For Harvard Students

To become part of QBio, current Harvard graduate students or postdocs in any Science or Engineering discipline are encouraged to apply for scientific training or financial support. Students & postdocs are also welcome to attend our Thursday seminar series. Subscribe here: bit.ly/joinQBS

 

QBIO STUDENT AWARDS 2019

The Quantitative Biology Initiative offers salary and tuition support to Harvard PhD students to pursue research projects at the interface of biology, mathematics, engineering & computation. Students receiving awards will be expected to participate in seminars, retreats, and workshops of the Initiative. Deadline: April 1, 2019. Award: 25-100% of stipend and tuition (depending on commitment level and need) from 07/01/2019 to 06/30/2020. Criteria: Applications should discuss the proposed research and how it fits into the aims of QuantBio. We welcome students whose work involves collaboration between two PIs, one of whose expertise is in biology and the other in mathematics, applied mathematics, or statistics. Application: Applications are now closed for 2019 - check back Spring of 2020.

 

TRAINING IN BIOINFORMATICS

Registration (via the Harvard Training Portal) is now open for the following classes:

  • Introduction to R. Designed for beginners. Four 3-hour sessions covering basics of data analysis and visualization in R. Feb 4th, 7th, 11th, and 14th, 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Register here.
  • Python on Odyssey. Prior Python experience required. One-day workshop on tips and tricks for using Python on the cluster. Feb 22nd, 10 am - 4 pm. Register here.
  • De novo transcriptome assembly. One-day workshop on methods for de novo assembly of RNA-seq data in the absence of a reference genome. Feb 28th, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm. Register by email to tsackton+denovo@g.harvard.edu.
  • Differential expression with RNA-seq. R experience required. One-day workshop on methods for RNA-seq analysis in R. March 13th, 10 am - 4 pm. Register here.
  • Read mapping and variant calling. Cluster account and basic command line experience required. One-day workshop on methods to map sequencing reads and analyze polymorphisms. March 26th, 10 am - 4 pm. Register here.

 

TRAINING IN SCIENTIFIC WRITING

We are pleased to offer two complementary series of Scientific Writing Workshops:

  • Communicating with Humans Outside Your Discipline: Emphasis on writing for general audiences (explainer pieces, opinion pieces, personal narratives, etc). Email: stephenson at g.harvard.edu with the Subject line: Scientific Writing for more info.
  • Communicating with Humans Inside Your Discipline: Emphasis on writing for scientific audiences (abstracts, grants, press releases). Email HarvardQBio@gmail.com with the Subject line: Scientific Writing for more info.