06.02.2018

Information and guidelines about the research seminar

Organized by the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, the weekly research seminar series is scheduled by default for Thursday, 14.00 h sharp, and takes place in auditorium YAA303. Additional seminars may be organized any time. The regular seminar season starts normally in the second half of September and lasts until May. Seminars are advertised both on the personnel’s and student’s e-mail list as well as on several advertisement boards.

Info for undergraduate students attending the seminar

Undergraduate students should enrol in the course “BENS9111 Tutkijaseminaari, Research Seminar”. Only students enrolled in the course can be given points. Participation in 15 seminars entitles to 1 ECTS. Undergraduate students get an additional participation point for a written summary of the seminar presentation. Summaries must be written concisely in either Finnish or English (font size: 12, line space: max. 1.5) and should be at least one page long (min. 400 words). Summaries should be returned within a week via email to one of the seminar organizers.

A list of all registered students will be circulated in the auditorium at the beginning of each session and you need to sing the list to get credits. Note that the names on the list will match to those registered and used in Korppi. If you have not yet registered to the course and your name is not on the list (but you wish to get credits) write your name clearly in  the space given and also sign it. You should use or indicate the name used in Korppi. If you are registered and you wrote your name clearly on the list but still have not received your points, then contact one of the seminar organizers. When attending a doctoral defense, students can get two points but they need to make sure that someone is collecting their name.

Info for doctoral students attending the seminar

Doctoral students should enrol in the course “BENS9111Tutkijaseminaari, Research Seminar”. Participation in 15 seminars entitles to 1 ECTS. Doctoral students get an additional point for a written summary of the seminar presentation. Summaries must be written concisely in either Finnish or English with a text editor (font size 12, linespace max. 1.5) and should be at least one page long (min. 400 words). Summaries should be returned within a week via email to one of the seminar organizers.

  • Guidelines for doctoral students given talk at BENJ1001 Post Graduate Seminar.

Info for presenters

The seminar is regularly visited by senior scientists, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students from the organizing divisions (Aquatic Sciences, Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Science and Technology). Hence, speakers should acknowledge the heterogeneity of the audience and present a general introduction to their topic.

The length of the presentation should be at least 50-60 minutes, and preferably no longer than one hour. Note: talks given by a doctoral student 30–40 minutes with 15 min for discussion. PowerPoint presentations can be played on either the local desktop or directly from your personal laptop. If you are using Mac, make sure your PowerPoint file works fine on PC, or have your Mac laptop with you. It is also a good idea to save your presentation additionally as PDF (both PC and Mac).