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The University of San Diego hosts and coordinates an international research experience for students (IRES) summer program in Bioinformatics at the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) in Stockholm, Sweden. SciLifeLab is a consortium of researchers from Sweden's top universities: the Karolinska Institute (KI), Stockholm University, The Royal Institute of Technology, and Uppsala University, with the goal of addressing the greatest challenges in the life sciences. SciLifeLab has put an emphasis on developing next-generation sequencing techniques, positioning the institute as a global leader in using 'omics' data and bioinformatics to advance human health. As an integrated member of a research group at SciLifeLab, you will perform 10 weeks of supervised research related to a common theme of advanced computational bioinformatics. You will be mentored by some of the world's leading bioinformaticians, which will prepare you for a career in bioinformatics, bioengineering, or related fields. Research projects include using bioinformatics techniques to understand cancer, aneurysms, nuclear biology, and exercise physiology.
Key Program Dates:
Virtual Training Series (90-minute session on Zoom/week): April 11, 2022 to May 27, 2022
Pre-departure Symposium (at the University of San Diego): June 6, 2022 to June 9, 2022
Group Travels to Stockholm together from San Diego: June 10, 2022
Research Program: June 13, 2022 to August 19, 2022
2022 Program Mentors:
Adil Mardinoglu: https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/adil-mardinoglu/
Magda Bienko: https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/magda-bienko/
Carsten Daub: https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/carsten-daub/
Claudia Kutter: https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/claudia-kutter/
Lars Maegdefessel: https://ki.se/en/meds/lars-maegdefessel-group
Lukas Käll: https://www.scilifelab.se/researchers/lukas-kall/
2021 Program Website & Blog:
Read about last year's program here: https://sites.google.com/sandiego.edu/nsf-ires-us-sweden/home/