Happening Now, at the BPS Meeting
Follow the 59th BPS Meeting as it Happens….
About the Biophysical Society Blog, and a its role to keep you informed of fresh Biophysics News
Some of the posts are designed to make life easier for Meeting attendees around the Conference place. But you can also find lively reports about impressive Talks, impacting Posters and novelties in Biophysics.
See here some examples:
Philip Fowler, a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Oxford, tells us about Klaus Schulten’s “National Lecture”:
“Yes! Yes! But why? But why?”. This was what Klaus Schulten heard from an experimental colleague after he had told him what he’d found and it neatly highlights one the key advantages of molecular simulation: “It doesn’t only agree with the experiment, it tells you more”.
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Satchal Erramilli, a 6th year PhD student in Cynthia Stauffacher’s lab at Purdue University, shares his experience with Platform and Poster presentations. I give you a scketch of his report (you can read it complete here):
Obviously, they are very different experiences [… …] I’ve never practiced a poster presentation, but I spent days poring over my slides for the platform talk, rehearsing and then re-rehearsing it again and again to perfect my timing, my transitions, and my tone…
Shannen Cravens, 4th year PhD student at Johns Hopkins working for James Stivers, chose to tell us about Free Resources for Improved Science Education. And, why not …. about A local pub named after paradise. Perhaps is worth, for your next visit to Batimore.
There are many more interesting posts about specific topics being presented in the meeting: Ebola virus, DNA Nanomechanics, Progress in electron microscopy, …
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