Sophia Kossida (
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 20:23:43 +0000

Hello everyone,

what about if we were to formalise the position of
consultants a little bit more? Specifically, I suggest that consultants are
assigned a specific job and that we have to carry it out till the end of
the course. In return, I think it would be a really good idea to award us,
at the end of the course, a certificate signed by the tutors of the course,
proving that we were consultants at the: "Principles of Protein Structure
Using the Internet", something similar to the certificate we asked at the
VSNS Biocomputing course (for the ones that might be aware of this). In
this way, consultants students will be active throughout the whole(!)
duration of the course (I think this is really important in order to keep
the standard of the course at a high level). Talking for myself, I'm sure
that such a thing will motivate me much more and will give me moral
satisfaction. In addition to that it might be useful for citation purposes
later on in any case. On the other hand, I strongly believe that just due
to limitation of time (I reckon most of the consultants will be graduate
students or accademics or something similar) our interst will fade out by
the passing of time.

Another suggestion concerning the projects taking place during the third
term: I think it would be a really good idea to try to turn them into
publications (whenever possible) stating somewhere in the paper that the
work carried out was supervised at the PPS'96 course. Talking about myself
once more, I'd really be interested in carrying out a project through the
Internet under one of the tutor's supervision. What about if we were to
leave this subject to be decided by the tutors rather than being a
restriction of the course?

Any comments are more than welcome.
I am leaving Oxford at the beginning of this coming week, so I might not be
able to answer to any quiries immediately. I will though; after the 2nd of

Looking forward to cooperate and meet you.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you.