BIOPHYS 495 - Senior Seminar in Biophysics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Biophysics (BIOPHYS)
Department: LSA Biophysics
Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
ULWR, BS
Waitlist Capacity:
2
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOPHYS 450 or PHYSICS 450; or graduate standing.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course covers the essential vehicles for the communication of scientific ideas: journal articles and conference presentations. Students will learn about different formats of journal articles and presentations, such as Original Research Article, Review Article, Poster, Short Talk, and Plenary Talk. Effective means of structuring, writing, and delivering a paper or talk will be discussed and practiced in individual and group exercises and through homework assignments. An introduction to the editorial process is given.

This course is designed to teach graduating biophysics concentrators how to communicate scientific ideas and results effectively in a professional setting. This is a key skill for any aspiring scientist, and prepares the students effectively for graduate school where they will likely have to present their work at national and international scientific meetings and write several original research articles.

Course Requirements:

Grades will be based on the term paper (a mini-review in the format of a Nature News and Views article) and homework assignments.

Intended Audience:

Senior-year biophysics concentrators who have taken BIOPHYSICS 450. Other Biochemistry and Physics students may enroll with permission of the instructor. In addition, many incoming graduate students have a bit of a deficit in these skills.

Class Format:

Class will meet two hours per week in a lecture format.

BIOPHYS 495 - Senior Seminar in Biophysics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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24641
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 0205616712
Writing in the sciences : exploring conventions of scientific discourse, Author: Ann M. Penrose, Steven B. Katz., Publisher: Pearson Longman 3rd ed. 2010
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