Talks by Tom Schneider
I give talks about molecular information theory, including information theory, sequence logos, sequence walkers, and the theory of molecular machines. My standard talk
One hour talks generally have two parts:
These talks are designed to be 1 or 2 hours long (including questions). Because the four segments take about a half hour each, all of these topics can be covered in two hours, in the order given above. In one hour I give the introduction followed by one of the three second halves. If I have less than an hour I will have to skip parts of the second topic, because the first part of the talk is required to get people up to steam.
Travel funds are tight, but I will be happy to travel if I have the time and provided that you can sponsor the entire trip, paying for airfare, lodging, meals and ground transportation. NIH needs a minimum of 8 weeks to process travel papers. To start the process we need a physical letter of invitation that states that no United States Federal or foreign governmental funds will be used (State funds are ok). (This means that you can have funds both from a government and from other sources, but my travel cannot come from the governmental sources. Also, both US and foreign governmental funds are excluded.) For example, "No U.S. government funds will be used to pay for any part of the travel." Other details of how things are to be paid for have to be worked out. Generally it is easiest when payment is "in kind", meaning that the host or sponsor purchases the airline ticket, and pays lodging meals and ground transportation. Government travelers should not receive any funding directly. Invitation letters can be sent via email or on official letterhead and mailed. The rules for honoraria change all the time but currently I can only receive an honorarium for two or more lectures given on two or more days. For reimbursements (eg, if I travel by car the rate is 0.365 $/mile) checks need to be made payable to DHHS (not to me! I can't accept it!). If reimbursment is necessary, we will invoice you by mail.
After we have agreed on a presentation (time, date, place, material) if there are travel arrangements to be made, the person handling it is:
Secretary, Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory
BLDG 539 RM 152K MSC 0539
1050 Boyles Street
Frederick, MD 21702-1201
Thomas D. Schneider, Ph.D. National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute Gene Regulation and Chromosome Biology Laboratory Molecular Information Theory Group Frederick, Maryland 21702-1201 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (permanent) http://alum.mit.edu/www/toms (permanent)
origin: 1996 Feb 22
updated: 2012 Nov 09