Harki Lab Supergroup Meetings
Fall 2017 - Winter 2018
Thursdays, 6-9 pm, 2-224 CCRB
October 5: Research – Anand; Literature – Chris; Problem Set – Ram
November 9: Research – Ram; Literature – Anand; Problem Set – Jian
December 7: Research – Chris; Literature – Michael; Problem Set – Kellan
March 1: Research – Kellan; Literature – Jian; Problem Set – Michael
April 5: Research – Jian; Literature – Ram; Problem Set – Anand
May 3: Research – Michael; Literature – Kellan; Problem Set – Ram
RESEARCH TALKS (40-45 mins). Research talks are formal presentations and should include: (I) a detailed background discussion, (II) a brief summary of previous results, (III) an extensive presentation of current data (since last research talk), and (IV) a future directions and goals slide. A well-crafted talk with publication-caliber graphics is expected. A copy of this presentation should be deposited into the Group Folder on the Harki lab server shortly after group meeting.
LITERATURE TALKS (10-15 mins). Manuscripts for discussion must be distributed (email is fine) no later than Tuesday evening. Literature talks are critical presentations of recent manuscripts from the scientific literature. Presentations should include: (I) a brief introduction into the area of science relevant to the selected manuscript, (II) a discussion of the selected paper, and (III) your overall opinion(s) of the study. Manuscripts for presentation should be relevant to the research conducted in the Harki laboratory. Areas of particular interest include: advances in synthetic organic chemistry, technical advances in chemical biology and biochemistry, chemical biology, bioorganic chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, transcription factors and gene regulation, new therapeutics for cancer, microarray technology, cancer stem cells, and reactive natural products. A copy of this presentation should be deposited on the Harki lab server.
Problem Sets (30 mins): Problem sets (and solutions) will be prepared by group members on a rotating basis. The group member responsible for directing the problem session will prepare a 5-10 minute chalk-talk on a particular transformation (or family of transformations) and then provide 5-10 representative problems to be solved by members of the group during the meeting. At the conclusion of the meeting the problem set will be archived digitally onto the Harki lab server for future reference.
Chemical Biology Interest Group (CBIG) Research Meetings
5:30 pm, Room 105, 717 Delaware Street Building
Sept. 13 - Carlson & Wagner labs (meeting in Moos 2-690)
Oct. 11 - Gordon & Aldrich labs
Nov. 8 - Distefano & Engelhart labs
Dec. 13 - Finzel, Pomerantz, and Ambrose labs
Feb. 14 - Harki & Pierre labs
March 14 - Levinson & Haskell-Luevano labs
April 11 - Tretyakova & Parker labs
May 9 - Doran & Georg labs
Presentations are "formal" talks and publication-caliber graphics should be generated. You will be expected to give a complete background presentation of your project, followed by presentation of your research results. Finally, a slide or two describing your future directions should follow. A 20-minute presentation should be prepared, which will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A by the audience.