Computational Biology Undergraduate Fellowships

Amy McGough amcgough at
Wed Nov 16 19:57:19 EST 1994

National Science Foundation-supported
Undergraduate Training Opportunities 
at the W.M. Keck Center for Computational Biology

The W. M. Keck Center for Computational Biology 
Undergraduate Research Training Program

	Science and engineering are in the process of being transformed 
by the power of new computing technologies.  Our goals is to train a new 
kind of scientist -- one poised to seize the advantages of a national 
supercomputing prowess in solving important problems in biology.

	The W.M. Keck Center for Computational Biology offers studies in 
Computational Biology through three partner institutions: Baylor College 
of Medicine, Rice University, and the University of Houston.  The Program 
emphasizes algorithm  development, computation, and visualization in the 
areas of biology, biochemistry, and biophysics.   The Keck Center draws 
on the intellectual  and technological resources of its partner 
institutions, including the High Resolution Electron Microscopy Center 
and the Human Genome Center at Baylor College of Medicine, The Center for 
Research on Parallel Computation and the Institute of Bioscience and 
Bio-engineering at Rice University, and the Institute of Molecular Design 
and the Texas Center for Advanced Molecular Computation at University of 

	The research groups involved in the Keck Center are at the 
forefronts of their respective areas, and their laboratories are 
outstanding settings for the training program.  The faculty have been 
chosen to represent the fields necessary for the development and 
deployment of new computational tools in modern biology.  The subject 
areas encompass the intellectual activities needed to ask incisive 
questions, develop appropriate algorithms to approach the problems, and 
to execute the methods on modern computational architectures.
Trainees will have mentors to guide them in taking advantage of 
interdisciplinary approaches.

	The Keck Center Undergraduate Research Fellowships, provide a 
stipend of $1500,  are available for either during the academic year  
(for nine months) or during the summer (for three months).  

 	To obtain an application form, contact Marc Archambault, 
Executive Director of the W.M. Keck Center for Computational Biology, by 
Email at compbio at, by phone at (713) 527-4752, or fax at (713) 

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