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Mathematical and Computational Research in Biological Sciences

Program(s): Immersion

This course is nearly at capacity. We strongly recommend you consider at least one alternative course option for your application.

Using computation to model and study biological systems is one of the leading edges of current scientific research. In this hands-on exploration of the latest techniques, students will learn how macromolecules, such as DNA, RNA, and proteins, perform their functions and how to visualize and quantify their behavior. This course will provide an introduction to the basics of computer coding for biological data analysis, and how to apply cutting-edge high performance computation to biological questions using the super computers at the University of Chicago Research Computing Center (RCC). Students will be instructed on how to do literature searches and how to write a scientific paper about their research findings and data analysis.

See sample syllabus here.

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential Course


Course Considerations

Students must have successfully completed one year of high school science course (Biology, Chemistry, or Physics).  Some experience with programming computer languages is needed (including intro level and/or self-taught skills).

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

June 12

End Date

June 29

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Esmael Jafari Haddadian

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences
Math and Computer Science

Class Specifics

Course Code

BIOS 10007 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


3:00 P.M.


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks

HS Orientation Date

June 10
June 11