Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
REU Site: Microbiology in the Post Genome Era
|Primary Institution:||Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI)|
|Job Duration:||May 28 - August 3, 2012|
|Class Requirement:||Undergraduate College Student
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
and related fields
|Description:||A 10-week summer research training program for undergraduates that focuses on a wide range of microbiological phenomena. The program integrates the application of state-of-the-art genome-based technologies for fundamental and applied research projects in microbiology.
Fundamental: origin of life, environmental limits of life, roles in biosphere, basic cellular processes, cell-cell communication and multi-cellular structures, quorum sensing, development of epidemics, mechanisms of pathogenicity, host-pathogen interaction, ecology, and geomicrobiology. Applied: production of biofuels and chemicals, bioremediation, development of diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics, and detection and prevention of microbial contamination in the food supply.
• Student-led independent research
• Work closely with faculty mentors
• Student-run committees manage
• Insight into graduate student life
The goal of this program is to prepare participants for life as a graduate student.
The program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (award number, 0851902) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or 2009 (Public Law 111-5) and Fralin Life Sciences Institute of Virginia Tech
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
Washington Street (0477)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-3669