2020 Computational Biology Research Camps

2020 Computational Biology Research Camps

This camp is for academically motivated current (2019-20) high school and incoming 9th grade students interested in computer, math, science, and medicine. The camp will focus on the role of genomics in diseases and symptoms and guide students in performing computational biology research using patient RNA expression data to identify genes related to certain diseases. There will be a separate basic genomics session to accommodate students who have not taken first year high school biology. Students will learn basic AI concepts in identifying diseases.

Thank you for your interest in the program. All sessions are currently full; additional applications will go on the wait list.

  Date Time
Session 1   June 1 – June 5, 2020  9 am – 4 pm (Eastern Time)
Session 2   June 15 – June 19, 2020  9 am – 4 pm (Eastern Time)
Session 3   July 6 – July 10, 2020  9 am – 4 pm (Central Time)
Session 4*   July 27 – July 31, 2020  9 am – 4 pm (Pacific Time)


*Session 4 is the first week of a 2 week camp that is intended to be taken in its entirety. Click here for more information on this camp.


INTENDED AUDIENCE: Academically motivated current (2019-20) high school and incoming 9th grade students interested in computers, math, science, and medicine.

FEE: $540* (Basic membership is included for all campers.)

After reviewing your essay in the registration form, we will inform you regarding acceptance within 7-10 business days. If accepted, you will be sent payment options. Limited partial scholarships are available for financially-challenged students such as those in a free or reduced lunch program. Proof of income is required.

If you have a regular membership and this is your first camp of the year: $460.00.

You may want to consider regular membership.

Laptop and internet connection is required.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25 (your registration is finalized after the fee is received).


ALL SESSIONS ARE FULL – Registering now will put you on the waitlist


*Session 4 costs $1080 because it is a two week program.


Note: All campers are invited to join any and all talks, regardless of which camp they signed up for.

Session 1 Speaker

Eric Green, MD, PhD

National Human Genome Research Institute,
National Institute of Health

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Session 2 Speaker


Session 3 Speaker

Adam Lauring, MD, PhD

Associate Professor,
Department of Internal Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases),
University of Michigan

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Session 4* Speaker

David Orentlicher, MD, JD

Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law,
University of Nevada Las Vegas

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Camp Overview

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Theme Genes in Diseases Gene Expression Statistics and Biology Gene Networks Social Impact

Personalized medicine and DNA

RNA and Microarrays

T-test and Gene Ontology

Protein functions and Pathways Molecular Functions and Diseases
Goal Initial group presentations on a disease of choice Determining a dataset for group research Identifying RNA biomarkers in a disease Identifying biological functions to focus on

Final group presentations




Refund Policy

The $100 administrative fee will not be refunded once the camp application is accepted.

If a student withdraws, the camp fee paid minus the administrative fee will be refunded if we are notified by May 20, 2020.

If a student withdraws between May 21, 2020 and three weeks before the camp starting date, we will refund 50 percent of the camp fee paid.

No refund will be given after three weeks before the camp starting date.