Bacteriology Research Conference and Journal Club

Bacteriology Research Conference (BRC) and Journal Club (JC)

Do not cancel- switch dates with someone else.

Friday @ Noon (2-201)

Formats: JC short, JC long, Round table, BRC (lab meeting)

Participants: Lynn Harrison, Stan Ivanov, Marlyn Langford, David McGee, Ken Peterson, and Matthew Woolard; Cassidy Blackburn, Sunitha Chandran, Patrick Gellings, Rob Schilke, Aimee Vozenilek, and BJ Ward  

Fall 2018

Sep 7             BRC- Cassidy Blackburn

Sep 14           JC- David McGee

Sep 21           BRC- Aimee Vozenilek

Sep 28           RT- BJ Ward

Oct 5              JC- Sunitha Chandran

Oct 12            BRC- Patrick Gellings

Oct 19            RT- Rob Schilke

Oct 26            JC- Cassidy Blackburn

Nov 2             Open- SCB-ASM meeting, Jackson, MS

Nov 9             BRC- Sunitha Chandran

Nov 16           RT- Patrick Gellings

Nov 23           Open- Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 30           JC- Aimee Vozenilek

Dec 7             BRC- BJ Ward

Dec 14           BRC- Lynn Harrison

Dec 21           BRC- Rob Schilke

Dec 28           Open- Holiday break

Spring 2019

Jan 4              Open- Holiday break

Jan 11            BRC- Cassidy Blackburn

Jan 18            JC- Matthew Woolard

Jan 25            RT- Sunitha Chandran

Feb 1              BRC- Aimee Vozenilek

Feb 8              JC- Stan Ivanov

Feb 15            RT- Cassidy Blackburn

Feb 22            Open

Mar 1              BRC- Patrick Gellings

Mar 8              JC- Ken Peterson

Mar 15            RT- Aimee Vozenilek

Mar 22            BRC- Sunitha Chandran

Mar 29            Open

Apr 5               JC- Rob Schilke

Apr 12             BRC- BJ Ward

Apr 19             Open- Good Friday holiday

Apr 26             BRC- Marlyn Langford

May 3             JC- BJ Ward

May 10           BRC- Rob Schilke

May 17           JC- Patrick Gellings

May 24           Open

May 31           Open

Bacteriology Research Conference (BRC): This is a 30-40 minute research in progress in your lab with time for questions.  It can be quality data, preliminary data, request for troubleshooting on research areas stuck, incomplete stories, future directions to take the research, feedback on specific aims for a grant, etc.

Journal Club (JC): Journal articles should be from well-established high impact journals such as ASM journals (Infect. Immun., J. Bacteriol., AAC, JCM), Mol. Microbiol., mBio, Science, PNAS, Nature, Cell, BMC, PLOS, J. Infect. Dis, J. Exp. Med, etc.  Articles must be under two years old and have at least five figures. 

JC Short presentations- These should be 10 minutes in length, on topics pertaining to Bacteriology.  You should have a very short, focused background, followed by presentation of highly pertinent data from the literature (can be key figures of multiple papers) or present a model for a well-defined area based on published data, with possible future areas to address.  No Powerpoint is to be used- use the white board or handouts. 

JC Long presentations- This is the classic Journal Club format we have been using and should be about 45-50 minutes in length on a topic pertaining to Bacteriology, usually focused on 1-2 literature articles.  These can be done with Powerpoint and should have more developed background and more in depth presentation of the topic/paper from the literature.  Critiques of the paper’s weaknesses should also be included in the presentation.

Round Table Discussions- A Discussion Leader will choose the topic, which should be well-focused on a topic in Bacteriology.  One could discuss controversial data with two or more labs on different sides of the argument, or other ideas.  The Discussion Leader will organize the topic and disperse the topic 1 week ahead through the Course Director and provide the audience with thought-provoking questions.  The Discussion Leader gives a brief background and then poses the questions to the audience for discussion in a relaxed and informal environment.  At the end of the discussion, the Discussion Leader should briefly review and summarize.