Boot Camp

The Fall 2016 bootcamp will be Sep. 12-19, 2016, followed by the Bioinformatics retreat and Bioinformatics Exchange on Sep. 20, 2016 (schedule).

Maps: BRF2 (Biomedical Research Facility II) room 1102, PFBH (Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall) Auditorium


The week-long boot camp for incoming first year students of the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology Graduate Program aims to:

  • Introduce new students to the Program, its faculty and students, the courses, and research opportunities.
  • Foster student community and collaboration among students of the first year class, and to students in upper classes.
  • Convey the bar for the core curriculum and key classes, as well as the research excitement and work ethic characteristic of the program's best students.
  • Provide incoming students with an opportunity to remedy deficiencies prior to taking the core classes.

In addition to boot camp, new graduate students should also attend the Bioinformatics & Systems Biology EXPO, and various campus-wide orientations: