Plant Genome Research Program and Bioinformatics NSF REU

Title 
Plant Genome Research Program and Bioinformatics NSF REU
Institution 
Collaborative: Boyce Thompson Institute and Cornell University
Institution Type 
Research institute and Research University
City 
Ithaca
State 
NY
Field 
Biology, Plant Biology, Genomics, Genetics, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Micro-Biology, Biotic Interactions, Chemistry, Biochemistry
Start Date 
6/4/18
End Date 
8/10/18
Stipend 
$5,250 Stipend (Plus: $1,010 Meals, $500 Travel Reimbursement and free housing on campus)
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
2/2/18
Description 
The Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell University offers summer internships to enrolled undergraduate students interested in biological research and bioinformatics. Our internships provide an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in a laboratory setting, prepare for graduate studies and explore future scientific careers. Visit our website to learn more, see available projects, view past interns, and apply: https://btiscience.org/internships Selected Interns will have the opportunity to: • Work closely with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists on a supervised independent project within the framework of the mentor's research program • Attend weekly plant science seminars with scientists from BTI, Cornell University and the USDA and take an intro bioinformatics course • Learn about graduate school, scientific careers, research ethics, and work in an international research environment • Present research to the other students, scientists, and mentors at our Annual Student Symposium
Qualifications 
Students must be US citizens or permanent residents and cannot have graduated college by the start of the program. Applicants must be enrolled in a college/university and at least 18 at the start of the internship
Contact 
Delanie Sickler
URL 
https://btiscience.org/internships
Email 
pgrp-outreach@cornell.edu
Number of Participants 
20
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes
Subsistence Cost 
Yes ($1,010 for meals over 10 weeks)