SORBONNE UNIVERSITE - Department of Computational & Quantitative Biology
Stanford Global Studies
France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Applications closed on February 6, 2019
The LCQB is an interdisciplinary laboratory working at the interface between biology and quantitative sciences. It is built to promote a balanced interaction of theoretical and experimental approaches in biology and to foster the definition of new experimental questions, data analysis and modeling of biological phenomena. Our projects address questions concerning biological structures and processes and their evolution through the gathering of experimental measures, the in silico generation of new biological data that remain inaccessible to experiments today (modeling of biological systems), the development of statistical methods for data analysis, and the conception of original algorithms aimed to predictions.
Recently, the lab started analyzing ancient genomes of Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans with the aim to unravel genomic characteristics in these populations due to ecological and climatic constraints. The student will take part of this exciting computational project by contributing to the analysis of the copy number variation in human (and animal) ancient genomes. This work is done in collaboration with two colleague anthropologists.
Internship: Study of Copy Number Variation in ancient genomes of Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans.
Dates: Between 6/17/19 and 7/31/19 (6 weeks)
Funding: 6 weeks: $4,500. Recipients for this internship must be enrolled at Stanford the quarter following the completion of the project for which they received funding. Thus, students who wish to pursue a fellowship the summer after their senior year may do so, but only if they apply for and receive permission from the University Registrar to enroll for a “graduation quarter” the following fall. For more information on graduation quarters, please visit: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/registrar/bulletin1011/4941.htm
Language requirement: English is spoken in the lab. French is helpful, but not required
Prerequisites: This internship is open to undergraduate students at any level (Freshman to Senior level). The student should be fluent in programming and possibly have already acquired some knowledge of biological molecules.
Application: Applicants should be prepared to submit the following documents:
Completed application form (1 page).
Itemized budget (1 page).
Letter to be addressed to the France-Stanford Center Director describing your research interests and why you are applying for the position. Please explain the nature of your background and skills in programming and biology. Where and how did you acquire the relevant training? Are there particular courses you took, particular research projects you pursued, etc.? (800 words)
Recommendation letter from the applicant’s advisor, discussing the applicant and the merits of the proposed visit (1 page).
Applicant’s CV (1 page).
Unofficial Stanford transcript.
Eligibility and Requirements:
For more internship positions provided by the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program, please see our internship listing.