BIT SURE: BIoTechnology-based Sequencing-based Undergraduate Research Experience

Title 
BIT SURE: BIoTechnology-based Sequencing-based Undergraduate Research Experience
Institution 
North Carolina State University
Institution Type 
Research university
City 
Raleigh
State 
NC
Field 
life sciences with a focus on next generation sequencing technology
Start Date 
5/29/18
End Date 
8/3/18
Stipend 
$5500
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/12/18
Description 
Over a decade ago, the first human genome was sequenced. The project cost $450 million and took over 10 years to complete. Today we can sequence a single human genome in a day for under $1,000 and we have moved way beyond the goal of revealing a single person’s DNA sequence! NGS tools have made this possible and opened a whole new world of scientific investigation. Scientists are using NGS technologies to explore every niche of the life sciences, from the microbiomes of patients with obesity to the cataloging of arthropod diversity in human homes. NGS tools are transforming the way modern biologists conduct research. Our future holds a world where all newborns are sequenced and researchers work with “pocket sequencers” that can deliver massive amounts of sequencing data in real time. Today’s science students require new skills and knowledge to effectively use this technology and its resulting complex data to answer tomorrow’s important biological questions. BIT SURE is your chance to learn how to tackle these “Big Data” grand challenges of our future.
Qualifications 
US Citizens
Contact 
Sabrina Robertson
URL 
http://biotech.ncsu.edu/pages/nsf-reu
Email 
sedought@ncsu.edu
Number of Participants 
10
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes
Subsistence Cost 
food allowance