Beautiful BIG Summer

B.I.G. SUMMER

SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN GENOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS

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.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO:
FEBRUARY 10

http://qcb.ucla.edu/big-summer/big-summer-application/

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

Weekly:

Professional Development workshops

Research Lunches

Journal Club

GRE prep (some students)

Social Activities:

Program BBQ

Student trips – Getty Center, Santa Monica Pier/Venice Beach, Griffith Park Observatory

Weekly Happy Hour