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Short Talks

The purpose of the CQuB Short Talks is to create a forum for members to share knowledge that relates to center projects, to the foundation of quantitative biology, and/or the future directions of research. Short talk topics can be mini-tutorials on theory, tools, methodology, and/or cutting-edge technology. These short talks can be taught by faculty, fellows, postdocs, and graduate students. We encourage postdocs and graduate students to teach a tutorial as it can be used later as educational materials for teaching.

Content & Context

  • Topics will be crowdsourced from center members and affiliates. Please share topics you’d like covered or topics you’d like to present.
  • We will use the crowd-sourcing tool, Padlet. It will remain open over the year to collect new topics and has the ability to up-vote topics. Input from Center members will be solicited regularly.


  • Presenter ← → Audience [In Short Talks, the presenter will first instruct the audience, and then facilitate a discussion]
  • Audience members are strongly encouraged to ask questions and engage in discussion at a level that allows all Center members to understand and


  • This session is allotted one hour. Keep the lecture short and focused. Plan the talk to be 20 to 30-minutes without questions, and anticipate interruptions from the audience with questions. The lecture should be presented in a way that creates discussion, elicits curiosity, and spurs further questions from the audience. The remainder of the time is left to networking with each other.
  • Chalk-talk and slide presentations welcome.



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