BIOC 530 Student Seminar Course

2023W Course Coordinators:

Drs. Lindsay Eltis and Ethan Greenblatt

BIOC 530 Schedule 2023-2024

BIOC 530 Introduction 2023 – contains important info and tips

Forms: BIOC 530 Evaluation Forms will be sent as a weekly survey for each presenter.

    • All students must attend the BIOC 530 seminar for the duration of their graduate program (see Program Summary).
    • The Graduate Coordinator will register students
    • Participation and attendance in the first two years is worth 3 credits towards degree requirement. You will be registered for three terms in this course, however, you attend classes for a minimum four terms to receive a grade.
    • Student evaluations are collected from each Friday class. Grad program staff, will send out a weekly survey and comments will be collected and sent to presenters.
    • Attendance of BMBDG Seminars. After a seminar you write and submit summaries, which are part of the BIOC 530 course requirements.
    • Second and third year students will present in the fall, Term 1; first year students will present in Term 2.
    • PhD students in their third year of graduate studies will present first. Third year PhD’s are eligible for the S H Zbarsky Scholarship, (current value  is $3,500). The Zbarsky award recipient is the student, who presents the best seminar as determined by a ballot of their peers.
    • Students are encouraged to also present a seminar in their fourth year of graduate studies, if we have space available.
    • The Graduate Program Coordinator and the course administrators will contact you in August/September to notify you of your presentation date and to obtain your seminar titles.
    • Reminder: PhD candidates who already hold a MSc degree are not required to register but are required to attend.
    •  For BMBDG Seminar summary submissions, provide your name, year of study, date and seminar title (presenter) at the top of the page. example 1, example 2, & example 3
      Submit 4 for each term. For each speaker, write a single paragraph of up to 250 words (230-270). 10% of grade
      Focus on the scientific content of the seminar, not the style of the speaker.
      In 2-3 sentences identify the problem the speaker is addressing and summarize the key message(s) or conclusion(s) that the speaker delivered.
      In 1 to 2 sentences, summarize the new information that you learned from the seminar.