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REU Site: Modeling and Simulation in Systems Biology (MSSB)

Primary Institution: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech
Affiliation: Virginia Tech
City: Blacksburg
State: VA
Job Duration: May 31 - August 6, 2011 (10 weeks)
Class Requirement: Undergraduate College Student
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Biology/Life Science
Computational science
Description: The intellectual focus of the program is mathematical systems biology.  Specifically, students' 2011 research projects will include research projects in two different but related areas: (1) Mathematical modeling of mammalian iron metabolism. (2) Mathematical algorithms and software for modeling and simulation in systems biology.  The program is hosted at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech.  

VBI is a multidisciplinary research institute integrating quantitative and experimental approaches to biological systems.
Stipend: $3,500
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Access and use of the library, and public transportation, Social activities, scientific ethics workshop, workshops on giving presentations, and more
Application Deadline: 02/07/2011
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Biomath Program Coordinator
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Washington Street (0477)
Blacksburg, VA 24061