A Cyberlinked Program in Computational Biomolecular Structure & Design
Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes.
We expect most internships will be in-person, but some institutions or applicants may require a virtual format.
We will adjust the program to conditions as needed.
One week of Rosetta Code School (June 5 through June 9) where you will learn the inner details of the RosettaPython code and community coding environment, so you are fully prepared for the summer!
8 weeks of hands-on research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science.
The summer will finish with a trip to the Rosetta Conference in the gorgeous Cascade Mountains of Washington State, where you will present your research in a poster and connect with Rosetta developers from around the world. The conference will be held from August 7 through August 10.
This program is supported by NSF (Award 1950697). Interns will receive housing, paid travel expenses, and a $6,000 stipend.
Program dates are June 5, 2023 - August 11, 2023.
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If accepted, students on the quarter system can request to take their final exams early or request have final exams proctored at Johns Hopkins.
Interest in graduate school
While not required, we seek candidates with some combination of experiences in scientific or academic research, C++/Python/*nix/databases, software engineering, object-oriented programming, and/or collaborative development (git)
**Students graduating before the start of the program are not eligible for the REU and are encouraged to apply to our RaMP Program.