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Moving some of our lab blog posts to GQW

From this semester onwards, the article synopses related to G-quadruplexes, which used to be posted in the blog in our lab website will be posted here. This is partly in preparation from transitioning away from the .Mac service (where the website is still hosted) since it will stop working in June of this year. In addition, using this blog is likely to increase the exposure of our posts as evidenced by the previous post. I’ll be announcing other changes in our web related activities soon.

In the meantime, continue to follow the guidelines in preparing your article synopses and postings:

An appropriate synopsis and comment should contain the following elements (1-3 for the blogger and 1-4 for the commenter):

  1. A brief synopsis of the article’s central idea (rationale, finding). In this part of your comment you must address explicitly the following issues: (a) What is the significance of the article? (b) How novel are the results? (c) Is the length of the manuscript appropriate to its contents? (c) What would you have done differently regarding this issue?
  2. A critical assessment of the experimental methods & techniques. In this part of your comment you must address explicitly the following issues: (a) Did the authors performed appropriate control experiments? (b) Are the conclusions supported by the results? (c) Are the references appropriate and correct? (d) Whenever applicable, is the characterization provided for new compounds appropriate with regard to identity and purity? (e) What would you have done differently regarding this issue?
  3. A critical assessment of the narrative. In this part of your comment you must addressexplicitly the following issues: (a) Is the narrative engaging? (b) Was the problem put in the proper perspective? (c) Did the authors do a good job explaining the significance of their findings? (d) What would you have done differently regarding this issue?
  4. A constructive criticism of the blogger’s synopsis. In this part of your comment you must address explicitly the following issues: (a) Was the synopsis well written (spelling and grammar)? (b) Could a person with a general knowledge of chemistry be able to grasp the fundamentals of the article being discussed? (c) Did the blogger addressed the issues i-iii of these guidelines? (d) What do you think of the blogger’s pictorial representation of the article? (e) Did the blogger used supplementary material to aid in the understanding of his/her synopsis (e.g. hyperlinks)  (d) What advice can you give to the blogger to improve his/her future synopses?
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  1. Caleb
    April 27, 2012 at 20:26

    Very cool website! I like the idea of G4 one-stop shop it will make my life a lot easier, being I am a graduate student of LH Hurley.

    • supramolecular
      April 28, 2012 at 14:09

      Thanks for the feedback. I’m happy other people (besides my group) find it useful. I’m currently working to increase the frequency of postings to at least once a week. We’ll see how it goes…

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