Invitation to present at the 2014 Postdoc/Grad Student Seminar Series

We’re looking for speakers for the 2014 Postdoc/Grad Student Seminar Series and you’re invited to present!

The Postdoc/Grad Student Seminar Series is an informal research seminar by and for Broad-affiliated academic trainees. Every seminar features two speakers, and lots of pizza! The seminars are held once per month and give trainees the opportunity to give 25-minute talk followed by questions, suggestions, and brainstorming.

Benefits of giving a presentation

  • Practice your public speaking in front of a supportive group
  • Have the opportunity to have your talk videotaped for your eyes only and receive constructive feedback on your presentation technique
  • Introduce your research to a new audience
  • Receive useful feedback on your work from your peers in an informal atmosphere
  • Good karma points!

Guidelines for Presentations

Who can present?

Any Broad-affiliated academic trainee is invited to present. Past speakers have come from labs and platforms all across the Broad Institute and partner institutions.

Who attends?
The seminar is open to all Broad-affiliated postdocs and grad students.

What can you present?
The goal of the seminar is to discuss issues that are raised in a relatively brief presentation of a statistical issue or a research project. Each talk is ~25 minutes and the audience is encouraged to ask questions during presentations.

Presentations of research in different stages of development are encouraged:

  • Early stage projects in which the presenter is searching for suggestions on how to proceed.
  • Ongoing research, in which a talk provides valuable discussion for research design issues.
  • Research near completion

If interested, please email Angela Florentino ( or the NextGen Association at