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Mathematical and Computational Research in Biological Sciences

Program(s): Immersion

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 prepare a scientific poster to effectively communicate their research findings and data analyses.

See sample syllabus here.

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential (On-Campus)

 

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

Start Date

June 17

End Date

July 05

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade

Program

Immersion

Class Details

Course Code

BIOS 10007 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)

9:00

3:00 P.M.

Session

Session I

Course Length

3 weeks

HS Orientation Date

June 15
June 16

Primary Instructor

Esmael Jafari Haddadian

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences
Math and Computer Science
Technology