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How to read a scientific paper

Do you remember when you read your first scientific paper? For me it was hard. Some parts I did not understand. Other parts were interesting. The structure seemed odd, with a narrative that did not flow. I read it from … Continue reading

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Can a big group write a good paper?

This week I’m at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center at a Catalysis meeting on the Evolutionary Origins of Multicellularity. There are 28 people on the list. NESCent is the more recent Evolution match of Ecology’s NCEAS. We will spend the … Continue reading

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Journal club extended to research planning for students at the Gulbenkian in Portugal

Did you drift from one project to another during your first year in graduate school? Did your program have you do rotations? Did you continue something you began as an undergrad? Or did you simply join one lab, get on … Continue reading

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Can you discuss a paper you got to review with your lab group?

Recently I got a very interesting paper to review. I reviewed it promptly, sent in a very positive review, then realized it would be fun to discuss with our lab group. I labeled it “confidential,” then sent it around for … Continue reading

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