Journal Club on the Biological Sciences - University of Houston
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Reading peer-reviewed scientific articles can be challenging when you're just getting started. The Journal Club on the Biological Sciences is designed to give students the opportunity to read, evaluate, and discuss peer-reviewed articles.

Students can take advantage of this risk-free environment and join the conversation. Simply read the article in advance, and bring any questions or comments you have on the paper to the meeting. The students who chose the paper will present it to the group, and then we will discuss it. 

The theme for Fall 2021 is SARS-CoV-2 - Viral genome and particle structure. We will not be discussing Covid-19, the disease caused by this virus. Rather, we will focus on the genome of the virus, the structure of the viral capsid and coat proteins, and the mutations that lead to different coat proteins in the variants. 

The Journal Club has a public Team on Microsoft Teams called "Journal Club on the Biological Sciences." The first meeting of Fall 2021 will be in Room 212L of the MD Anderson Library.

Fall 2021 Meeting Dates: SARS-CoV-2 - Viral genome and particle structure

Thursday, September 9 at 4 p.m. -- September Article
Thursday, October 7 at 4 p.m. -- October Article
Thursday, November 4 at 4 p.m.

Journal Club Symposium 

Please join for all or part of these sessions to hear the journal article presentations. If you are interested in presenting, please contact Dr. Rita Sirrieh. Articles will be shared here as we get closer to the date.

Friday, October 15, 2-4 p.m., Large Classroom of Honors College

Articles for October Journal Club Symposium: 

Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3, and Paper 4

Friday, November 19, 2-4 p.m., Large Classroom of Honors College

Click HERE for Presenter Guidelines. 

Please contact Dr. Rita Sirrieh with questions about the Journal Club on the Biological Sciences or if you want to sign up to present an article.


Spring 2021 Meeting Dates:

Thursday, January 28 at 4 p.m. -- January Journal Article
Thursday, February 18 at 4 p.m. -- February Journal Article
Thursday, March 25 at 4 p.m. -- March Journal Article
Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m. -- April Journal Article

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Theme: Gut Microbiome and Human Health and Disease

Spring 2020 Theme: Receptors and Disease