Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics

Title 
Undergraduate Research Experience in Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Institution 
Florida A&M University
Institution Type 
Comprehensive university
City 
Tallahassee
State 
FLA
Field 
biology
Start Date 
5/25/18
End Date 
8/3/18
Stipend 
$5000
Hrs / Week 
40
Deadline 
4/30/18
Description 
The program goal is to enhance student’ learning experience in “Systems Biology” and stimulate their appetite for graduate studies and careers in STEM disciplines. This research training will occur at Department of Biological Sciences located on campus focusing the areas of genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics. This program will introduce the students to Responsible Conduct of Research, followed by problem-based research. Examples of independent projects include 1). Determine molecular responses for cross-tolerance mechanism in plants for various abiotic, and biotic stresses 2). Unravel the disease pathways and networks in model organisms via molecular and cellular studies 3). Bioinformatics to predict and network model for transcript and protein interactions. The emphasis will be to recruit at least half of the participants from institutions that have limited research facilities and students belonging to under represented minorities. The application forms are available on www.famu.edu/index.cfm?REU&Introduction. The candidates will be shortlisted based on Skype interview by the panel and the selected candidates will be notified before April 30.
Qualifications 
Students must be US citizens or permanent residents
Contact 
Ramesh Katam
URL 
http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?REU
Email 
ramesh.katam@famu.edu
Number of Participants 
8
Housing Provided 
yes
Subsistence Provided 
yes