Archive for July, 2011
The time has come to move again – though, in this case, it’s just a geographic move. From August I’ll be living in Manchester, CT (great cheeseburgers and lovely cycle routes) and will continue to work remotely for NCGC. I’ll be travelling to DC every month or so. The rest of the time I’ll be working from Connecticut.
Being new to the area, it’d be great to meet up over a beer, with people in the surrounding areas (NY/CT/RI) doing cheminformatics, predictive modeling and other life science related topics (any R user groups in the area?). If anybody’s interested, drop me a line (comment, mail or @rguha).
With the 2011 Fall ACS meeting coming up in Denver next month, CINF will be hosting another round of lightning talks – 8 minutes to talk about anything related to cheminformatics and chemical information. As before, these talks won’t be managed via PACS, as a result of which we are taking short abstracts between July 14 and Aug 14.We hope that we’ll get to hear about interesting and recent stuff. Remember, this is meant to be a fun event so be creative! (You can see slides from the first run of this session last year).
The full announcement is below:
For the 2011 Fall meeting in Denver (Aug 28 – Sep 1), CINF will be running an experimental session of lightning talks – short, strictly timed talks. The session does not have a specific topic, however, all talks should be related to cheminformatics and chemical information. One of the key features of this session is that we will not be using the traditional ACS abstract submission system, since that system precludes the inclusion of recent work in the program.
So, since we will be accepting abstracts directly, the expectation is that they be about recent work and developments, rather than rehashes of year-old work. In addition, talks should not be verbal versions of posters submitted for this meeting. Given the short time limits we don’t expect great detail – but we are expecting compact and informative presentations.
That’s the challenge.
- Talks should be no longer than 8 minutes in length. At 8 minutes, you will be asked to stop.
- Use as many slides as you want, as long as you can finish in 8 minutes
- Talks should not be rehashes of poster presentations
- Talks will run back to back, and questions & discussion will be held of off until the end
If you haven’t participated in these types of talks before here are some suggestions:
- No more than three slides for a 5 minute talk (but if you can pull of 20 slides in 8 minutes, more power to you)
- Avoid slides with too much text (and don’t paste PDF’s of papers!)
- A single chart per slide and make sure labels are readable at a distance
1:30pm, Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Submissions run from July 14 to Aug 14
Room 112, Colorado Convention Center
- Send in an abstract of about 100 – 120 words to email@example.com
- We will let you know if you will be speaking by Aug 21 and we will need slide decks by Aug 24
- You must be registered for the meeting
- Note that the usual publication/copyright rules apply
- We will encourage live blogging and tweets (if we have net access)