The Biology Journal Club meets several times each semester to discuss recent primary literature. The lunch-time discussions are very informal, and there is no need to read the paper before the meeting. Students and faculty work together to understand and critique the paper. Lunch is provided by the Flowers Fund. The goals of the Biology Journal Club are to:
- Establish an interactive community of biology majors.
- Approach the primary literature from a critical perspective.
- Take the time for students and faculty to share a meal and lively conversation.
Organizers of the BJC for 2012-2013 are Andrew Gipson and Allen Sanderlin. Jennifer Smith is the faculty advisor. Please contact any of them if you would like to propose a paper for the group.
Biology Journal Club generally meets on Tuesdays at noon in Fischman 103. The dates for this semester are:
Watch for an email and posters for topic and reminder. Recent papers read for BJC include:
- Kim and Logan. 2011. Hydrogen production from inexhaustible supplies of fresh and salt water using microbial reverse-electrodialysis electrolysis cells. PNAS.
- Moreau et al. 2011. Reproductive performance of alternative male phenotypes of growth hormone transgenic Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Evolutionary Applications.
- Brock et al. 2010. Primitive argiculture in a social amoeba. Nature.