University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) Plant Genomics Internships

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 Deadline: 

February 15, 2013
   

Start Date: 

May 28, 2013
   

Duration: 

9 Weeks: May 28 - July 27, 2013
   

Location: 

Columbia, MO
   

Area of Interest: 

Arts
Biomedical Sciences
Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Sciences
Humanities
Physical Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Other:
   

Category: 

Education
   

Description: 

The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) is a nationally recognized center for plant genetics research and has been awarded over ten grants from the National Science Foundation to fund research in plant structural and functional genomics. Faculty in biological sciences, biochemistry, plant sciences/agronomy, and the USDA/ARS are eager to provide training opportunities for undergraduates who wish to participate in collaborative research. Research problems include: genome organization, gene expression, signal transduction, hormone action, organelle biochemistry, disease resistance, and crop plant productivity. Genomics approaches to understanding these problems include: genetic and physical mapping, multiple methods for functional analysis, and bioinformatics.
   

Benefits: 

$3,600, one hour of academic credit, travel to and from Columbia, on-campus housing and meals.

   

Major(s): 

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Developmental & Cell Biology
Chemistry
Biophysics

   

GPA: 

   
Year In School at 
start of program: 
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
   
Employment 
 Eligibility: 
Has Citizenship
Has Permanent Residence
Has Work Permit
Other: 
   

Required 
Documents: 

Resume
Personal Statement
Letters of Recommendation
Other: Transcripts
 

Contact: 

Dr. Linda Blockus
150 Bond Life Sciences Center
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: 573-882-5979    
Email: BlockusL@missouri.edu

 

Program Website: 

http://undergradresearch.missouri.edu/programs-jobs/programs/plant-genomics.php
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