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Essential Social Media Tools

Many scientists think that they don’t have the time to develop a presence in social media. Like many people in other trades, scientists are busy and cannot spend half of their day on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. Many...

A Guide for Communicating Synthetic Biology

The Woodrow Wilson Center Synthetic Biology Project has just released a guide to help practitioners of synthetic biology communicate with different constituencies. Reading this document is cheap insurance against potential public relation disasters that may hurt not only you and...

PLoS Looking for a Community Editor

Do you eat, breathe and dream synthetic biology research? Like to blog and tweet? Read on to see if this opportunity is right for you. If you know the field and the literature from a researcher’s perspective and would like...

PLoS Launches Synthetic Biology Community

PLoS is launching the PLoS Synthetic Biology Community (synbio.plos.org) as a hub to allow readers and authors of synthetic biology literature to gather in one place. This resource will provide informal online avenues for researcher collaboration and discussion of PLOS-published research,...

Looking for a volunteer social media guru with interests in synthetic biology

We are looking for a volunteer interested in helping us develop the presence of our group in social media. We are looking for a combination of proven experience in social media (Twitter and Facebook) and a genuine interest for synthetic...

Article-level metrics and the evolution of scientific impact

Article-level metrics and the evolution of scientific impact

This is one of the first and best papers about the use of article-level metrics. It provides a detailed overview of the different options and their possible adoption challenges, Interestingly, the paper also discuss how to use them to help...

Peccoud Lab web site 2.0: what’s in it for you?

We got ourselves a new site! Bedridden recovering from a ski injury, I quickly put together a first web site for my research group using Google Sites. This was in January 2009! Little did I know that this site would...