February 11, 2016

Preliminary Course Schedule (2016)

Logan Science Journalism Program at the MBL

Biomedical Hands-On Research Course

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Wednesday, May 25: Arrivals and Dinner

Fellows arrive. MBL’s Diana Kenney will meet fellows who arrive in time for dinner in the Swope Center Dining Room at 6:00 PM.

Thursday, May 26: Laboratory Orientation

8:00 AM:    Breakfast
9:00 AM:    Welcome and Orientation

  • Welcome
  • Introduction of fellows, course faculty, and staff
  • Overview of fellowship requirements, etc.
  • Walking tour of MBL facilities and Woods Hole

12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Biomedical fellows to lab; discussion of goals for program
3:00 PM:    Tour of the lab, instrumentation, quantitative pipetting, introduction to critters
6:00 PM:    Dinner
7:00 PM:    Meet the Scientists: Biomedical Course Directors: Brad Shuster and Phong Tran

Friday, May 27

8:00 AM:   Breakfast and Meet the Scientist: Talk by a guest scientist on a topic related to the biomedical fellowship
9:00 AM:    Discussion and Lab Work
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Discussion and Lab
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Jin Nishikawa and Sumathi Reddy crop 2015 Credit_RachaelBuchanan350

Photo credit: Rachael Buchanan

Saturday, May 28

7:30 AM:    Breakfast
8:30 AM:    Discussion and Lab
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Discussion and Lab
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Sunday, May 29

7:30 AM:    Coffee in Woods Hole
9:00 AM:    Lab
12:00 PM:   Brunch at Swope; informal talk with guest scientist
1:00 PM:     Discussion and Lab
6:00 PM:    Dinner in Woods Hole (Swope is closed)

Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day)

8:00 AM:    Breakfast
Rest of day free

Tuesday, May 31

8:00 AM:    Breakfast and Meet the Scientist: Talk by guest scientist
9:00 AM:    Lab
10:15 AM:  Lab Discussion: Policy and politics of science
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Lab; prepare mini-symposium presentations
6:00 PM:    Dinner
8:00 PM:    Back to lab

Sea urchin embryos (prism phase). Image by MBL Logan Science Journalism

Sea urchin embryos (prism phase). Image by Logan Science Journalism Fellows.

Wednesday, June 1

8:00 AM:    Breakfast and informal Q/A with guest scientist
9:30 AM:    Collecting trip on RV Gemma followed by tour of the MBL Marine Resources Center
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Lab; prepare mini-symposium presentations
6:00 PM:    Dinner
8:00 PM:    Post-dinner relaxation at the Captain Kidd

Thursday, June 2

7:30 AM:   Breakfast
8:30 AM:   Discussion and Lab (or Gemma trip if rain date needed)
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:30 PM:    SJP fellows mini-symposium
6:00 PM:    Cocktails and lobster boil for fellows, staff, faculty, and scientists

Friday, June 3

7:30 AM:    Breakfast
9:00 AM:    Deep Dive Session: Topic to be announced
12:00 PM:  Lunch
1:00 PM:    Deep Dive Session: Topic to be announced
6:00 PM:    Dinner

Saturday, June 4

Breakfast
10:00 AM:  Check out of Swope and depart Woods Hole