BLACKSBURG, Va., January 11, 2008 - The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech has teamed up with other centers and colleges at Virginia Tech to offer three unique summer research opportunities for undergraduate students.

Systems Biology Fellowships

The field of systems biology aims to integrate experimental and computational approaches to find answers to fundamental questions about biological networks at a systems level. VBI and Virginia Tech's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) have each established one Systems Biology Fellowship per year for outstanding undergraduate students. These fellowships will provide an opportunity to spend ten weeks during the summer working within one of the ongoing systems biology research projects at VBI and CALS. Room and board, travel, and a $2,500 stipend are provided. The application deadline is February 1, 2008.

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Bioengineering/Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BBSI)

The Bioengineering and Bioinformatics Summer Institute (BBSI) is a summer program designed for junior or senior undergraduates who are interested in attending graduate school in biomedical engineering and/or bioinformatics. With funding from the National Science Foundation/National Institutes of Health, VBI and the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Science (SBES) coordinate this ten-week educational and research experience, which emphasizes four major research areas: Computational Systems Biology, Computational Bio-Imaging, Computational Physiology, and Mathematics. On-campus housing, meals, travel, and a $2,500 stipend are provided. The application deadline is February 1, 2008.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site: Modeling and Simulation in Systems Biology (MSSB)

The scientific focus of this program for rising junior and seniors is the modeling and simulation of biological networks, ranging from intracellular biochemical networks to networks at the organism level and the population level, through the study of the spread of epidemics in social networks. A partnership between VBI and the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM) at Virginia Tech, the program provides travel costs, on-campus housing, meals, social activities, and a $2,500 stipend. The application review process will begin on February 24, 2008 and will continue until all student positions are filled.

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Published by Susan Bland, January 13, 2008