(#404) Computational Biophysics

(#404) Computational Biophysics

For driven high school/undergraduate students, SkoolMentor is offering a unique 8 week opportunity to conduct remote research in computational biophysics with a PhD researcher affiliated with a university medical school. The Mentor has extensive research experience in modeling biological systems with computational tools.

Current day biological research is becoming more interdisciplinary and quantitative in nature. Using powerful computation and sophisticated theories from physics and chemistry, scientists are pushing the boundaries of known worlds of cellular biology. Using some intuitive software tools, students can model different biophysical processes inside a living cell; for example, how a class of proteins interact with each other to form intracellular structures called biomolecular condensates and how those structures help cells to perform a wide variety of tasks. Another example project would be to model the growth of Actin filaments inside living cells which plays a pivotal role in cellular movements and maintaining structural integrity of the cell. Through these projects, students will be exposed to the very exciting and non-traditional world of interdisciplinary research where we use quantitative sciences to gain deeper understanding of a biological problem.

The mentor can assist students to create a poster/presentation to be presented at science fairs and scientific conferences.

Opportunities such as these are also a great way for students to showcase the passion for STEM and stand out in college applications.

The mentoring happens once a week for 8 weeks and is for 1 hour duration.

The students need to put in about 5-6 hours per week on their own doing the research. Students need to know some basic programming in python language.

For pricing and other details contact support@skoolmentor.com right away.

Limited seats available.

* Application Fee is non-refundable.

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