Charlie Whittaker, KI Bioinformatics and Computing Core Facility Research, Jingzhi Zhu, KI Bioinformatics and Computing Core Facility Researcher
Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Sign-up by 01/27
Limited to 40 participants
Prereq: This session is open to Researchers affiliated with Koch Ins
The Koch Institute Bioinformatics and Computing Core Facility provides researchers with support for various computational recourses. These resources include a Linux compute cluster, extensive data storage and a wide range of applications. Please sign up for this session if you are a researcher affiliated with the Koch Institute, MIT Biology Department, MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences or MIT Biological Engineering and are interested in learning how to get the most from the support we provide. We will cover IT-related topics such as cluster usage and storage access as well as provide general examples of bioinformatics analytical pipelines.
Note: This session is open to Researchers affiliated with Koch Institute Member Laboratories, MIT Biology Department, MIT Center for Environmental Health Sciences or MIT Biological Engineering.
Sponsor(s): Biology, Biological Engineering, Libraries
Contact: Courtney Crummett, 14S-134, 617 324-8290, CRUMMETT@MIT.EDU
Katie Bodner, Kristjan Eerik Kaseniit, Kyle Lathem, Richard Nelson Hall, Brandon Nadres, Chamille Lescott
Enrollment: Apply online at: http://openwetware.org/wiki/IGEM:MIT/2014/Recruiting
Sign-up by 12/24
Attendance: Participants must attend all sessions
Prereq: 7.01x preferred
Ever wonder if you could re-program cells to do whatever you wanted? With synthetic biology, the possibilities are endless!
Synthetic biology provides a unique opportunity to combine knowledge from electrical engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering and biology. In this class, through a combination of lectures and work in the lab, you will learn many of the skills necessary to prepare you to join the MIT 2014 iGEM team!
iGEM is an international undergraduate competition in synthetic biology which MIT has competed in since 2004. To find out more about iGEM go to: www.igem.org and http://2014.igem.org. This is the special 10th anniversary of iGEM, and there will be a giant jamboree competition in Boston next November that will enable all teams to go directly to finals.
Through this hands-on class, you will go through the process of constructing DNA circuits, and by the end of IAP, you will create a bacterial lamp you can turn on and off! Guest lectures from synthetic biology professors and trips to local synthetic biology companies will supplement the curriculum.
No background experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome!
Send questions to email@example.com
Visit http://tiny.cc/MITiGEM2014 to apply
Note: Times are roughly subject to change.
Sponsor(s): Biological Engineering
Contact: Katie Bodner, KBODNER@MIT.EDU