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Charles Yin



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PostSubject: iSci Journal Club   Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:18 pm

Hey guys, I'm planning to start an iSci journal club. For those who haven't heard of journal clubs before, a journal club reviews current articles in scientific journals and runs short seminars on particularly interesting pieces.

What I am envisioning is having one person in the club running a seminar each week. What you'd have to do is find an current article, read/skim through it, and do a short (5-10min) informal presentation. The rest of the club will then discuss the article. If we have ~10 people interested, each person would only have to do 1 article every 2 months or so (unless people want to do more!).

I'm hoping that this club will help people keep up to date with the latest developments in science and might also help with learning how to read/write formal scientific papers.

Anyone who is interested (1st and 2nd years) please post a reply or send me an e-mail.
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:43 pm

I am interested in the journal club!
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:48 pm

hey charles, great idea! this would be something i would definitely be interested in.
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:58 pm

Hi Charles,
I'm definitely interested! It would be nice to have a better idea of current scientific developments.
Thanks for organizing this!
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:00 pm

Charles,

Definitely down for the journal club! As Solomon said, it's a great way of keeping in touch with current events/discoveries in science.
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:38 pm

The first meeting of the Journal Club will be next Wednesday at 7:00pm in the iStudy. To kick things off I'll be presenting Dr. Craig J. Venter's recent paper on the creation of artificial life.

Everyone please feel free to drop by; watching the presentation in no way obligates you to present yourself. Plus there will be food and drink!
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:27 pm

The 2nd meeting of the Journal Club will be this Wednesday (Nov 10th) at 7:00pm. We'll still be doing the Craig Venter paper. See you all there!
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:53 pm

There's been a change in time for Journal Club. We will now be meeting Wednesday at 4:00pm. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:27 pm

Hey Guys,

The 3rd meeting of the journal club will be Wed Nov 17 at 7:00pm in the iStudy. Attendence has been pretty sparse for the past two meetings and I ask that everyone who can please, please come out. See you next Wed!

Cheers,

Charles Yin
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PostSubject: Re: iSci Journal Club   Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:38 pm

Hello once again,

The next meeting of the Journal Club will once again be at 7:00 on Wednesday in the iStudy. This week we have Hannah discussing the recent work of McMaster's Dr. Mick Bhatia on the transformation of human cell lines.

An reminder will be posted as an announcement on Avenue on Tuesday or Wednesday morning. Hope to see you guys there.

Cheers,

Charles Yin
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