Hands-on research in Genomics and Computational BiologyView this Opportunity's Website
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Hands-on research in Genomics and Computational Biology will bring participants recruited nationally from underrepresented groups to the University of Georgia campus for 10 weeks in the Summer.
The first week involves lab safety training, learning to keep a lab notebook, participating in a sequence of group Genomics labs in the mornings, Computational labs in the afternoons, and Genomics lectures that will correspond with both the Genomics & Computational Biology labs. Group posters from these labs will be prepared by the participants and presented at the ending poster session.
The balance of the ten weeks will be spent in individual labs developing an independent research project in partnership with a faculty mentor. Individual posters will be completed, and there will be a poster session at the conclusion of the 10 week program.Work with the individual faculty mentors can continue during the coming academic year and eventually result in a publishable work. Our REU participants have published in Science, Nature, PNAS, and IEEE Access.
Weekly seminars are held in career development and bioethics.Participants will be expected to participate in research at least 40 hours per week. Students may not enroll in classes or hold outside employment during the program. All participants are expected to stay for the full 10 weeks.
Applicants must be undergraduate students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Students who have either graduated or recently completed all requirements for their degree are not eligible.
Each participant will receive a $5,000 stipend toward food and expenses, travel money up to the program limit, a shared dorm room on the same floor with the NSF funded REU programs in Physics and Microbiology, free transportation on campus, lab safety training and preparation to work in any type scientific lab.Participating Institution(s):(Click an institution to see all programs it hosts)Program Materials:This Program can be Described by:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Genetics & Genomics
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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
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