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Biotweeps - Brittany 2h
Replying to @feedly @evernote
Mostly have journal table of contents/pubmed keyword searches as RSS feeds in -love it gets those out of email, into nice format across devices where I can easily save, share, etc (& directly to notebks). Also see articles might otherwise miss on twitter, etc.
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Biotweeps - Brittany 2h
This afternoon let's share tips with one another. Over lunch... How do you keep up with the literature: (please leave comments on tools, etc. you like or any general suggestions)
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Biotweeps - Brittany 2h
Replying to @evernote
Most of & analysis I do is , huge fan. For final analyses (what goes in paper), I save script that EXACTLY reproduces analysis from raw data. Ideally this goes in a github repo, is included with manuscript
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Biotweeps - Brittany 2h
Replying to @evernote
I have a paper notebook I carry around for notes, etc., but since I am I keep an electronic notebook ( -syncs across devices, paid subscription has security, etc.) so I can include figures, thoughts, links to code etc.
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Biotweeps - Brittany 2h
Did these results surprise anyone?
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Biotweeps - Brittany 4h
Replying to @biotweeps
I'm going to step away for a bit (Friday morning lab meeting!), but while I'm gone, please share other opportunities, tips, etc. for the of . What has been valuable for you?
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Biotweeps - Brittany 4h
Replying to @HAEdOutreach
: don't be nervous to mentor students earlier in their then you. I've learned so much by partnering with BioTrain interns. Kind of like the medical school adage: See one, do one, teach one. If you want to really understand something, it
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Biotweeps - Brittany 4h
Find a community (communities) that emulate the development skills you want to work on and get integrated!
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Biotweeps - Brittany 4h
Less structured development opportunities: participating in journal clubs, reviewing manuscripts, helping organize workshops and conferences, guest lecturing--all ways to practice the of .
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Biotweeps - Brittany 4h
There are also probably meetups in your city focused on different skill sets. I am a member of (). They host , seminars, social lunches, hands-on workshops. Great way to meet both in and other fields.
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Biotweeps - Brittany 4h
societies also fantastic resources for networking and development. I have been a member of and for several years. Great that have career development sessions (eg. ) Don't miss these opportunities!
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Biotweeps - Brittany 4h
Are also workshops and courses you can apply to travel to. As a I was fortunate to be able to go to 'Postdoctoral Preparation Institute' on a travel award: Panels about career paths, sessions on online profiles, etc. Excellent program!
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Biotweeps - Brittany 5h
Replying to @hudsonalpha @UABNews
How to 'get' dev? Some training progs have courses: Here are invited to take 'Lab Management' course So useful thinking about business of (budgets, conflict management, etc.)
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Biotweeps - Brittany 5h
Replying to @TalkstoFish
Yikes! So glad for the backups. I use an automatic backup service that runs in the background. Haven't needed it yet *knocks on wood* but I sleep better knowing it is there.
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Biotweeps - Brittany 5h
Replying to @biotweeps
development (and as a career!) is also about learning how to be a good /mentee, 'soft skills' like conflict resolution/how to communicate well, ethics, time management, etc. At its core, it is the process of 'leveling up' as a professional
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Biotweeps - Brittany 5h
I've heard of labs (there is one at my Institute) that use as a kind of lab memory/instant messenger all wrapped in one. Do you mind sharing what kind of information exchange you use slack for?
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Biotweeps - Brittany 5h
This morning I'd like to start with a discussion about development. Profdev is at its core about improving professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness. As a member of the profession of , it isn't just about amassing knowledge
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Biotweeps - Brittany 5h
Replying to @EcoLaurenY
With , do you have colleagues or collaborators that contribute to your repos frequently?
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Biotweeps - Brittany 5h
Replying to @EcoLaurenY
Thanks for sharing!
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Biotweeps - Brittany 5h
Replying to @nursyahirahnsd
Hi-depends on the context (i.e. would be different for a sequence from a swab in the cafeteria or a known cancer gene for a clinical patient). However, general things that could be included might be how conserved is the gene, if human-likely pathogenic variants?
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