|9-Jan||Tim (candidacy practice)|
|16-Jan||Rebecca (candidacy practice)|
Research presentations are required to use the following format:
1. Introduction: that describes background needed for everyone to understand the research project and findings.
2. Goals for the project: this section should address the big picture and why the audience should be interested in your research. This section should also include rationale and the hypothesis to be tested.
3. Methods used in the presentation: describe the experimental methods used to address the research questions. I recommend visual figures and not a slide filled with text.
4. Current findings: please make sure all data are properly annotated for your presentation (e.g. gels should include MW markers and each lane should be properly annotated). Also, each data slide should include a summary statement of the findings (1-2 sentences is sufficient) so that the audience can quickly get the point of the data slide shown. Mass spectra should be labeled to depict the sample identity and amount analyzed, as well as the ions and/or LC peaks of note and related to the experiment objective and data analysis.
5. Summary and future directions: summarize your talk in 3-4 bullet points to remind the audience of current findings and the big picture impact. Discuss future studies so the audience can anticipate topics to be discussed in your next research presentation.
Journal club presentations:
1. Pick 1 paper to discuss from journal(s) that you are in charge of monitoring (paper should be recent and within the past 2 months).
2. Upload the paper to Synology (Journal club folder) at least 2 days before so members of the lab can review before group meeting.
3. Prepare a powerpoint addressing the following in a 10 min presentation:
a. Purpose of the described research
b. Methods and techniques that were used
c. Conclusions of the authors
d. Critical evaluation of the approach used by the authors and their conclusions
e. Likely impact of the findings on future studies in the area of the research
f. Possible novel extensions of the findings