Computational Biology Summer Camp for High School Students
The summer camp is now full-- if you still wish to apply for the camp, you will be put on the waiting list. When there's available spots, we will inform those on the waiting list.
DATE: June 24 - 28, 2013
TIME: 9 am – 4:30 pm
LOCATION: University of Michigan, Room 1230 of the Undergraduate Science Building
FEE: $350 (Lunch and Snacks included)
FOR: all high school students (boys and girls) who are intereted in computer, math, biology, and medicine
Sponsor: Women In Science and Engineering (WISE)
You will recieve email confirmation for the registration.
Expose high school students to career opportunities in biomedicine through hands-on experience in computational genomics and prepare them for the emerging era of medical genomics, when all doctors must be well-acquainted with genetic discoveries, technologies, and applications.
1. Differentiate gene entities (DNA, RNA, and proteins).
2. Understand the mechanisms of gene expression (transcription and translation) and gene regulation (transcription factors, methylation, and microRNA).
3. Understand genetic biomarkers in a disease context and the effects of environmental factors such as exercise, food consumption, substance abuse, and medication.
4. Learn about personalized medicine.
5. Become familiar with the National Center for Biotechnology Information database and software package.
6. Be familiar with career paths related to computational biology.
Overall Daily Activities
9 am – 10 am: check out what you know, games
10 am -11 am: lectures covering specific aims, snacks
11 am – noon: hands-on activities on genomics
Noon – 1 pm: lunch
1 pm – 2 pm: computer based guided investigation on genomics, games
2 pm – 3 pm: individual research to solve a daily question on a disease using computational genomics, snacks
3 pm – 4 pm: student presentations, games
4 pm – 4:30 pm: career discussion with a professional
Tentative Career focus
Monday: computational and experimental biologist
Wednesday: law (ethics, patent, policy, etc)
Parents are invited to students’ final presentations
Each camper will suggest a way of preventing the disease based on the week’s research
A prize for the best disease solution
The $50 administrative fee will not be refunded once the camp application is accepted.
If a student withdraws, the camp fee paid minus the administrative fee will be refunded if we are notified by May 25, 2013.
If a student withdraws between May 26 and June 23, 2013, we will refund 50 percent of the camp fee paid.
No refund will be given once the camp starts.