Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology: Undergraduate Summer Research Program May27-Aug2, 2013

Bioinformatics and Computational Molecular Biology: Undergraduate Summer Research Program May27-Aug2, 2013

4 January, 2013

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming is proud to offer summer research opportunities to external undergraduate students to engage in research in bioinformatics and computational in Laramie. The summer research program will return in 2013 and last from May 27, 2013 to August 2, 2013 and will include a stipend of $3500 for the period. Confirmed external speakers in the summer program include Claus Wilke (University of ) and Michael Lynch (Indiana University).

The program includes both lectures and educational opportunities as well as a focus on a research experience. Lectures will be given by both University of Wyoming and external speakers.
Several labs that will host bioinformatics/computational molecular biology students include:
Grant Bowman: Simulations of molecular diffusion and molecular

interaction in 3D space in a bacterial cell

Alex Buerkle: and models of adaptation and speciation

Jay Gatlin: Models of mitotic spindle movement

Mark Gomelsky: Microbiology; protein engineering

Jan Kubelka: Protein folding

David Liberles: Comparative genomics and molecular

Rongsong Liu: Epidemiological modeling

Jessica Siltberg-Liberles: Protein structural bioinformatics

Anne Sylvester: Comparative genomics of maize

Dan Wall: of bacterial motility

Naomi Ward: Metagenomics and Microbial Genomics

Cynthia Weinig: Environmental Genetics and Adaptation in Plants
To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and statement of research interests to liberles@uwyo.edu, arrange to have 2 letters of recommendation sent directly by the letter writer to liberles@uwyo.edu, and arrange to have an official transcript sent to:
David Liberles
Department of Molecular Biology
Dept. 3944
University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY 82071

http://www.wyomingbioinformatics.org/SummerSchool/

Your cover letter should indicate: 1). Any prior experience in programming and if none, any interest in a mini-tutorial on programming; 2). Your plans (if known) immediately after graduation and if they include immediately attending graduate or professional school; 3). If your ultimate career plans involve a Ph.D., an M.D., or an M.D./Ph.D., and 4). Your top two choices of research group to work in over the summer.
Review of applications for the 2013 Program will begin on February 4, 2013 and continue until the class has been filled.

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