The Microbiology section holds a weekly research-in-progress Friday noon seminar series, a.k.a. Microphiles. This venue is open to graduate students, postdocs, and other researchers to present their work in the comprehensive and diverse field of Microbiology. This highly interactive and well-attended series is open to the research community and encourages broad discussion between the audience and the speaker.
The format of Microphiles is quite flexible to accommodate a range of presentation styles. Speakers are able to choose the length of their presentation (e.g., 15, 20, 30, or 40 minutes). This allows people to present talks on stories at an earlier and/or a less complete stage. This will also provide opportunities to practice a short talk for a conference. In addition, Microphiles is a great venue for student committee meetings and thesis defenses. Speakers may also indicate if they would like feedback on their presentation, in which case a student-made rubric is available.