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Radical Focus

By |2020-04-22T13:42:09+02:00March 22nd, 2019|

Radical Focus: Achieving Your Most Important Goals with Objective and Key Results Author: Christina R. Wodtke This book shows a method for how you can organise your work and focus you attention to what is important. This is done with: Objective & Key Results = OKRs These are short statements of [...]

Hive Talk Board: A Smarter Literature Review with Gabrielle Beans

By |2018-11-27T11:15:03+01:00November 27th, 2018|

A Smarter Literature Review with Gabrielle Beans Hive Talk Snippet Gabrielle presented the challenge of how to do a better, unbiased literature review when the literature is over 10,000 scientific articles. The conversation quickly turned to network approaches and some previous work by Icelabbers on tracking the evolution of scientific [...]

Hive Talk Board: Micro Loans and Crowdfunding in the Charity Space with Ludvig Lizana

By |2018-11-27T11:15:56+01:00November 22nd, 2018|

Micro Loans and Crowdfunding in the Charity Space with Ludvig Lizana Hive Talk Snippet Ludvig began our season of hive talks with a presentation of the kiva loan data [www.kiva.org] that contains information on over a million microloans. The ensuing discussion focused on identifying patterns that might be present in [...]


By |2020-04-22T13:54:48+02:00November 5th, 2018|

Ignorance: How it drives science Author: Stuart Firestein This book has new take on ignorance — what we as a scientific community don’t know. Overall, the book club members enjoyed reading it, and we had several interesting discussions about science and our ignorance. Here are some of our key takeaways. First, knowledge [...]

The Genome Contact Map Explorer

By |2018-07-02T09:58:33+02:00June 20th, 2018|

The genome contact map explorer: a tool to find patterns in piles of DNA contact data The problem Every chromosome in our cells is a long polymer that is packaged and folded in particular ways. Researchers don’t exactly know how, but it is clear that it is not a random [...]

Cell Biology Pitches: Tumors, Imaging, Tissue Formation and Genotoxins

By |2018-11-19T15:25:12+01:00June 5th, 2018|

Cell Biology Pitches: Tumors, Imaging, Tissue Formation and Genotoxins A new twist on an IceLab classic Adapted from IceLab’s popular lunch pitches, we recently hosted an Open Project Pitch session at the KBC Cell Biology Symposium, May 30-31 2018. Similarly to the Lunch Pitches, speakers were asked to pick a [...]

What’s your message?

By |2020-04-22T13:57:43+02:00June 4th, 2018|

What’s your message? Public speaking with twice the impact, using half the effort. Author: Cam Barber This book debunks several myths about public speaking and gives handy tips on how to structure, practise and deliver a talk. Overall, the book was highly appreciated by the members of the book club. The [...]

Spatial distribution of ancient marine faunas

By |2018-06-08T14:46:12+02:00June 4th, 2018|

Spatial distribution of ancient marine faunas The problem Organisms living in the same region are what defines a biogeographic province, or bioprovince.  Finding the boundaries between these bioprovinces is an important part of understanding how animals respond to natural and human-induced climate change.  Glancing back to the mid-Cretaceous period of [...]

Zero-crossing statistics: keep the bridge from falling down

By |2018-05-04T12:32:31+02:00May 4th, 2018|

Zero-crossing statistics for non-Markovian time series The problem A bridge subjected to irregular loads will gradually be damaged. If it is not maintained, disastrous consequences will follow. It’s important, then, to know when maintenance is needed.  If we know the mean number of loads within a given time interval as [...]

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