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Addressing fundamental questions in plant science through synthetic biology

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Addressing fundamental questions in plant science through synthetic biology Recorded July 10, 2019  About This Webinar In this seminar, we examined the role that synthetic biology can play in answering fundamental questions in plant science. In studying plants for the past hundred years, we’ve…

Data visualization: optimizing data exploration and illustrative storytelling

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Data visualization: optimizing data exploration and illustrative storytelling Recorded May 21, 2019   About This Webinar The field of plant biology is undergoing a revolution due to the enormous amount of data that is being produced, either by high-throughput sequencing or non-destructive…

Maximizing the signal, decreasing the noise, Part 2: Skills for speaking and designing clearly

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Maximizing the signal, decreasing the noise, Part 2: Skills for speaking and designing clearly Recorded April 2019  About This Webinar In part 1 of the webinar, Professor Tobias Baskin introduced a philosophy for writing clearly based on recognizing that our words are read. In part 2, he extends…

Preparing your research story for peer review and publication

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Preparing your research story for peer review and publication Recorded Mary 2019   About this Webinar Considering how important writing is to a career in science, many scientists receive little formal training in the writing process. In this seminar, Mary shares tips to help overcome common…

Intentionally Building and Cultivating a Diverse Team

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Intentionally Building and Cultivating a Diverse Team Recorded May 15, 2019 About This Webinar Diversity in teams drives creativity and innovation, and it delivers better results. In this webinar, we explore the wide range of dimensions of diversity in the sciences and discuss how to be intentional…

Maximizing the signal, decreasing the noise; Writing skills for communicating clearly

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Maximizing the signal, decreasing the noise; Writing skills for communicating clearly Recorded March 14, 2019   About This Webinar This seminar introduces Professor Tobias Baskin’s writing philosophy in the form of a set of guidelines for writing clearly that is based on how people read. In…

Giving and Receiving Feedback: Constructive Follow-up

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Giving and Receiving Feedback: Constructive Follow-up Recorded March 2019  About This Webinar Giving and receiving feedback are not easy tasks for most of us. Yet they are necessary in helping us improve and communicate our goals. Often we avoid both giving and receiving feedback, but this will…

Transforming Pixels to Millimeters: Geometric Camera Calibration

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Transforming Pixels to Millimeters: Geometric Camera Calibration Recorded November 29, 2018   About This Webinar  The affordability and ubiquity of cameras have led to their increasing use in many disciplines. In plant phenomics, it is common to see experimental data based on image-derived…

Prioritization and Work / Life Balance: Do Less, Work Better

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Prioritization and Work / Life Balance: Do Less, Work Better Recorded November 2018  About This Webinar Work/life balance is important to our society regardless of gender. Many professionals today are experiencing the “sandwich” effect—taking care of a family as well as aging parents. In…