chalk talk CHALK TALK

“CBI Chalk Talk” is
• An informal monthly research and pizza series featuring CBI laboratories
• A great way to meet and stay in touch with the CBI community
• Wednesdays 12:15 - 1:15 in 1634 LGRT (Math Lounge)
• Chem797C -- A required course for CBI students; please register every semester.

Congratulations to the winners of the chalk talk prizes: Karan Hingorani, Best Molecule; Erika Saffer, Best Presentation; Nick Borotto, Best Press Release!

2011 - 2012 Chalk Talk Schedule (pdf)

Fall 2011
Date Groups Press Releases
September 14 Lila Gierasch & Craig Martin Gierasch Group
Luis Ramirez/Martin Group
October 12 Nate Schnarr & Bob Weis Gitanjeli Prasad/Schnarr Group
November 9 Peter Chien & Thai

Joanne Lau/Chien Group
Krishna Reddy Raghupathi & Jiaming Zhuang/Thai Group

December 7

CBI Molecule Workshop
ISB 321

All students enrolled in Chalk Talk should attend
Spring 2012
January 25 Surita Bhatia & Greg Tew

Erika Saffer/Bhatia Group
Brittany deRonde & Abhigyan Som/Tew Group

February 15 Sue Roberts & Richard Vachet Sarah Wilson/Roberts Group
Nick Borotto/Vachet Group
March 14 Jim Chambers & Mike Maroney

Rosie Combs-Bachmann/ Chambers Group
Heidi Hu & Crisjoe Joseph/Maroney Group

April 11 Trainees: Mylene Ferrolino, Luis Ramirez-Tapia, Whitney Stoppel Mylene Ferrolino/Gierasch Group
Luis Ramirez-Tapia/Martin Group
Whitney Stoppel/Roberts Group

Chalk Talk format:
12:15 - 12:45 = group 1
Faculty 10 min with chalk & Q/A
Student 10 min with 3 slide limit & Q/A
12:45 - 1:15 = group 2
Faculty 10 min with chalk & Q/A
Student 10 min with 3 slide limit & Q/A
1:15 = pizza
The goal is for everyone to learn something from the talks and discussions, to catch the excitement of the questions, promise of the approaches, etc.

Chalk Talks bring the CBI community together on a monthly basis to discuss ongoing research in CBI laboratories. Each meeting provides the opportunity for two research groups to present their work. Chalk Talks are normally structured so that research groups from different home departments present in the same session. The goal is to engage members from all of the CBI affilliated departments in order to convey the key problems and approaches encountered by each research group to the wider research community at the chemistry-biology interface.

Chalk Talk Press Release:
Presenting students submit a "Press Release" one week before the Talk (≤ 150 words + figure) that explains what's exciting about your project, written for non-specialists (eg level of Scientific American or NY Times science section). Get people interested and primed for your talk! Get some feedback from your peers and advisor to help you make your Press Release cool!

Chalk Talk awards:
Every July we will award presenting students with the CBI Award in Scientific Communication from that year's Chalk Talk series (1 for Press Release, 1 for Chalk Talk).

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2011 CBI Awards in Scientific Communication! Student Press Release Awards went to David Griffin, Adriana Kita and Fabian Romano Chernac; Charley Swofford won the Student Chalk Talk Award; Joanne Lau and Luis Ramirez-Tapia won the prizes for Best CBI Molecules!

Previous Chalk Talks:

2010 - 2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007 | 2005-2006 | 2004-2005 | 2003-2004 | 2002-2003 | 2001-2002 | 2000-2001 | 1999-2000 | 1998-1999 | 1997-1998 | 1996-1997 | 1996 | 1995