To be a Scientist: Perspectives and Essential Skills

Framing the Critical Concepts in Modern Biology: A Historical Perspective for Spring 2013
Course code 3024410
Credits three ( lectures: 3 hr per week)
Organizer Dr. Tien-Hsien Chang
Classes given in Lectures, student presentations, and group discussions(in English)
Evaluation Assignement, presentation and report
Reference 1. Stuart Firestein(2012) Ignorance: How It Drives Science
2. W. I. B. Beveridge (1957) The Art of Scientific Investigation.
Time 1:30‐4:20 pm, every Thursday
Place 1Fl Auditorium, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica

 

  Date Tentative Topics (subject to change)
pre‐talk 1/28
09:30‐11:30
How to write a fundable proposal‐I
pre‐talk 1/31
09:30‐11:30
How to write a fundable proposal‐II
3. 02/21 Introduction and lectures on essential skills
4. 02/28 peaceful memorial day(Break)
5. 03/07 Lectures on essential skills (continued)
6. 03/14 Lectures on essential skills (continued)
7. 03/21 Lectures on essential skills (continued)
8. 03/28 Lectures on proposal writing and dissection of model proposals
9. 04/04 Children's Day(Break)
10. 04/11 Group discussion of formulating specific aims
11. 04/18 Mid‐Term Exam
12. 04/25 Presentation of specific aims and group discussions
13. 05/02 Student presentation of selected scientists and their key experiments
14. 05/09 Student presentation of selected scientists and their key experiments
15. 05/16 Student presentation of selected scientists and their key experiments
16. 05/23 Student presentation of selected scientists and their key experiments
Dialogues with invited scientists on their career paths
17. 05/30 Dialogues with invited scientists on their career paths
18. 06/06 Final Term