Each year the Genome Analysis Group runs a project-based summer school in computational biology and bioinformatics. The next summer school will take place from 8th July until 16th August 2013. Applications are invited from outstanding students with a strong background in mathematics, statistics, computer science, physics or chemistry. One year of completed study when participating in the summer school is a requirement but two years of completed study is highly recommended. Students work in teams of three for the six-week period on a cutting-edge research project in bioinformatics and computational biology, working with leading researchers from Oxford and collaborators visiting from overseas. There is also a programme of lectures and tutorials designed to introduce key concepts in computational biology, and to showcase recent research in the field.
Goals of the summer school
The main aims of the summer school are:
- to give students a chance to experience working on highly relevant problems at the forefront of computational biology and bioinformatics
- to make significant progress on these problems, with a view towards publishing the results
- to encourage applications for graduate programmes in computational biology and related subjects
Since three summer students, one graduate student and one postdoc work for at least six weeks on each project, there is a high chance of making real progress.
Eligibility and funding
Applications are invited from all students (UK and international) who will have completed at least two years of undergraduate study by summer 2013. No previous research experience is necessary, although students with relevant experience are especially encouraged to apply. Most previous applicants have been undergraduate or masters students, but postgraduate students and recent graduates are also invited to apply.
Accepted students will be offered university accommodation for the duration of the programme and will receive a stipend towards living expenses.
Please note that we will not be hosting a Summer School in 2015