Group Meeting Schedule

Summer 2017

Group meetings are on Thursdays at 9:00-10:30 am in Chemistry Conference Room. Deondre is responsible for bringing his computer. All students, please, e-mail Deondre your presentations no later than midnight on Wednesday.

Date

Presenter

June 15

Candidate presentation/5 min student presentations

June 16 - Friday

Student presentation about their conference experiences – G4 and MARM

June 22

Candidate presentation/5 min student presentations

June 29

Regular group meeting, no literature presentation

July 6

Allan/Linda Literature presentations

July 13

Barrett/Deondre Literature presentations

July 18-Tuesday

TBIC, 4 pm at Haverford

July 20

No literature presentation; quick GM of student results only

July 27

Linda/Allan Research presentations

August 3

Deondre/Barrett ACS talks

Research presentation: summarizes all research conducted over the summer. Format: 20-25 min plus 5 min for questions. Power point presentation should include background, research design, discussion, and conclusion. Target general chemistry audience. Make sure to practice before presenting.

ACS talks: follow the time frame required for ACS. Include background, research design, discussion, and conclusion. Target general chemistry audience.

Literature Presentations: Select current (2010 - 2017) quadruplex related crystallography paper. Presentations length is 15-20 min with 10 min for questions. The presenters are free to highlight only the most relevant or exciting parts of the selected paper (and not the entire paper).  The presenter should e-mail the pdf version of the selected paper to each member of the group by Tuesday at noon. Every member of the lab should read the paper, focusing on Result section and figures. Feel free to ask me for paper suggestions.

Research Data: About 30 min of our group meeting will be focused on discussing research findings. Each student needs to prepare short informal presentation (5 min maximum) containing all results from the week as well as one slide with the tentative research plan for the coming week.

Research paper: first draft is due at the end of week nine, July 28 at 5 pm

Final draft is due on Friday August 4th at 5 pm

ACS meeting is on August 20-24 2017 in Washington DC. Deondre and Barrett give talks, Linda and Allan give posters

The first draft of the ACS poster is due on Monday August 1st at 5 pm. The final version is due at noon on August 11.

 

Spring 2017

Group meetings will be held at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Chemistry Department Conference room. Prepare a Power Point presentation (2-4 slides) and e-mail it to Deondre ahead of time. The slides should contain the data collected during the week as well as detailed plan outlining work projected for the coming week. Bring your notebook and any relevant paper to have productive discussions.

Literature presentation will be presented in the following order: Barrett, Irene, Deondre, Jessica, Allan and Linda. Please, send the paper to the group no later than Wednesday. Focus on the most recent literature. Plan for 20 min presentaiton.

Fall 2016

Group meetings will be held at 4:30 pm on Fridays in the Conference room. Prepare a Power Point presentation (2-4 slides) and e-mail it to Deondre ahead of time. The slides should contain the data collected during the week as well as detailed plan outlining work projected for the coming week. Bring your notebook and any relevant paper to have productive discussions.

Summer 2016

*group meetings at 9:15 am in the chemistry conference room*

Date

Presenter

June 10

Barrett

June 16

Joint meeting with Eric Brown, University of Pennsylvania Medical School

June 24

Sayed

July 1

Amber

July 8

Deondre

July 13

TBIC

July 22

Amber/Deondre research presentation

July 29

Sayed research presentation; Barrett practice of ACS talk

Summer 2015

Liliya, Delfin and Thomas are in France in Jean-Louis Mergny's lab. Liliya is pursuing crystallization of telomeric and oncogene promoter DNA alone and in complex with NMM. Thomas is working on multiple projects including interaction of PtTMPyP4 with human telomeric DNA and kinetics of Tel22 isomerization in the presence of NMM (using fluorescence). Delfin is measuring binding constants between NMM and a variety of oncogene promoter sequences using UV-vis and fluorescence titrations. We hold our group meetings on Fridays at 10 am. Jessica is working in working in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Brown on non-canonical DNA structures that lead to collapse of replication forks in mouse.

Summer 2014

Note, group meetings are on Thursdays at 9 am in Chemistry Conference Room

Date

Presenter

May 28

Joined group meeting with Brad Johnson and Daniel Rencik

June 6

Kara

July 3

Jessica

July 10

Literature presentations*

July 17

Supriya

July 24

June

July 31

Joined group meeting with Luidgi Monsu Scolaro, Universita di Messina, Utaly

August 7

Josh

*note, there will not be presentation of research data (the most exciting result) on this day

Research presentation: summarizes all research conducted over the summer. Format: 20-25 min plus 5 min for questions. Power point presentation should include background, research design, discussion, and conclusion.  Make sure to practice before presenting.

Literature Presentations: Students select current quadruplex and porphyrin related paper of interest to all lab members. Presentations length is 12 min + 3min for questions. Feel free to highlight only the most relevant or exciting parts of your selected paper.  Students should put the pdf version of the selected paper on Research folder on Wednesday noon before the group meeting. Everybody in the group is responsible for reading one paper in addition to their own. Feel free to ask me for paper suggestions.

Research Data: Another 30 min of our group meeting will be devoted to discussion of the lab research. Each student needs to prepare two slides - one with the most exciting result of the week (and be prepared to explain why it is so exciting using chalk board) and another with the tentative research plan for the coming week. Note, the slide on the most exciting result should not contain more than two figures/spectra.

Research paper: due at the end of the 9th week.
Kara, June and Jessica - the first draft is due on July 25th, at 5 pm

Supryia and Josh - the first draft is due Friday, August 1st, 5 pm

Final draft is due on Friday at 5 pm August 1st for Kara, June and Jessica, and August 8 Supryia and Josh.

Summer 2013

Liliya, Michelle and Navin are in France in Jean-Louis Mergny's lab. Supriya is working in working in the laboratory of Dr. Rodger Liddle, Professor of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, and Chief of Gastroenterology, VA Medical Center, Durham, NC. Her project aims to investigate the cellular mechanisms involved in the synthesis and release of signaling molecule, leukotriene B4, from pancreatic acinar cells in response to inflammatory agents known to cause pancreatitis. KJ is working in Brad Johnson's lab on yeast telomeric DNA. Josh is working in Dr. Robert Pasternak's lab on hemin and malaria.

Fall 2012

Group meetings will be held at 5 pm on Fridays in Liliya's office. There will be no formal presentations. Come, bring your notebnooks and we will have a round table discussion of your results.

Summer 2012

Note, group meetings are on Thursdays at 9 am in Chemistry Conference Room

Date Presenter
May 25 Steven
May 31 Vienna
June 7 Navin
June 14 Cole
June 19 (Tue) Michelle
June 28 Cole RP*
July 5 Steven/Vienna
July 12 Navin/Michelle
July 19 Steven/Vienna RP
July 26 Navin/Michelle RP

*RP - research presentation

Presentations: Students select the topic based on the most current quadruplex related literature. Presentations length is no longer than 30 min including questions. Students should e-mail the copy of the selected paper to all the lab members no later than Wednesday noon before the group meeting. This will give the rest of us enough time to read papers before the presentation. Feel free to ask me for topic or paper suggestions.

Research Data: Another 30 min of our group meeting will be devoted to discussion of the lab research. Each student needs to prepare two slides - one with the most exciting result of the week (and be prepared to explain why it is so exciting using chalk board) and another with the tentative research plan for the coming week. Note, the slide on the most exciting result should not contain more than two figures/spectra.

Research presentation: summarizes all research conducted over the summer. Format: 20-25 min plus 5 min for questions. Power point presentation should include background, research design, discussion, and conclusion.

Research paper: due at the end of the 8th week for all but Cole.
Vienna, Steven and Navin — the first draft is due on July 6th, at 5 pm

Michelle — the first draft is due Friday, July 27

Cole — the first draft is due on Wednesday, June 27

Final draft is due on Friday at 5 pm July 20 for Vienna, Steven and Navin, August 10 for Michelle and June 29 for Cole.

ACS meeting is on August 19-23 2012.

Posters for ACS are due on the last day of your research summer.