ASBMB webinars to put on your calendar
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has two webinars coming up. The first one, on Feb. 21, is about research ethics. The second, on March 4, is about making quick, informal presentations.
Lab Basics: Introduction to Responsible Conduct of Research
1 p.m. Eastern on Feb. 21
Good research practices are more than just following a protocol and keeping your notebook up to date. Besides avoiding research misconduct — fabrication, falsification and plagiarism — scientists must consider the ethical implications of their research before even picking up a pipette. For new scientists — or even experienced researchers — these are difficult waters to navigate. In this webinar, Dr. Suzanne Barbour, dean of the University of Georgia Graduate School, will discuss how to do research in a safe, ethical manner.
Science in a Flash: How to Give a Successful Flash Talk
2 p.m. Eastern on March 4
Effective communication skills are critical to your success as a scientist. We often only have a few minutes or a few sentences to impress employers, influence granting agencies, or provide a quote to journalists. So, what if we gave you one figure, three minutes, and a microphone to describe your research — could you do it? For this webinar, a panel of skilled science communicators will share advice for giving fast, informal presentations.