ECM Faculty Focus
'Science is knowledge gained through repeated observation or experiment. It is communicated through publication of papers in journals. Science can only flourish if journals maintain minimal standards, and papers are read critically' - In this talk Professor David Vaux will propose ten rules of thumb for the presentation of data in publications that can also be used when interpreting other people's papers.
The talk will be illustrated by numerous examples of papers by high profile researchers in prestigious journals that would only have had some value had they been printed on more absorbent paper with perforated pages.
Professor David Vaux is an NHMRC Australia Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, La Trobe University. He has a medical degree from the University of Melbourne, and received a PhD from the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI). He was a Fellow in Pathology in Irving Weissman's lab at Stanford University, and ran a laboratory at WEHI from 1993 until he moved to La Trobe in 2006 to take up a Federation Fellowship.
His main research interest is the process of programmed cell death / apoptosis. Aside from his research, he is interested in issues of scientific integrity and public awareness of science. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a member of the Committee for Freedom and Responsibility in the Conduct of Science, a sub-committee of ICSU, the international council for science.
The details of the seminar are as follows:
Time: 12.30 pm
Date: Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Venue: Conference Room, Economics and Commerce Building Rm 373
For further information on the seminar please contact Bernard Callus on 6488 1107.
Magdalena Matuszczyk / [email protected] / 6488 4277