Thursday, May 23, 2019
Library Event in the Szybalski Reading Room:
Anna Marie Skalka will discuss her book,
Discovering Retroviruses: Beacons in the Biosphere
Program: book discussion 5:30-6:30 pm,
book signing and reception 6:30-7:30 pm
Copies of Discovering Retroviruses are available for purchase at the CSHL Bookstore and at the event.
Dr. Anna Marie Skalka is Professor Emerita and former Sr. VP for Basic Science and W.W. Smith Chair in Cancer Research at the Institute for Cancer Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Skalka is internationally recognized for her research on viral oncogenesis, especially the mechanisms of retroviral replication and insertion. Anna received her Ph.D. in Microbiology from NYU Medical School in 1964, and is an alumna of Cold Spring Harbor and a member of the Phage Group, conducting her postdoctoral work with Al Hershey until his retirement in 1968.
Dr. Skalka has published more than 240 papers and edited several books. She is the author of Discovering Retroviruses: Beacons in the Biosphere and co-author of the widely acclaimed textbook Principles of Virology.
Dr. Skalka has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology; and has received the 2018 Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement and Communication, among other awards.
CSHL Library & Archives together with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are proud to announce a fantastic $5 million dollar gift from Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) which will help us to support and maintain the current archives of Nobel Prize Laureates and future Nobel Prize Laureates Collections, as well as create new educational programs. Details of the new annoucement are at:
To learn more about BGI you can visit the physical exhibit located on the first floor of Carnegie Library or here is a link to the virtual exhibit:
Back row: Richard Durbin, Bruce Stillman, Walter Gilbert, Robert Waterston, Henry Yang, Yuqing Jiang, Charles Bao, Damon Zhang.
Front row: Yongwei Zhang, Mila Pollock, Audrey Kong.
Library Event at Hershey East:MEET THE AUTHOR
Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate,
will discuss his book, Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome
FRIDAY, MAY 10th @ 3:00 PM
Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome recounts Ramakrishnan's quest to solve the structure of the ribosome, and in the process, paints a clear picture of the actual process of scientific inquiry, including successes and failures, collaborators and competitors, insights and frustrations.
Venki currently serves as the President of the Royal Society and maintains a laboratory at the MRC's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. He shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Ada Yonath and the late Tom Steitz for "studies of the structure and function of the ribosome." In 2001, he gave the Dorcas Cummings lecture at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology, speaking on "Protein Factories and Antibiotics." He has also been awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine, the Datta Lectureship and Medal, the Sir Hans Krebs Medal, the Jiménez-Díaz Prize, the Heatley Medal, and was knighted in 2012.
Copies of Gene Machine: The Race to Discover the Secrets of the Ribosome are available for purchase at the CSHL Bookstore (employee discount 10%).
Wine and cheese will be served.
SciVal - Research Performance and Trends
The CSHL LIbrary and Archive is pleased to announce that SciVal, Elsevier's platform to visualize research performance, benchmark your science relative to peers, develop collaborative partnerships and analyze research trends, is now available.
For more information about SciVal please contact the Library.
The Double Helix was published February 26, 1968. Half a century after the publication, Roger Highfield from the Science Museum, London looks at why this book is still relevant today. Read about it in the Science Museum blog.
The CSHL Library and Archives contains a large trove of original materials germane to the events described in The Double Helix, including items from the James D. Watson, Francis Crick, Sydney Brenner, and many other collections. Please visit our Digital Archives.
The Human Genome Project (HGP) was a 13-year initiative to sequence the billions of individual bases of human DNA. Despite the landmark nature of the project, there was never any effort to preserve, collect or organize the documentary record of scientists’ work in six countries: this historical documentation lay scattered in archives and other collections in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, and China.
In 2009, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory began working with The Wellcome Trust to change this. The International Catalog of the History of the Human Genome Project seeks to fill a large gap for historians and other scholars researching the HGP. The project will create a catalog of the original materials that came out of sequencing the human genome: correspondence, lab notes, photographs, papers, grant applications, oral history interviews, and other files.
For the first time, all the relevant materials documenting the history of the HGP will be identified, organized, and catalogued for the public. The website for the International Catalog of the History of the Human Genome Project is available at genomelegacy.org.
The NIH has announcedthat it will now allow Investigators to cite their interim research products (Preprints, software etc) in Progress Reports, Grant Applications, and Proposals.
The NIH recommends that Investigators use pre-print repositories that are robust and allow the pre-prints to be easily findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable.
A good example of such a repository is biorxiv.org
For more information the NIH guidance can be found here
Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products
A new demand-driven ebook platform is available from the CSHL Library! ProQuest EBook Central provides CSHL researchers and staff an easy way to discover and read a vast collection of scientific and technical books from leading publishers. You are able to easy discover books of interest and can read the full text of any book for 5 minutes. If you decide that the book is worthwhile, simple request the book directly on the website, and your reqest will be processed by a CSHL Librarian.
For details on using the EBook Central, we have a Ebook Central LibGuide.