Our first student training event for RCN EukHiTS will be a “Bioinformatics & Biodiversity” Undergraduate Workshop, to be held July 28-31, 2014 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. Click here to download a PDF flyer
This NSF-sponsored workshop will explore the field of environmental DNA sequencing, including the collection and analysis of data. Students will learn how high-throughput sequencing approaches (rRNA gene surveys, metagenomics) are being used to investigate the biodiversity of microbial eukaryotes and the ecosystem processes taking place in an environment. Students will gain experience in traditional taxonomic methods as well as processing and interpreting metagenomic data from environmental sequencing of whole sediment communities.
We welcome applications from undergraduates currently enrolled in any higher-educational institution in the USA. All applicants are expected to have taken, at minimum, an introductory college-level course in Biology. Successful applicants will receive a stipend to cover all costs including travel.
To apply, e-mail the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday April 15th:
- Curriculum Vitae (including references – see comment section below for additional information on references)
- Statement of interest (indicating biology courses taken and how attending the workshop would benefit your long-term career goals; maximum length 1 page)