PURPOSE: the Research pages are intended to be a continuous update of your research progress and highlights. You results & brief analysis will go here but not the details of how you did it (e.g. the methods). Think of it as a sort of highlights of results page so that Dr. B and the mentors can quickly check on your progress.

Whenever you get an image, graph or piece of data – post it to your Research Page. Sharing failed results is encouraged because they facilitate understanding of the science and will help others as they overcome hurdles in their projects.



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2 Weeks Blocks layout

In general your progress will be assessed every 2 weeks (lab hours, research progress, wikispaces updates).
However, it is best to get in the habit of updating this continuously - as you get a result in lab - upload it to your research page. Then clean it up the day it is due.
Week 1 8/24 (Wed) - 8/28 (Sun)
Week 2 8/29 (Mon)- 9/4 (Sun)
Week 3 9/5- 9/11
Week 4 9/12- 9/18
Week 5 9/19- 9/25
Week 6 9/26- 10/2
Week 7 10/3- 10/9
Week 8 10/10- 10/16
Week 9 10/17- 10/23
Week 10 10/24 - 10/30
Week 11 10/31 - 11/6
Week 12 11/7 - 11/13
Week 13 11/14 - 11/20
Week 14 11/21 - 11/27
Week 15 11/28 - 12/4
Week 16 12/5- 12/11

Guidelines for posting on Research Pages:
  • Put a line and 'Week 1&2', 'Week 3&4', etc.
    • put a horizontal line after each section so you can tell where each begins or ends (there is a menu item in GDrive for this)

  • Post in reverse chronological order (newest stuff on top - so we don't have to scroll down so much)

Albert Einstein Research Page 2016

Week 5&6

Figure. Bla Bla Bla

Analysis: ........

Week 3&4


Figure. Bla Bla Bla

Analysis: ........

Week 1&2


Figure. Bla Bla Bla

Analysis: ........

  • Make your images a decent size
  • Include captions or text describing the image or images
  • Don't post links to files-
    • Post images by uploading them (keep files in your Google Docs)
    • Use the 'snipping' tool if necessary to get a small screen shot of what you want to show - but often you want to save the raw data image in your GDrive

Your WikiPage should have images: gels (well annotated) and other images of research like graphs and tables of date (not just text!)
  • examples of things to include:
    • Transformation plates
    • nanodrop images
    • RE digest gel
    • PCR gel images
    • yields from Midiprep
    • yields from protein purification
    • tables of absorbance values, bar graphs of enzyme activity
    • vitrual screening results tables (e.g. Top 10 results)
    • PyMol images of top 1 or 2 docked ligands
    • etc.

  • Captions: you should have enough information in the caption to let the reader (Dr. B) understand what it is.
  • Brief analysis of the result (e.g. 1-2 sentences of why it did or didn't work, next steps, etc.).

Summer VDSers


Instructions for Creating Your Research Page:

1. On VDS Google Drive:

  • Under your student folder (make one if not done already), create a Google Doc and name it: UTEID_FirstNameLastInitial_ResearchPage
    • note this one has the UTEID - but the one below does not need it.....
    • e.g. XYZ42_DianeC_ResearchPage

  • Share the document with Dr. B by putting in the Research Pages folder as well as your own folder:
    • Go back to your student folder, select the document, and hit SHIFT+Z
    • An "Add To" selection will pop up. Select "Research Pages" and hit "Add"

2. On the VDS WikiSpaces

  • Login to WikiSpaces and create a page (the option is on the left hand navigation bar)
  • Name the page: FirstNameLastInitial_ResearchPage2015 (e.g. DianeC_ResearchPage2015)
  • Go to your new WikiSpaces page and hit "Edit"
  • At the top of the editing page, click widget and select "Other HTML"
  • Copy and paste this code to the text box: <iframe width='1000' height='900' frameborder='0' src='REPLACE_THIS'></iframe>
  • Replace ONLY the red text with the shareable link of the Google Docs you created in step 1

    • - make sure anyone with the link can view

  • Hit 'Save' to save the code. 'Save' the draft of WikiSpaces page. Your Google Docs should appear on your WikiSpaces Page.

3. Edit this page:

  • Below these instructions, add your WikiSpaces page title to the list (FirstNameLastInitial_ResearchPage2015)
  • Highlight your page title and hit "Link"
  • Under "Page Name," search for your WikiSpaces page. Select and hit "Add Link"
  • Save the edits to the page, and make sure your link works!