Summer 2018
Workshop & Minicourse Schedule

All Summer Fellows should participate in the first two workshops and the concluding Poster Session (marked with *).

Sign up for workshops via the Summer Moodle.  

Date and Place

Topic

Presenters

Additional Description

Wed. May 30,
12:00 pm

Tishler Terrace and Shanklin 107

*Introduction to Summer Program and Safety Workshops

F. Starr

W. Nelligan

P. Shatos 

Pizza lunch and orientation starting at noon on Tishler Terrace

Safety and Animal Use Training sessions by W. Nelligan and P. Shatos immediately following lunch in 107 Shanklin

Tue. Jun 5 Woodhead

Last names
A-K at 9:30am

L-Z at 11:30am

*Science Writing

J. Cooley

 

Please visit the summer moodle page for materials.  

See also Jan A. Pechenik's A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 6th Ed. (2007, Addison-Wesley) on Reserve in the Science Library (useful for aspects of all workshops).

In consultation with faculty research advisor, prepare research Abstract for peer review on Friday.

Jun 4-8

1:30-3:00 pm
Allbritton 204

Introduction to Unix and Computing Cluster

H. Meij

K. Thayer

Unix instuction, submitting jobs, general guidance.

Fri. Jun 8
Woodhead

Last names
A-K at 9:30am

L-Z at 11:00 am

 *Submission and Review of Research Abstracts  

J. Cooley

Faculty and peer review of prepared abstracts.

Jun 11-14

1:30-3:00 pm
Allbritton 204

Introduction to R

R. Kabacoff

This workshop will provide basic skills in R, driven by examples.  Advanced Python workshops may be scheduled if there is demonstrated interest.

Jun 18-21

1:30-3:00 pm
Allbritton 204

Working with Python

P. Oleinikov

This workshop will provide basic skills in Python, driven by examples.  Advanced Python workshops may be scheduled if there is demonstrated interest.

Jun 27

noon-1pm
ESC 109

Publish or Perish: How to publish a scientific paper

B. Juhasz

E. Thomas

We will discuss the process from manuscrtipt preparation, to journal selection, submission, rebuttal, and eventual publication.

Light lunch provided; RSVP required.

Jun 25-28

1:30-3:00 pm
Allbritton 204

Data Visualization

K. Thayer

Session on how to visualize your results using a variety of tools, including Python, R, VMD, and others.  Plan to bring a data set to work with.  There will also be an open session for you to seek additional help with your dataset.

Jun 25 DataVis - Matlab
Jun 26 DataVis - Python plotting: MatPlotLib
Jun 27 DataVis - Molecular Structure & Movies with PyMol
Jun 28 DataVis - Visual Molecular Dynamics

Jul 9-12

1:30-3:00 pm
Allbritton 204

Working with Mathematica

P. Oleinikov

 Basic skills with Mathematica.

Thurs. July 26

Noon-3 pm
Exley Science Center Lobby

*Poster Session & Summer Celebration

Summer Fellows

Boards and easels will be provided for poster set up in the morning, and presenters will view each other's work. 

Noon: Keynote Address in Exley 150 with free lunch.

1pm: Posters presentations to the rest of the community and invited guests.