Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Journal Club Schedule

I attach the current schedule for your reference and diaries, and I will request you to attend the forum as far as possible. We hope to see active representation from each research group.

Also, we will be serving drinks and snacks at these meetings! I will be grateful if you could RSVP your attendance before each meeting for catering purposes.

18th June – Introductory meeting (already held, but due to the low turnout we will cover some items again in the next meeting on the 2nd July)

2nd July – Introductory meeting + Journal club/Ted talk Spikey – 4:00 to 5:30 pm
16th July – Paul Smith, Novartis(Industry v Academia) Small Cloud – 4.00 to 5.30 pm
30th July – SMD Summer BBQ at Charterhouse

13th August – Journal club/Ted talk Small Cloud – 4.00 to 5.30 pm
27th August – Journal Club/Ted talk Small Cloud – 4.00 to 5.30 pm

10th Sept – Journal club/Ted talk Small Cloud – 4.00 to 5.30 pm
24th Sept – Erica Whittaker (Using PhD in business) Small Cloud 4.00 to 5.30 pm

8th Oct – Journal Club – venue tbc
22nd Oct – Laura Camurri (Patent Searches) – venue tbc

With beat wishes!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Free lunch

On Tuesday 7th July the new Chairman of Council, Sir Nicholas Monatgu, will be visiting the ICMS. He would very much like to meet some Research Students and we have arranged for a FREE lunch, 1pm at the Innovation Centre.

Please do come along! It will be an excellent opportunity to meet Sir Nicholas and fellow research students. We are planning on setting up a student forum and would like your comments on what you would like to do and any ideas you have.

Could you please let me know if you are able to attend the free lunch by going to the following Doodle page:


Friday, 12 June 2009

Journal Club Update

Due to the tube strike the first journal club (museum visit) will now be held on Thursday 18th June at 3.30 followed by drinks and food in the small cloud

Library Service Information

Dear PhD students,

I am pleased to inform you that we have now set-up the centre library to encourage extra-curricular reading. As you would appreciate that we have limited space and staff resources, to start, I have set up an initial system for loans/ returns as below:

The library service will operate on a fortnightly basis on TUESDAYs starting from 16th June and then on 30th June, and henceforth recurring likewise…
- Location: Gavin Giovannoni’s office in ICMS building (ON-10, G-98)
- Timings: will be 10:30 – 11:00 AM.
- Duration of loans: 2 weeks
- At present, membership is only limited to PhD/ Research students.
- Please email me your requests for reservations.

As mentioned these are only start-up arrangements, and we will welcome your suggestion for improvement etc…
I sincerely hope that you will find this service useful.

Library List:

With best wishes!
s.pal@qmul.ac.uk Tel: 0207 882 8605 Fax: 0207 882 2180

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

First TED talk recommendation

Sir Ken Robinson



Lateral Thinking

I suggest you check this URL out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_thinking

and read the following book

'Handling large documents in Word' Training course for research students

I think this would be a very good course if you manage to get a place . . .

This course is being run at Mile End on the afternoons of 1st and 8th July. The course will run from 2 to 5pm. It is particularly suitable for students about to tackle their thesis! There are only 6 places available so please only sign up if you are really serious about attending this course. Computer services charge us for these courses so if you do not attend we will charge you.

To book a place please contact Tom Lister t.w.lister@qmul.ac.uk.

William Harvey Day Call for Abstracts


William Harvey Day 2009 is on Tuesday 20 October 2009
The abstract form and a covering note are at: http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/research/index.html

This is normally a really interesting day and a great chance to present your work. Don't forget that this can count towards your 70 hours personal development!

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Student Event - Museum Visit

A visit to the Royal London Hospital Museum has been arranged for Thursday 11th June at 3.30pm. This will be followed by some light refreshments in the small cloud. The website for the museum is shown below: