Sunday, 30 September 2012

LSM4213 SDL2

Please remember the word limit imposed on the SDL. The focus should be on asking why, not how to do? Why are you proposing this research question(s)? Why are you chosing this method? What will this method tell you? How does this expected info relate to your research question(s)?

Do not spend the word limit describing the experimental method. This is information that does not address the knowledge gap(s).

Thursday, 20 September 2012

LSM4213 Discussion for SDL2

Use this space to discuss about SDL2. You can post and reply to the topics.

For a start, the SDL2 question ask your group to examine insulin effect on AD in a mouse model. Firstly, your group has to decide on the research question(s). For example, does insulin only affect cognition but not amyloid pathology? Or vice versa? Or both?

While ApoE4 is a strong genetic risk factor AD, you can choose if your group want to include this genetic element in your research question(s)? Whatever your group decides, please remember to choose the appropriate animal model to pursue your research question.

Monday, 20 August 2012

LSM4213 Useful online education tools

Welcome to LSM4213. As you start this module and also your FYP, the following are two useful tools for your research on your module assignments and also your FYP project.



Both services are free.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

LSM3224 Revision

I have cleared my Inbox, but if I have not reply to your email(s) on my lectures, pls re-send. Nice to keep it short. If you need to discuss (voice, virtual or in-person), pls drop me an email on your available timings and dates.

Things to note for the exam:
(1) Sleep well so that you can think well - you need this!
(2) Answer what the question is asking. Remember, snake does not have legs.
(3) As repeatedly mentioned in my lectures, you are expected to analysis and discuss the given experimental results or scenario. For example, part 2 of lecture 2 is a good starter.

Good Luck!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Yale-NUS college! An interesting insight (unofficial of course)

Something not available in local official press, nor in our official NUS mailing.

A very detailed analysis of the Yale-NUS tie-up from a non-official perspective.

MIT education? Singapore education?

The open, "free" MIT education.

Why do US university education need to be so expensive? Most current students are likely to die before fully paying their college debts. Are universities so inefficient.

University is a teaching institution. While research is becoming more expensive, the army of adminstrators are increasing even faster. University is slowly becoming a Bureaucracy - forgetting their purpose in pursuit of more regulations to fulfill their annual KPIs.

Textbooks - digital vs paper

The big rich traditional publishers are busy suing the digital startup ebook publishers. It's time to embrace change, rather than waiting for change to covert you.

startup get sued.

To include twitter in teaching?

Twitter is increasing use in humanities teaching. Can it also be used for life sciences courses?

an example..

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

What is the difference between an ideal and a typical professor?

A comparison chart.

Monday, 16 January 2012

GSN6505 Presentation

When doing the research paper for my topics, ask yourself the following questions?

(1) What is the intent of the paper?

(2) Why is there a need to do the research?

(3) What are the observations?

(4) How were these observations derived?

(5) What are the conclusions?

(6) What are the implementations for AD research?