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The RIC Biology Journal Club meets to critically review scientific literature and prepare for the seminar speaker's presentation (see schedule below). Read the journal articles recommended by the invited speakers and come to discuss the science. There may also be additional information available for specific topics, which will appear as a document or link with the Journal Club Papers listed below.

Think about the general questions while reading the paper.

Journal Club regular meeting time To be announced

MESSAGES:

Next Meeting

TBA

JOURNAL CLUB BIOLOGY LOUNGE

SEMINAR FLS

12:45

PRESENTER

TITLE

SPEAKER'S WEBSITE

JOURNAL CLUB PAPERS

 

 

Jan. 27

Dr.Gary WesselBrown University

How to be a good egg: Continuity of the germ line in animals

 

 

Feb 10

Dr. David Smith
University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography

Life under the sea floor

LINK

D'Hondt et al 2009 . . Smith & D'Hondt 2006

Feb 17

Dr. Magdalena Bezanilla University of Massachusetts

The role of the cytoskeleton in cell polarity

LINK

Vidali et al 2007 ... Vidali et al 2009
  Feb 24

Dr. Marian Goldsmith University of Rhode Island

The silkworm genome project: New routes on the silk road LINK  

Mar 10

Dr. Eugene ChenRhode Island Hospital

Signal transduction: Phosphorylation to acetylation

LINK

 
  Mar 24 Dr. Mark Silsby ..Tufts University Unusual gene arrangements in the genome of Pseudomonas pluorescens LINK  

Think about the general questions while reading the paper:

What is the main point of the article?
Explain the authors' research goals.Why is the research important?
How does this research address a need?
What methods are used?
What are the conclusions?
Do the data support the conclusions?
Are the results reproducible?
Are the methods appropriate?
What do the statistics show?
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the article?
Is the paper well written and results presented clearly?
Are the figures easy to interpret and are the figure legends adequate?
What questions are left unanswered?

For more details on reading journal articles see the reading guide

For more informaton contact Dr. Rebeka Merson or Dr. Sarah Spinette Last updated: February 4, 2010