Gearing up for SBIG

Hard to believe that the summer is over, but it's time to start things back up with SBIG this year. While our first meeting won't be until September 14th (at noon in Hand Lab 1135), I wanted to ask for volunteers to present. Normally there are two presentations per meeting:

  1. A research-oriented presentation that discusses current data or experiments actually happening at MSU. This typically lasts between 25 and 30 minutes, with some time for questions.
  2. A journal club or method-oriented presentation where protein structure or function is highlighted. This presentation is typically shorter, from 20-25 minutes.

Of course, there are variations, and some people have opted to take a whole meeting slot to talk about their own research or highlight a particular method in a more in-depth way. Just like proteins themselves, we can be flexible.

The meeting days for SBIG this semester are listed below. While I’m most interested in having someone sign up for September, feel free to sign up for any date.

September 14th,
October 12th,
November 16th
December 14th (tentative)

There’s not a lot of structural biology on campus, and SBIG is really the only venue here at MSU where structural biology is highlighted. That said, I hope to see many of you at our meetings this year, and I hope you’ll pass this email along to anyone you think might be interested!