Since the sequencing of the human genome in the early 2000s, there has been an irreversible change in the way biology and biomedical research are being done.
Bruins-In-Genomics (B.I.G.) Summer is an intensive, practical experience in genomics and bioinformatics for students who are interested in integrating quantitative and biological knowledge, and pursuing graduate degrees in the biological, biomedical or health sciences.
The program includes next generation sequencing analysis workshops, weekly science talks by researchers, a weekly student journal club, professional development seminars, social activities, concluding poster sessions, and an optional GRE test prep course.
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Sample BIG Summer Schedule
Weeks 1 – 2
Individual Development Plan workshop
Intensive Next Gen Seq Workshops: Intro to UNIX, Intro to R, Galaxy, NGS Analysis Tools, Python
Weeks 3 – 8
Research – full time
Poster Session & Award Ceremony
Professional Development workshops
GRE prep (some students)
Student trips – Getty Center, Santa Monica Pier/Venice Beach, Griffith Park Observatory
Weekly Happy Hour