Science Research Assignments and Deadlines 1. The Manuscript **All submission files should be named: [yourfullname]-manuscript-hsr-2014.docx 1. We will be using the EMBO Journal Submission Style to simulate a true manuscript writing experience. Click on “Author Guidelines” A. B. C. http://emboj.embopress.org/ You should focus on “Manuscript Preparation” and “General Formatting” A sample manuscript has been placed on the research website – careful as this manuscript was submitted in 2007 and some of the EMBO rules have changed. Do not concern yourself with conflicts of interest, expanded view and author contributions D. 2. Deadlines Section(s) Due A. Title Page / Abstract Deadline 4/11/14 Submission edmodo (directly to DrT) B. Introduction / References + A C. Materials and Methods (past tense!) / Updated References + AB D. Figures, Figure Legends and Tables +ABC E. Results / Updated References + ABCD F. Discussion / Acknowledgements / Updated References + ABCDE G. Complete Manuscript (ABCDEF) 4/29/14 5/2/14 edmodo edmodo 5/9/14 edmodo 5/20/14 edmodo 5/30/14 edmodo 6/6/14 Turn it in.com 2. The Scientific Poster A. Revised Poster a. Electronically – no more cutting and pasting i. www.posterpresentations.com ii. template on the research website iii. http://colinpurrington.com/tips/academic/posterdesign b. Deadline – 5/7/14, 5/22/14, 5/30/14 Poster Version 1 Final Graded Poster Due Date 5/7/14 5/14/14 Submission Edmodo – direct to DrT Edmodo – direct to DrT 3. Team PowerPoint Presentation for end of year symposium on 6/4/14 A. PowerPoint a. Same rules as in the past… b. Use the rubric on the website under scientific presentations… c. Read the various links on our website to refresh your memory d. Look at sample PowerPoints on website from past students B. Transcript a. This is a word document (.docx) b. Slide-by-slide transcript of what you will say and what your partner plans to say – make sure to indicate who is speaking c. Example: slide 1 – (DrT) DNA repair is critical for the proper maintenance of genetic information. According to Chomsky et al., an organism that lacks any DNA repair system… C. Deadlines PowerPoint and transcript version 1 Final PowerPoint and transcript due Due Date 5/16/14 Submission Edmodo 5/22/14 Edmodo D. Practice presentation begin 5/27/14 – the order will be randomly chosen and will be put up on the website calendar 4. Journal Club Presentation (juniors heading to labs) – begins 6/5/14 A. Read “How to Make a Journal Club Presenation” a. https://brain.ubc.ca/files/2012/02/Journal-Club-presentation.pdf B. Choose a Primary Paper published by the lab you will be working in and post on edmodo by 5/1/14 to the entire group C. Build a PowerPoint presentation around the paper (see A.) D. See sample journal club powerpoint presentation online under scientific presentations. E. Present the paper – presentations begin 6/5/14 – names will be posted on the calendar a. Between 30 and 40 minutes b. Remember, you are teaching us…tell an understandable story…make the complex easy to understand (this is the hardest part) c. You do not need to present every piece of data…choose what you think is most important 5. Project Ideas (Sophomores enrolled in research next year) A. B. C. D. PLEASE choose a project that you are PASSIONATE about Be aware of variables Minimize doubt/alternate explanations when designing your experiment Remember that the Lab has Limitations (studying gravitational effects in a black hole might be tough) E. Recall that money and time is not limitless (do not plan a 5 year study that will cost $20,000) F. BE CREATIVE – a simple yet creative project is more impressive than an overly complex project. Initial Project Proposal Always Be Looking (scientific serendipity) - The inspiration for a project can come from anywhere at anytime. It can be while you are walking your dog, taking a shower or just driving along in a car (read this: http://www.sciencemag.org/products/pcr.dtl). You should always be looking for a project even when you are not looking for one. Literature Search - Hit the literature to help catalyze the inspirational process. Fill your head with ideas and something will coalesce. Use the website just as you did in class. If you find any useful web pages in your search, forward them to me and I will add them to the site (and you will be making a positive impression). Once you have an initial idea write up a simple proposal with references to convince Dr. Hersh and/or Dr. Truglio to approve the project. Proposals are due every Wednesday beginning 5/14/14 with the exception of 6/4/14 . Submit directly to DrT though Edmodo.