For academically motivated students finishing 8th-12th grades, the GIDAS (Genes in Diseases and Symptoms) program involves computational biology, including applied mathematics and computer science, to analyze biological data, particularly data gathered from gene sequencing. The camp will focus on understanding the role of genomics in diseases and symptoms, how medical treatments can be developed to affect gene expression, and how to use computational biology to help identify genes that may be linked to certain diseases or symptoms such as Alzheimer's Disease.
The GIDAS program includes a national competitive computational biology team
program for high school students. Any student interested in computational biology, genetics and computational research, including students not participating on high school teams, are welcome to apply.
More information, including the registration forms can be found on the miRCORE web pages listed above.