International Research Experience for Undergraduates
Opportunities are available for motivated undergraduate students to learn and explore the fields of molecular ecology and genomics through participation in the Philippine PIRE project. This international Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) will provide students summer research experience in the field and the laboratory, theoretical and hands-on training in advanced molecular methodology, and immersion in the culture of the Philippines. Currently the REU program is for students from Old Dominion University, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Rutgers University, and Arizona State University, but we are hoping to expand this once in a lifetime opportunity.
‘Omics and Bioinformatics Training
The PIRE project is providing training in the theory and techniques of genomics to local scientists, working professionals and university students. Our ‘Omics and Bioinformatics Workshop in the Philippines is a two-week intensive course that includes lectures and hands-on experience. The training refreshes participants knowledge of genetics. It then introduces participants to the software tools and computing techniques necessary to process the vast amount of information contained in a genome. Participants practice these techniques with our instructors’ actual research data. The training continues with interested students pursuing a genomics project with guidance from PIRE personnel. The aim is to inspire collaboration between young scientists from the US and the Philippines.