HIV Group Presentation

Guidelines for Group Presentations

 

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Topics to be covered

  1. General characteristics (for bacteria: Gram +/-, or for viruses: dsDNA, ssDNA, dsRNA, or ssRNA, taxonomy, morphology)
  2. History (how discovered, evolution, recent news)
  3. Pathogenicity (How does this microbe cause disease)
  4. Unique characteristics (ex: how microbe used by industry)
  5. Host(s) or environmental niche
  6. Life cycle
  7. Significance
  8. If cause disease: how diagnose and/or treat

Bold: should be covered in all presentations

Others: Student discretion (obviously you cannot cover everything

 

References

  • No less than 5 references
    • Each slide must contain an in-text reference, or a number representing reference example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • If you did not do it or create it, cite it
  • Any figures pictures, etc. you took somewhere else must be cited
  • Format of reference should be uniform throughout the presentation
  • Reference format
    • American society for Microbiology
        • Dworkin, M. 2000.  Introduction to the Myxobacteria, p.221-242. In: ProkaryoticDevelopment Ed. Y.S. Brun and L.J. Shimkets,  American Society for Microbiology Washington, D.C. (Book Chapter Example)
        • Plamann, L., A. Kuspa, and D. Kaiser. 1992.  Proteins that rescue A-signal defective mutants of MyxococcusxanthusJ. Bacteriol.  174:3311-3318. (Journal article example)
        • Neurospora Genome Project, Dartmouth Medical School, 2004. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~neurosporagenome/. (URL example)

Scientific names

  • First time mentioning it, write out the FULL NAME
    • Eg.
      • 1st time: Pantoeastewartiisubspecies stewartia
      • Afterwards: P. stewartii

Slide organization

  • Uniform text throughout the presentation
  • Not distracting visuals
  • Large enough font size to read
  • Easy to read
  • Avoid too much text
  • Make sure figures includes are focused, don’t include extremely pixelated figures, if you can’t read it, don’t include it
    • of good slides
      • Includes references and initials of which student did the work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • of a bad slide

 

Grading

  • Refer to Rubric
  • Group score
    • Within time limit, uniformity, practiced and reference slide at the end

Extra Credit

  • Well rehearsed, WOW FACTOR, well researched, answered allquestions correctly and thoroughly (25 points)
  • Includes one figure from a high impact journal (Nature communications, Science, Cell, PNAS, Plant Cell) relevant to the disease pathogenicity. Can answer questions related to that article and figure (25points)
  • Extra credit given is subject to the TA.
  • Follow ALL University Guidelines

 

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