Journal Club (spring 2012)

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Journal Club is every other Thursday, from 12-13, in the small meeting room. Feel free to bring your lunch.

The schedule is indicated below. If it is your turn, please indicate the paper you are presenting by Monday and update the calendar accordingly. It can be any paper of scientific interest. Alternatively, you can also give tutorials on any scientific topic that may be of interest to other members of the group or invite an external speaker.


January 19

Sandra will present

February 2nd

Sven: "Connecting points by Smooth Connection Functions defines shapes in the smoothest possible way" (Paper)

March 2 (Friday at 2)

David will present the following paper

  1. Yang J, Benyamin B, McEvoy BP, Gordon S, Henders AK, Nyholt DR, Madden PA, Heath AC, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Goddard ME, and Visscher PM. Common SNPs explain a large proportion of the heritability for human height. Nat Genet 2010 Jul; 42(7) 565-9. doi:10.1038/ng.608 pmid:20562875. PubMed HubMed [yang2010]

March 15

Zoltán will present:

  1. Jasmin K and Casasanto D. The QWERTY effect: how typing shapes the meanings of words. Psychon Bull Rev 2012 Jun; 19(3) 499-504. doi:10.3758/s13423-012-0229-7 pmid:22391999. PubMed HubMed [aa]

March 29

Micha will talk about statistical analysis of rnaseq data, with the following papers:

  1. Bullard JH, Purdom E, Hansen KD, and Dudoit S. Evaluation of statistical methods for normalization and differential expression in mRNA-Seq experiments. BMC Bioinformatics 2010 Feb 18; 11 94. doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-94 pmid:20167110. PubMed HubMed [ab]
  2. Anders S and Huber W. Differential expression analysis for sequence count data. Genome Biol 2010; 11(10) R106. doi:10.1186/gb-2010-11-10-r106 pmid:20979621. PubMed HubMed [bb]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed HubMed

April 12

Tanguy will present

  1. Jones BF and Weinberg BA. Age dynamics in scientific creativity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2011 Nov 22; 108(47) 18910-4. doi:10.1073/pnas.1102895108 pmid:22065777. PubMed HubMed [bc]

April 26

Nadya is going to discuss following paper:

  1. Kolesov G, Wunderlich Z, Laikova ON, Gelfand MS, and Mirny LA. How gene order is influenced by the biophysics of transcription regulation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2007 Aug 28; 104(35) 13948-53. doi:10.1073/pnas.0700672104 pmid:17709750. PubMed HubMed [Kolesov]

May 24

Diana will present the following paper:

  1. Stephens R, Atkins J, and Kingston A. Swearing as a response to pain. Neuroreport 2009 Aug 5; 20(12) 1056-60. doi:10.1097/WNR.0b013e32832e64b1 pmid:19590391. PubMed HubMed [Stephens]

May 31

Aurélien will present:

8. The "impact factor" revisited Peng Dong, Marie Loh and Adrian Mondry*


June 7


June 21


July 5

July 19


Aging, Rejuvenation, and Epigenetic Reprogramming: Resetting the Aging Clock