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Mathematical and Computational Research in Biological Sciences

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, how to write a scientific paper and how to plan and deliver an oral presentation.

Course Code

BIOS 10007

Section

94

Eligibility

High School Students

Subject(s)

Biological Sciences

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Start Time

10:00

Class End Time

16:00

Primary Instructor

Esmael Jafari Haddadian

Session(s)

Session I

Orientation Date(s)

Start Date

End Date

Requirements

  • Eligibility: current high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, 14 years and older (unless clearly stated otherwise)
  • Admissions: the Priority application deadline is February 2. Students who apply by the Priority application deadline will have their $50 application fee waived. Any applications received after the Priority deadline will be admitted using rolling admission and will require a $50 application fee.
  • For all courses still open, international students must submit all application materials before April 2.
  • For domestic students, rolling admissions will typically close by early May; this may be earlier for specific programs that fill.

Additional Details

  • This course is open to High School students only.
  • Enrollment limit 30.
  • Students must have successfully completed one year of high school biology.
  • No computer programming background is needed.

Cost & Aid

Total Cost (includes Tuition, Housing and Dining, and Fees): $6,500.

Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.