2021 CB Camps

2021 Computational Biology Research Camps

This camp is for academically motivated current (2020-21) 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 our computational biology camp.

For session 2 (June 21-25 dates), we are currently full and additional application will go on the wait list. Please consider other dates since all CB camps have the same content.

Date Time
Session 1   June 7 – June 11, 2021  9 am – 4 pm (Central Time)
Session 2   June 21 – June 25, 2021  9 am – 4 pm (Central Time)
Session 3*   August 2 – August 6, 2021  9 am – 4 pm (Pacific Time)
Session 4   August 16 – August 20, 2021  9 am – 4 pm (Central Time)

*Session 3 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 (2020-21) 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 premium membership and this is your first camp of the year: $420.00.

You may want to consider premium membership.

A computer with internet connection is required to join the online camp.

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

*Session 3 costs $1,140 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.

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 April 25, 2021.

If a student withdraws between April 26, 2021 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.