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How to talk about failures to students….

October 11, 2011 1 comment

Republic Poly, Singapore

If you are in Singapore on the 24th of October, take a stroll into LR-W4A at Republic Polytechnic at 4.30pm. It’s out of the way, it’s an inconvenient timing and it will be (half? 1/4?) full of students, the best ingredients for something memorable, even if it’s just the campus. Despite what you might think the poster suggests, there will be no alchemist recipe for turning your failures into success. But if you fail to show up, you might never know…

(of course, if you ARE a student of Republic Poly, attending is a sure way to avoid failing since you’ll be collecting CE points, whatever those are)

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Categories: Educational, Poster, Talk

Posters for Posterity

February 14, 2011 1 comment

It seems that the Faculty of 1000 would be very keen to have your scientific poster after you’ve rolled it up and left the scientific conference. It is a laudable idea, and should definitely help spread the information about your work-in-progress or these experiments that don’t work, thereby possibly saving time and resource.

Unfortunately, some bug in the program, or else, means that some posters cannot be uploaded. Here, we reproduce in part two posters that got lost in cyberspace and never got uploaded…. talk about failure!

Anyway, now you can read at leisure all about the fru phenotypes, thereby making your own failures much easier to classify. Feel free to send them this way, as the study is on-going and we need to get the numbers up if we’re ever going to predict the future (see previous posts…)

Reliquology I

Reliquology I: Studying Relics

Reliquology

Reliquology II: Study of Reliquum by Distillation, Chromatography and HPLC

Don’t forget: you heard about it here first.

Update: After rejecting the posters to include in their Poster repository, citing the fact that it didn’t fit in either the Biology not the Medicine category, the posters have been accepted. They can be viewed here and here. A short article about failomics also puts the whole thing into perspective

Categories: Art, Poster, Science

TEDx Biopolis

September 7, 2010 1 comment

This Saturday, 11th of September 2010, I will be one of the speakers at the TEDx Biopolis event

I will be presenting an update on my research on failures, with the following topic:

Failomics: using failures to predict the future

This is a public (and free!) event. Due to an overwhelming response, registration was closed within days of being open.  However, there are still some seats available, so if you would like to attend, please leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

Program for TEDx Biopolis

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