com/2011/11/11/ls_chat-119-non-bench-careers-and-resumes/11/9/2011CareersCompanies/academics who hire workers and people who would like to improve their own document(s).thecancergeek
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Online resources: what do you need and how can you get it?1. What do you spend most of your time looking for online? Publications, protocols, advice/forums (indicate your field if needed)?
2. Publications: what is the best online resource or app and why? Does Pubmed still meet your needs?
3. Protocols: Best site and why (indicate your field if needed)?
4. Forums: Best site and why (indicate your field if needed)?
5. How important is the social aspect in online information for life science?
6. What's missing in online resources, how could companies help?
http://comprendia.com/2011/10/28/ls_chat-10262011-online-resources-for-life-scientists/10/26/2011
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How can life science companies reach out effectively about their products and services, without researchers feeling like they're being spammed?Q1: How would you like #lifescience companies to communicate with you?
Q2: Are #lifescience companies reaching to too much, too little, or in the wrong ways?
Q3: Example of good/bad communications, ideas for improvement?
http://comprendia.com/2011/10/13/ls_chat-10122011-life-science-company-communication-customer-grievances/10/12/2012CommunicationAnyone who feels as though life science companies can improve in this area.Comprendia
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Life Scientist's Airing of the Grievances. What irks you the most about life science companies?Q4: What irritates you most about #life science companies?
Q5: Is there something life science companies are doing which decreases your productivity?
Q6: Ideas for improvement?
http://comprendia.com/2011/10/13/ls_chat-10122011-life-science-company-communication-customer-grievances/10/12/2012generalEveryone who is irritated, and the companies who want to learn how to improve.Comprendia
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Life Science Websites - the good and bad...Q1 - What are some features of the most useful life science company websites?
Q2 - What irks you the most about company websites (feel free to name and shame!)
Q3 - How do you prefer to communicate with companies - phone, email, webchat, twitter/SM etc?
http://comprendia.com/2011/10/03/ls_chat-9282011-life-science-websites-mobile-apps-discussion/9/28/2011TechnologyLife scientists who buy stuff/recommend purchases, companies who want feedback on their sitesthecancergeekClontech
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Mobile apps for life scientistsQ4 - Best apps currently available (please list platform)?
Q5 - What sort of apps would you like to use in your work?
Q6 - What are the best non-science apps that have helped your research?
Q7 - Do you use apps instead of visiting company websites now?
http://comprendia.com/2011/10/03/ls_chat-9282011-life-science-websites-mobile-apps-discussion/9/28/2011TechnologyLife scientists who use/want to use smartphones in their work, and companies who want ideas about appsthecancergeek
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What are some challenges you face(d) in grad school and how did you overcome them?TrainingTrainees and past successful traineesthecancergeek
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How can we use social media to effectively network?Which social media (SM) applications are the best for networking?
What are some of the tactics you've used with success?
How can we improve SM networking for life scientists?
Are there good reviews/howtos available?
http://comprendia.com/2011/09/16/9142011-life-science-twitter-chat-summaries-social-media-conferences-ls_chat/9/14/2011CareersEveryone!thecancergeek
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What does it take to be successful in academia nowadays?Career adviceTrainees interested in academia, recent successful PI-recruitsthecancergeek
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Electronic lab notebooks? Benefits and drawbacks? How to get your PI on board (for the non-free ones)?TechnologyLab researchers, companies that make lab notebook softwarethecancergeek
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Conference freebie's from vendors - what are your faves? What's useless?ConferencesEveryone who has ever attended a life science conferencethecancergeek
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Tips for getting the most out of going to a conferenceWhat are the most important objectives for attending a conference--science, networking, other?
What are tactics you've used to get the most science out of a conference?
What are tactics you've used to get the most networking out of a conference?
What could other conference participants (attendees, exhibitors, organizers) do to improve the experience?
http://comprendia.com/2011/09/16/9142011-life-science-twitter-chat-summaries-social-media-conferences-ls_chat/9/14/2011ConferencesEveryone who has ever attended a life science conference or wants to at some pointthecancergeek
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Research software discussionTechnologyEveryone who is interestedthecancergeekLifeSciSoft
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What do you think about the fact that we are studying cancer everyday, but still the Life Expectancy of cancer is still the same in the last 50 years?What do you think about the fact that we are studying cancer everyday, but still the Life Expectancy of cancer is still the same in the last 50 years?http://www.transhumanmedicine.com/2011/11/04/where-are-we-today-in-cancer-research/Medical ScienceEveryone that can answertranshMedicine
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A review of personalized medicine influences on 'traditional' pharma and biotech therapeutic developmentIs PM is about more than just genomics testing and new diagnostics? Some argue that developing a therapy is complex enough (scientifically, clinically, technically, regulatory) and introducing a PM element into your dev plan makes it beyond rational so leave PM to testing/diagnostic companies. Thoughts?celltherapy
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Science Online 2012 & Science communication (note this will take place on Friday 10/13, not Wednesday)Q1: What sessions @ #scio12 sound most interesting to you?
Q2: What do you hope to get out of attending #scio12?
Q3: What do you think about the current state of science communication? Are we doing it well enough? What can we do better?
Q4: Do you blog? If so, please share your blog and what you blog about.
Q5: How could life science companies support or enable your blog?
1/13/2012ConferencesAnyone attending #scio12 or interested in this conferencethecancergeek@redwngblkbrd
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The Journal of ErrologyPublished papers only focus on what is important to the final conclusion, leaving out the scores of other experiments and hypotheses. Many research proposals undergo a complete change, before they are finally published, these false starts however never get a place to get published. Journal of Errology is trying to create such place. We need your thoughts and suggestions as to how this can be done so that we invite a large number of researchers to share.www.bioflukes.comJournalsjustmeonlyme
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