2022 Summer Camp

MIRCORE Research Camps for High School Students

After two years’ all online summer camps due to COVID-19, these miRcore Summer 2022 camps will be virtual with the addition of two in-person camps. Though the experience is mostly virtual, our prior online camps in 2020 and 2021 have proven that the experience we provide is as immersive as our typical format. This online format also allows a previously impossible nationwide reach and participation.


Our camps are available for academically motivated high school students (including incoming freshmen). A unique feature of our camps is that students will be eligible to continue their learning experience with the free miRcore Volunteer Program (MVP), which meets throughout the school year online and in person (optional). MVP students continue their learning of computational biology research, programming, teamwork, community outreach, and leadership (including to found/lead GIDAS club).

2022 Churchill Scholar Karthik R.

 I cannot stress enough how much you and miRcore have changed my life, not just by helping me get into UM or into the Koschman lab or this scholarship, but also for exposing me to the field of biological research and personalized medicine. Deciding to take the computational biology camp in 8th grade has been one of the best decisions. Without miRcore or the summer camp, I most definitely would not be in this position today.

Computational Biology Virtual Camps

Session 1: June 13 – June 17, 2022

Session 2: June 20 – June 24, 2022

Session 3: July 11 – July 15, 2022

Session 4: August 1 – August 5, 2022

Computational Biology In-Person Camps

Session 1 (University of Michigan): July 18 – July 22, 2022

Session 2 (Scripps 1 week): August 8 – August 12, 2022

CB & Linux (Scripps 2 Week): August 8 – 12 & 15-19, 2022

Biotechnology Sequencing Virtual Camp

Date: June 27 – July 1, 2022

Preferred Students: Previous CB campers 

The Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery and Engineering (MICDE) will provide access to the University of Michigan’s high performance computing system Great Lakes Slurm cluster for all BTS campers to run calculations in a Linux environment.

R Research Virtual Programming Camp

Date: July 25 – July 29

We will use microRNA expression data from cancer patients for analysis, prediction, and figure generation.

Previous Invited Speakers

Philip Maini, PhD

Professor of Mathematical Biology,

University of Oxford

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Michael Boehnke, PhD

Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor,

University of Michigan

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Eric Green, MD, PhD

National Human Genome Research Institute,
National Institute of Health

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Adam Lauring, MD, PhD

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

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David Orentlicher, MD, JD

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

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