The aim of this proseminar is to obtain an overview and introduction to some of the fundamental topics in bioinformatics.
In the first session of the proseminar, we will provide an overview over the topics to be discussed in the seminar and then the topics will be assigned to the participants. Each participant will be provided with one or more papers on their topic. In addition, participants are expected to also survey the literature so as to identify additional papers that are useful for their topic.
Each participant will give a 25 minute oral presentation, followed by questions and discussion, and then feedback. Sessions will be chaired by a participant of the seminar. In addition, each participant will provide a write-up of their topic (~12 pages) in which they present the content of their presentation in their own words.
Grading will be based on the quality of the oral presentation. The quality of the writeup and the level of participation in discussions will used to push the grade up or down. Participation in all sessions is mandatory.
To ensure a high quality of presentations and write-ups, each participant must discuss their presentation with their supervisor at least one week before the scheduled presentation.
- Topics are handed out in class.
- Students are first required to determine literature and other sources that are suitable to address their topic. The result of the literature search should be discussed with the tutor before students starts working on their report and presentation.
- The first page of the report and the first slide should contain the title of the seminar and the presentation, the student's name and email address and the tutor's name and the date.
- If figures, formulations or whole sentences are taken verbally from the references it has to be marked as a citation; this is also the case if the reference is a WWW document, there the exact url and the author of the text have to be cited.
- Presentation and report in English.
- The quality of the presentation and the report will be assessed on content and presentation and a total grade will be given by the tutors.