CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Computational Cancer BiologyFunded by Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) RP140443
APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2015 ARE CLOSED. SUMMER 2016 APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN IN LATE FALL 2015. Summer 2015 activities: Orientation: Wednesday, May 27 from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm in BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) 172, 6500 Main @ University. See map here. Important dates for 2015 students:Thursday, July 23: abstracts due in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts are maximum 600 words, single-spaced, black and white, 11 pt Times/Times New Roman. Full instructions were attached to Melissa's email on 7/14/2015. Remember to get your supervisor's and mentor's permission on all abstracts, reports, and posters before sending it to Melissa. Thursday, July 30: final scientific reports due in Word format to email@example.com. Minimum 2 pages not including references (may be longer if you wish); Word format, single spaced, 11 pt Arial, 0.5 margins on all sides. Melissa will email you the full instructions about content. Friday, July 31: Poster session / lunch / awards - end of summer program. Here are links to poster design, poster templates using PowerPoint (best is 3-panel, 36x48). Event is 10:00 am - 3:30 pm in the BRC 1st Floor Event Hall (next to the patio).
You are required to acknowledge funding on your abstracts and posters. Please use this phrase: This research was
funded by the CPRIT Summer Undergraduate Program in Computational Cancer
Biology, training grant award RP 140113 from the Cancer Prevention &
Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Melissa will send you the GCC and CPRIT logos to use on your posters. Scientific Communication series with Dr. Susan Marriott, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). All sessions held in BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) 110 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Friday, June 26: Best Practices for Lab Notebooks - Why and HowWednesday, July 1: Scientific Writing - Words and SentencesMonday, July 6: Scientific Writing - Paragraphs and PracticeWednesday, July 15: Writing a Compelling Abstract (conducted by Dr. Sonia Morgan-Linnell, BCM); how to present posters (conducted by Dr. Melissa Thompson, GCC) Tuesday, July 21: Creating Great Figures and Posters (Dr. Morgan-Linnell)Thursday, July 23: Preparing a Scientific Report Opportunities to learn about graduate school:Monday, July 13: PhD career panel, and graduate programs fair. Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), cafeteria and Rayzour Lounge. Bring your ID for security. Your BCM sponsor is Sr. Assoc. Dean Dr. Gayle Slaughter. Monday, July 20: How to apply to graduate school (including how to write an effective personal statement, interviews skills, etc.). Baylor College of Medicine, 1st floor auditorium in Alkek Building. Bring your ID for security. Your BCM sponsor is Sr. Assoc. Dean Dr. Gayle Slaughter. Responsible Conduct of Research mini-course (optional): July 13 & 14 from 9:30 - 11:00 am in BRC 280 (top of the outside stairs leading from the patio). This course does not fully satisfy all NIH requirements. Unique opportunity for undergraduates interested in computational cancer biology!
Our Computational Cancer Biology Training Program offers selected summer research undergraduates the chance to work one-on-one in labs with postdoctoral fellows who have mentors at the interface of two different research disciplines: one computational and one biological. This unique program offers you the opportunity to gain an interdisciplinary outlook on the problems presented in fundamental cancer research.
You will be matched for a research experience in labs at multiple institutions in Houston and Galveston, Texas, according to your interests, previous knowledge and/or experience, and the availability of positions. You will work full time (~40 hours/week) during the 10-week period on an ongoing project in the lab, learning lab protocol and techniques. Your mentor will recommend scientific articles to read in preparation for your summer.
Program dates for 2015 are Wednesday, May 27 - Friday, July 31, 2015. Students are expected to participate in the entire program; time off for July 4 must be negotiated with your mentor. You will:
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Gulf Coast Consortia, MS 141 Attn: Melissa Glueck PO Box 1892 Houston, Texas 77251-1892
For further information contact Melissa
Glueck at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gulf Coast Consortia administers this program; the GCC is comprised of Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, UT Health Science Center at Houston, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Summer positions may not be available at all institutions during any given summer.