BINF 704 Syllabus

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BINF704 BIOINFORMATICS COLLOQUIUM SPRING 2012


INSTRUCTOR
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Jeff Solka Ph.D., jlsolka@gmail.com, 540
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809
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9799


PLACE AND TIME
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Tuesday from 4:30
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6:00 pm Bull Run Hall Rm 252


PURPOSE of the COURSE

This course serves to train students in understanding
scientific presentations and publications
while simultaneously giving them a rudimentary capability to craft a colloquium style
presentation based on a journal article.


EXPECTATIONS
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Students are expected to attend class and to make a presentation on a j
ournal
paper as chosen by them. Ideally the paper s
hould be related to the student’s

ongoing research
and the student is free to present on ongoing research. Alternatively student's can present on a
paper of the professor's choosing. Students will present
in teams of 2 where each team will have
45 minutes to present including time for questions. It is expected that student's will allow 15
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20
minutes for questions and that the question and answer portio
n of the talk will be thorough.

In
addition studen
t’
s ar
e expected to submit 2 in
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depth write
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ups, 7
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10 pages, on external speaker
presentations. One of these will be due at midterm and one will be due at the end of the class..
Finally students are expected to evaluation each of the student presentations on a 1
00 point scale
as follows


25 pts
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Presentation Content

25 pts
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Organizati
on of the Talk

25 pts
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Student
's Understanding of Material

25 pts
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Question and Answer Session


GRADING
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Students grades will be calculated in the following manner.


20% Class A
ttendance

40% Course Presentation

40% Presentation Write
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ups