This program consists of two parts: (a) two weeks of introductory lectures plus short projects and a computer lab, and (b) a summer long research experience (6 weeks to be followed immediately after the 2 weeks) devoted to projects in the interface of mathematics, statistics, and biological sciences.
The summer long research experience for undergrads (REU) will begin July 5, and the presentations will be August 13, 2010.
Week 1: June 21 - 25, 2010
|Monday 6/21: Statistical Phylogenetics|
|8:30am||Registration and welcome|
|Tuesday 6/22: Bioinformatics|
|Wednesday 6/23: Chemogenomics|
|Thursday 6/24: Environmental Statistics|
|Friday 6/25: Mathematical Epidemiology|
Week 2: Lab Tours and Team Projects
|1:00pm||Tour of Museum of Biological Diversity 1315 Kinnear Road|
|2:00pm||Tour of Aquatics Ecology Laboratory of Elizabeth Marschall at 1314 Kinnear Road|
|10:00am||Tour of Illumina Next Generation Sequencing Laboratory|
|12:00-12:30pm||Students set up posters and prepare for presentations|
Statistical Phylogenetics: This project will study the evolution of flightless birds to determine if the loss of flight was a single or multiple event.
Bioinformatics: This project will compare 3 different statistical methods for gene expression level normalization on brand new data; TGFb mediated genes in ovarian cancer cells.
Chemogenomics: This project involves using microarray data to identify genes in response to treatment using the SCOOP method (Shrunken Centroid Orthogonal Ordering Projection).
Environmental statistics: This project will investigate sampling designs and statistical models for assessing the impact of environmental disasters on wildlife populations.
Mathematical Epidemiology: This project will examine disease dynamics in a model where disease transmission is "dose dependent".