UCSC BME 200 Fall 2015 week 6

(Last Update: 14:49 PDT 16 September 2015 )

Discussion of advancement to candidacy and thesis committees.

About 25 examples of thesis proposals that passed can be found on the BSoE file servers at /projects/compbio/papers/thesis-proposals/

Oral presentations

Discussion of elevator talks and why they are important to practice. Longer format presentations. Tools for designing your slides (PowerPoint, keynote, LaTeX+acroread). Frequent failure of embedded video. http://teachers.net/gazette/wordpress/tim-newlin/powerpoint-pandemic/ Preparing slides (Beamer package in LaTeX, for example).

Cultural differences in who is included as co-author on a paper.

... Who is an author? NIH's Office or Research Integrity has an article on different meanings of authorship in different fields in their Sept 2009 newsletter

Responsibilities for research integrity. All authors at fault for any errors or fraud.


BibTeX: citation databases in LaTeX.
How to use the tools John Archie created and the existing database in

setenv BIBINPUTS .:/projects/compbio/papers/tex::
in your .cshrc file and say \bibliography{full-journals,my,citations,crossrefs} to include both your file my.bib and /projects/compbio/papers/tex/citations.bib in your search for bibliography entries. (See the notes at the beginning of citations.bib for more info, including fancy tools like pmid2bib and update-journals.)

Pictures in LaTeX papers

Use graphics package or older epsfig package. Mention subfigure package and give examples.

Selecting slots for presenting Teach Like a Champion topics.

Another good lecture/article on learning to teach: "The Problem of Learning to Teach" P. R. Halmos, E. E. Moise and George Piranian The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 82, No. 5 (May, 1975), pp. 466-476 Published by: Mathematical Association of America Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2319737


How to Write a Scientific Paper by E. Robert Schulman Annals of Improbable Research, Vol. 2, No. 5, pg. 8.

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