Conference skills for researchers

About this video

Conferences and research are somewhat inseparable. Whether you have work to share or want to keep up with the latest research in your field, chances are you’ll be heading to a conference at some point in your career.

In this webinar, Dr. Taraka Dale, Staff Scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, shares insights into why researchers go to conferences, how to get your abstract accepted, how to present your work, and how to maximize your time at academic conferences – including networking tips.

About the presenter

Taraka Dale

Scientist and Principal Investigator, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Dr. Taraka Dale is a biochemist with expertise in the design and development of mid- to high-throughput assays for applications ranging from nucleic acid:protein interactions to exploring algae and other microorganisms as platforms for making cost effective biofuels and bioproducts. In algae, Taraka's team is improving the productivity and environmental tolerance of microalgae strains, with an effort towards translating these results to outdoor cultivation. In non-phototrophs, she leads a team focused on the development and application of high throughput tools for optimizing metabolic flux towards new target molecules. Tarka is also the Algae Platform Lead/Program Manager for the Bioenergy and Bioproducts Program in the LANL Applied Energy Office.