Project Description: At this time, we have an opening for research UROP. This project involves work under faculty/staff affiliated with MIT/Harvard's HST division as well as CSAIL and the recently established National Center for Biomedical Computing named I2B2. As one of 2 national established NIH-funded centers for Bioinformatics in 2005, the $20 million I2B2 has new high-tech facilities and computational resources (http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2005/07/03/harvard_pro ject_to_scan_millions_of_medical_files/?page=full). You can check out the research areas and facilities at: http://www.i2b2.org/ and http://www.hpcgg.org/about.jsp?name=abouthpcgg. Areas of current focus include proteomics, networks, and evolution. We are based in Harvard Medical's new $265 million r! esearch building that opened recently-at the medical school campus ten minutes by M2 shuttle from MIT http://www.hms.harvard.edu/news/releases/0903nrb.html. There is also an office space at MIT where we can have meetings. The research project involves work on biomolecular and knowledge networks, an emerging ares within bioinformatics. Specifically, we are looking at learning new knowledge (applicable to diseases) from large, interconnected biological datasets. Some features of this particular UROP include: - Potential for a high-impact publication by the end of the UROP (previous students alums have won national awards and have been accepted to top graduate/medical programs including Harvard MD/PhD). - Networking at Harvard Medical School community via lab meetings, journal club, seminars, etc. - A self-contained project that can be done within a semester or two- but also has room for expansion for the ambitious student. - Flexible work hours - Independence (can be ! a plus or minus- i.e. student must be highly motivated and put! in the time to be successful). - Flexible work location (desk space will be available at New Research Building with the rest of the group as well). Many students work at MIT (Mentor has location at MIT as well). - Flexible start/end dates Please note that this opportunity may be either for-credit, experience, or MIT-sponsored funding (Note: deadline is soon).
Prerequisites: There is an opportunity that requires *strong programming skills* (CS, engineering, math, and/or physics background a plus) and a different one that is geared more toward biologists/pre-med. You will have a chance to work with Dr. Alterovitz under Prof. Ramoni. You can check out some related (but earlier) work at: http://bcl.med.harvard.edu and www.mit.edu/~gil.
Please send a CV to Gil Alterovitz (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested.