Research/Internship Opportunity Detail Page
REU Site: Microbiology in the Post Genome Era
|Primary Institution:||Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI)|
|Job Duration:||June 3 - August 9, 2013|
|Class Requirement:||Undergraduate College Student
|Citizenship Requirement:||U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
|Discipline(s):||Microbiology, Biochemistry, 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.
Who should attend: Current undergraduates interested in microbiology who are US Citizens & Permanent Residents. Underrepresented minorities and students from smaller institutions are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate students should be interested in pursing graduate degrees in the future.
The program provides a $5000 fellowship, travel to and from the site, and room and board ($10,000 monetary value).
The program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (award number, 1156954)
|Stipend:||$5000 (Fellowship- NOT Stipend)|
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
Washington Street (0477)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-3669