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Application of enzymes in Organic Chemistry
Biocatalysis researchers at WITS (Prof Dean Brady, Prof Charles de Koning, Dr Amanda Rousseau, Dr Karl Rumbold and Dr Moira Bode) are seeking students interested in pursuing MSc or PhD degrees or a Post-Doctoral study. Successful applicants will work in multi-disciplinary projects towards the synthesis of biologically active or commercially useful compounds.
Post-Doc bursary of R180 – R200k p.a.
PhD bursaries of R60 - R100k p.a.
MSc bursaries of R40 – R70 p.a.
South African nationals or permanent residents will receive priority.
During the #SASM2013 Conference, all participants are invited to post opinions, reports, and feedback on the meeting’s Twitter Wall.
Simply tweet using your laptop or smartphone using the official conference hashtag: #SASM2013.
How do people use Twitter at conferences? Here is a list:
- Share highlights of a interesting topic that was presented.
- Share resources about a topic presented, i.e. an interesting web link, pdf article etc.
- Ask a question about a topic or conference event.
- Share your conference experience.
Lastly, keep the content of the tweets as relevant as possible. The Twitterwall is extremely useful for people who cannot physically attend the conference to follow whats happening at #SASM2013.
The Public Understanding of Biotechnology (PUB) programme is celebrating 10 years of informing the South African public on issues of biotechnology.
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Setting Up A Twitter AccountGo to www.twitter.com, and sign up. You will need to enter identifying information and agree to the terms of service. You will need to verify your email address before continuing. Twitter will walk you through a setup wizard of sorts, and ask you to follow five or more people. This is optional, though the website doesn’t give you an option to skip it. Search for “#SASM2013” if you wish to follow the messages at the conference. Otherwise, at this point, if you don’t want to go any further in the setup wizard, go back to www.twitter.com and independently update your profile page and if desired, add a photo. Other Twitter users like to see photos of tweeters.
Install a Twitter Application on your Mobile DeviceOne option for using Twitter is to install a Twitter app on your mobile device. Go to https://twitter.com/download and select your device. If you do not wish to install an app for Twitter, you can still use Twitter within your web browser.
Sending a Tweet to the SASM2013 Twitter WallYou can do this within the Twitter app on your mobile device, or on the Twitter website. On the website, you can post a tweet by clicking on Home and then type inside the left-hand box that says “Compose new Tweet”. You are limited to 140 characters in a single tweet. At the end of each message, in order for your message to appear on the Twitter wall, you must put #SASM2013 at the end, such as:
Plenary Speaker Dr. Jones starting now – hall packed, exciting, standing rm only! #SASM2103
- Messages must be about Meeting content or activities.
- Messages cannot contain personal information.
- Messages cannot personally attack another person.
- Messages that SASM considers unprofessional will not be displayed on the Twitter Wall.