Journal Club

Journal Club

The Biology Journal Club will meet every other Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at SCIE 2.342 to discuss biological research. A typical meeting would include a short (5 minute) introduction to a paper followed by a round table discussion of the papers merits, flaws, and any other tangent that may prove interesting. Research articles presented include recent newsworthy findings, original research, topics of interest, “hot off the presses” findings, and even occasional classics. Topics can include are area of biology, from microbes to plants to ecology and everything in between (see list of papers discussed in the previous semester, below).

The choice of topics depends on you, so bring a paper you want to talk about. Participants in the Biology Journal Club include faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. Graduate students and undergraduates interested in research are strongly encouraged to attend, but all interested parties are welcome. Advantages of joining the Biology Journal Club include food (snacks are provided), gaining skills in objectively evaluating research papers, “face time” with professors out of the classroom or lab, and keeping up to date with current research.