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Live-blogging a scientific conference using social media: ISMB Symposium –...

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B01, Clore Management Centre

Birkbeck University of London

Malet Street

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WC1E7HX

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Please note that this session is open to research students at Birkbeck, University of London only.

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Social media is now an important means of communication, with scientists increasingly using microblogging services to “tweet” about their own research, sharing links, results and crucially, engaging in a discussion with the broader community. Indeed, scientists attending symposia and conferences increasingly use tweets to engage with presentations in real-time, defined as “live-tweeting”. The ability to accurately and succinctly summarise complex ideas is an essential skill in modern life. These tweets are often the catalysts to further discussion and networking which occurs in the breaks between talks.

At the two-day ISMB symposium itself, where students and postdocs will be exposed to world-leading science, we propose that postgraduate students live-tweet their reactions, summaries and questions during the event. A curated list of tweets will be shown on screen at intervals, and incorporated into the departmental website. In doing so we hope that the tweets catalyse further discussion and networking among the participants.

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This course is open to all postgraduate researchers at Birkbeck.


Researcher Development Framework

A2 Cognitive abilities

A3 Creativity


B3 Professional and career development


C1 Professional conduct


D2 Communication and dissemination

D3 Engagement and impact


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