Postdocs + HSLS MolBio = “How-To” Talks

Postdocs: don’t miss a unique opportunity to expand your teaching portfolio! Request a time slot in the third round of Postdoc “How-To” Talks now being scheduled for this fall.

The “How-To” Talks are a collaboration between the Molecular Biology Information Service (MBIS) of HSLS, the Center for Postdoctoral Affairs in the Health Sciences, and of course, all of you biomedical postdocs.



Modeled after the MBIS workshops, instructors are encouraged to teach a 1–2 hour workshop to a class of up to 24 attendees. The specific topic is chosen by the presenter, but should be a “how-to” style talk rather than a seminar. The MBIS will work with the postdoc to create a workshop that is both a positive teaching experience and instructive to attendees. The session is open to all interested attendees:  grad students, fellow postdocs, principal investigators, lab techs, clinicians, even friends and relatives.

Please note that the topic can be ANYTHING related to health sciences, not specifically molecular biology or bioinformatics.

Topics from previous “How-To” Talks include: histology image processing using Photoshop, CV preparation, choosing matrices for 3D cell culture, DNA/RNA immunoprecipitation & NGS, correlation of methylation profiles w/expression data, CRISPR, UNIX for biologists, ethics of scientific image manipulation, and protein expression analysis.

All postdoc instructors will receive feedback, a letter of acknowledgement from the HSLS library director, and an optional digital recording of their session with the option to have it posted on the HSLS YouTube channel. If you’ve already presented, feel free to participate again. However, preference will be given to new instructors.

For more information, please contact MBIS.

~Carrie Iwema