Journal of Life Sciences (JoLS)

JoLS, a Journal of Life Sciences, is getting launched on June 1st 2019. JoLS is a postdoc community initiative and will be the first ever journal to be exclusively run and managed by postdocs! JoLS will provide postdocs the opportunity to obtain experience in reviewing, editing, managing, advising, and writing.
JoLS will provide professional peer-reviewed open access publications within the wide thematic scope of life science including all sub-disciplines.

The website is still under construction, http://www.journaloflifesciences.org/, but will soon be fully operational.

Feel free to spread the message among your post-docs and hang or hand-out our Flyer at your institute.

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HIV Cure Breaking News item

With great interest I’ve read the recent publication in Nature describing HIV remission following CCR5Δ32/32 allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT), for the 2nd time. In this case a less toxic treatment regime was used in contrast to the 1st patient (‘Berlin patient’) ~10 years ago, who almost died from the treatment. It further shows that the ‘Berlin patient’ was not an anomaly and HIV cure can be achieved after allo-HSCT. A step closer to finding a cure for HIV.

I briefly highlighted this new finding in a breaking news item on Immunopaedia, promoting immunology education worldwide.

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Completed Introduction to -omics Course

Online course (4-month) about the scope, analysis, and challenges of omics research, by Harvard Catalyst.

“Introduction to Omics Research is an online course designed to give participants an introduction to the principles, analytical methods, and challenges of omics research. The scope of the omics field will be explored, which includes genomics, epigenomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. This course will touch upon the need for a foundational understanding of managing large omics datasets as these skills have become imperative for researchers in biology and medicine.”

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Immunopaedia Ambassador

I started as an ambassador of Immunopaedia, promoting immunology education. This is a non-profit educational organization which aims to promote cutting edge knowledge and research in basic and clinical immunology worldwide.  They create and host online courses in partnership with the International Union of Immunological Societies (IUIS) and other bodies. These courses educate and support participants and students before and after Immunology conferences and courses world-wide.
My Ambassador profile.

 

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Completed the ‘Scientists Teaching Science’ Course

Just successfully completed the Harvard Medical School “Scientists Teaching Science” course.

This 9 week online course teaches about active learning, creating course objectives and test items, and improving your teaching, assessment, and communication techniques for students of all ages. It involves learning the best practices in science education, based on the latest research on teaching and learning used by model instructors around the world.

A great course that I would highly recommend to anybody interested in teaching or improving their teaching skills.

Link to the course: https://postdoc.hms.harvard.edu/STS-course

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