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Systems Biology Fellowships

Primary Institution: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Affiliation: Virginia Tech
City: Blacksburg
State: VA
Job Duration: May 26 - July 31, 2009 (10 weeks)
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): biology, mathematics, computer science
Description: Are you a junior or senior undergraduate student interested in Systems Biology? Maybe you are thinking about graduate school in these areas?
This great summer opportunity is for you!

The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech establishes one Systems Biology Fellowship per year for outstanding undergraduate students. These fellowships provide an opportunity to spend ten summer weeks working within one of the ongoing systems biology research projects at VBI. Room and board, airfare, and a stipend are provided.

VBI ( is organized around the philosophy of systems biology and the concept of team science. Rather than organizing research according to academic disciplines, the academic disciplines represented at VBI organize themselves around the specific needs of individual projects. Furthermore, VBI operates extensive core laboratory and computational facilities.

Systems biology aims to integrate experimental and computational approaches to answer fundamental questions about biological networks at a systems level.  Take advantage of the research opportunities at VBI.

What is Systems Biology?

The new field of Systems Biology aims to integrate experimental and computational approaches to find answers to fundamental questions about biological networks at the systems level. Mathematical models based on data from high- throughput experiments can help to elucidate the structure and dynamics of networks, and properties such as robustness and stability. This research agenda requires tightly integrated teams of researchers from diverse disciplines, supported by state-of-the-art experimental and computational resources. Bioinformatics provides quantitative and software tools for the management and analysis of the experimental data required for this effort.
Stipend: provided
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
library & recreation/sports facilities use; computers provided
Application Deadline: 02/06/2009
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Susan Faulkner
Virginia Bioinformatics Institute
Washington Street (0477)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-1259
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