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Getting the most out of RNA-seq data with expVIP with Cristobal Uauy

In this seminar, we discuss the use of expVIP, an expression Visualisation and Integration Platform, which allows easy analysis of RNA-seq data combined with an intuitive and interactive visualisation interface. Users can analyse public and user-specified datasets with minimal bioinformatics knowledge…

Talking about talking about plant science with Professor Daniel Chamovitz

Dr. Chamovitz is a sought-after speaker and science commentator. His 2012 book What a Plant Knows has been published in 13 languages, was voted Top 10 in Amazon and is often referred to in discussions on plant senses and intelligence. He has been interviewed in newspapers and magazines around the…

Images for Impact – How-to tips. Created for the Plantae Seminar Series

Earlier this year I gave a Plantae seminar on "Images for Impact" - simple, free tips about how to source and create images to use in your science writing and communicating. Here is the text of the handout I created to accompany the seminar. You can get this as a PDF here. The recorded webinar is here.…

Talking Plants: Plant Science Communication in a Digital World with Claire Hopkins

About This Seminar In this seminar, Claire Hopkins will cover the basics, challenges, and joys of communicating plant science to the public. She will offer simple tips for improving your communication skills in any setting while explaining the advantages of various methods and digital platforms. She…

Ask Me Anything: Plant Science Careers in Industry with Phil Taylor, Kelly Gillespie, and Matt Lingard

Three scientists discuss their experiences with industry careers and the different opportunities they have had working at Monsanto. Participants were invited to pre-submit their questions when they registered, and additional questions were addressed during the seminar. About the speakers: Phil…

Images for Impact with Mary Williams

Whether you’re Tweeting or teaching, well-designed images increase the impact of your message. It’s easy to make high-quality images for use in science communication (whether social media, blogs, infographics, animations, teaching or research) simply using tools available in PowerPoint. Mary Williams,…

The Power of the 3 Minute Thesis: How to talk about your thesis in three minutes with Rishi Masalia

In this seminar, we discuss how to craft a short, effective science communication talk for a general audience. Although this event is structured around the internationally recognized 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, which is organized and run by the University of Queensland , the skills learned here…

Career Planning for Plant Scientists with Sarah Blackford

Planning your career is a bit of a contradiction in terms since it is hard to plan something which is influenced by so many other outside factors. However, theories suggest that there are particular factors and activities, dispositions and strategies which can help you to develop and progress your career…