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Rosetta Commons Research Experience for Undergraduates


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Description:
Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes.

Students learn the inner details of the Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment. Students research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science. Interns are mentored by faculty and graduate interns.

The Program:

-One week of Rosetta Code School, where you will learn the inner details of the Rosetta C++ code and community coding environment, so you are fully prepared for the summer!

-8 weeks of hands-on research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science.

-The summer will finish with a trip to the Rosetta Conference, where you will present your research in a poster and connect with Rosetta developers from around the world. The sponsor, NSF, will provide housing, travel expenses, and a stipend.

Possible projects include:

Design of self-assembling protein nanomaterials: three-dimensional crystals

Structural bioinformatics of protein kinases

How do post-translational modifications change the communication of a protein with its partners

Glycoengineering for immunotherapy and biofuels

Rosetta Computer Aided Drug Design

Computational Redesign of UDP-N-acetylhexosamine pyrophosphorylase for bioorthogonal labeling of protein glycosylation.


Application Deadline: 2/1/2018

Program Dates: 6/4/2018 - 8/10/2018

Participating Institution(s):
This program has 10 participating institutions.
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biotechnology
Cellular Biology
Chemical & Nuclear Engineering
Computational Sciences
Computer & Electrical Engineering
Computer Sciences
Mathematics
Nanotechnology

Keywords:
Computational Biology
Computational Chemical Biology
Computational Chemistry
Macromolecular Science & Technology
Nanobiomaterials
Nanobiotechnology
Nanomaterials Science & Engineering
Therapeutic Devices

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)


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