UC Berkeley Synthetic Biology Research Program
Research opportunities are available for highly-motivated UC Berkeley undergraduates in two synthetic biology summer programs. Students will be paid a stipend and are expected to work full-time during the duration of the program (see dates below).
The application deadline is January 30, 2014.
An information session will be held on Thursday, January 23, 5:00-6:30 pm in 177 Stanley Hall.
Special Projects in Synthetic Biology (SPSB)
SPSB is a new team-based program that offers five undergraduates an intense, graduate-level research experience working together to plan, execute, and present a new project in the Dueber Lab. The program will take place from May 27 and through August 15. The program strives to provide a level of autonomy while still providing students with constructive mentorship, and making certain there is ample host lab investment in the success of the team’s project. The team will present their work in at least one campus-wide seminar series and ultimately aim for a publication. We will have weekly meetings to discuss progress and the team members are expected to eventually gain similar independence to that of a graduate student.
UCSF/UCB iGEM team
The joint UCSF/UCB iGEM team is seeking two UCB undergraduates to join the team. iGEM, or the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition, is the "Olympics" of synthetic biology. Students will work in a team of approximately 8 other undergraduate and high school students over the summer on a joint project in synthetic biology. Ideal candidates will be sophomores or juniors with relevant coursework in molecular biology and biochemistry. Previous wet lab experience, specifically in cloning and bacteria/yeast, as well as competence in data analysis/mathematical modeling in MatLab, are preferred. All work will take place at the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. Availability should be 40 hrs/wk May 27-Aug 22, and approximately 10-15 hrs/wk thereafter until Oct. 30. Participation in the iGEM Jamboree in Boston, Oct 30-Nov 3, is mandatory, and all expenses will be covered.
Applications are now being accepted. Apply here by January 30, 2014.
Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley. We welcome students from a wide range of disciplines, including:
- chemical engineering
- chemical biology
- molecular and cell biology
- integrative biology
- computational biology
- electrical engineering
- computer science
To learn more about UC Berkeley's past iGEM teams and projects, click below:
- 2013 UCB iGEM team
- 2012 UCB iGEM team
- 2011 UCB iGEM team
- 2010 UCB iGEM team
- 2009 UCB Experimental team; 2009 UCB Computational team
- 2008 UCB Experimental team; 2008 UCB Computational team
- 2007 UCB iGEM team
- 2006 UCB iGEM team