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REU Site: Undergraduate Bioinformatics Research in Data Science for Genomics


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Academic Level:
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Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Description:
Following the genome revolution, bioinformatics has arisen as an essential field of research. There is a critical need for scientists with interdisciplinary training to process and analyze large scale genomic datasets. This REU establishes a program called BRIDGE (Bioinformatics Research In Data science for Genomics) that exposes students to research within bioinformatics and computational biology.

Ten students will receive training and mentorship for ten weeks each summer and will be jointly advised by members of the UMD Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CBCB). Throughout this experience, students will work in pairs to learn about a research problem, propose a plan to tackle a specific research question, and implement their plan. With the guidance of experienced mentors, undergraduate students will research real world problems in cutting-edge areas of bioinformatics, including metagenomics, machine learning, single-cell RNA sequencing, parallel computing, and phylogenomics. Students will address novel problems with unknown answers. By the end of the summer, each team will produce a paper and give an oral presentation on their project. Students' findings will advance knowledge and understanding of the field.


Participating Institution(s):
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University of Maryland, College Park (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Bioinformatics & Genomics
Biology
Computer Sciences
Ecology & Evolution
Genetics & Genomics
Medical Sciences
Microbiology
Molecular Biology
Statistics

Keywords:
Bioinformatics
Computational Biology
Computational Genomics
Computational Phylogenetics

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


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