Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University


Colloquium 230

Speaker Yasushi Hiromi (Professor emeritus, National Institute of Genetics)
Title Genetic dissection of scientific presentation
Date Tue., Nov 12, 2019, 16:00~17:30
Place 2F Seminar room, BioSystems Building
Host Toshie Kai (Professor, Laboratory of Germline Biology)
Tatsuo Fukagawa (Professor, Laboratory of Chromosome Biology)
Tel: 06-6879-4645
E-mail: fbs-kikaku[at]
Language English


Genetic dissection of scientific presentation

Scientific presentation is an integral component of research activity. Not only is it an occasion to disseminate research achievements, but also a great opportunity to obtain valuable feedback from the audience. But even when the presentation is prepared meticulously, it can result in depressing responses such as "I couldn't get the message" or "I couldn't follow the story at all". How does this happen? In this seminar I will describe potential causes of such responses by dissecting "structural components" of scientific presentations. Two essential components will be introduced: "Key Question" and "Perspective Frame". I will demonstrate how mutations (or variations) in such components can affect how the presentation will be perceived.