2022 Summer Camps

Computational Biology Research Camps for High School Students

After two years’ all online summer camps due to COVID-19, these miRcore Summer 2022 camps will be continuously virtual. Though the experience is completely 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, 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.

2022 Computational Biology Research Camps

This camp is for 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.

  Date Time
Session 1   June 13 – June 17, 2022  9 am – 4 pm (Central Time)
Session 2   June 20 – June 24, 2022  9 am – 4 pm (Central Time)
Session 3   July 11 – July 15, 2022  9 am – 4 pm (Central Time)
Session 4   July 18 – July 22, 2022  9 am – 4 pm (Central Time)
Session 5   August 1 – August 5, 2022  9 am – 4 pm (Pacific Time)


INTENDED AUDIENCE: Academically motivated current (2021-22) high school and incoming 9th grade students interested in computers, math, science, and medicine.

FEE: $585* (Basic MVP 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: $465.00.

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

REGISTRATION FEE: $35 (your registration is finalized after the fee is received).

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 30, 2022.

If a student withdraws between April 30, 2022 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.


Philip Maini, PhD

Professor of Mathematical Biology,
University of Oxford

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

Michael Boehnke, PhD

Richard G. Cornell Distinguished University Professor,
University of Michigan

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

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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