Biochemistry Boot Camp

Boot Camp 2020

Biochemistry Boot Camp 2020 will tentatively occur on June 8-10 this year! Once again, registration is free for all, and we will have several travel grants available for students coming in from out of town. Please keep check back for details as they become available!


Boot Camp 2019 Photo

The participant photo for Biochemistry Boot Camp 2019 is below. You can click on the image to download a high-resolution version (14 MB).

Boot Camp 2019 Participants


Boot Camp 2019, Day 2 Materials

The materials for the second day of boot camp are available below.

Boot Camp 2019, Day 1 Materials


Boot Camp Location and Program

The final location and program for Boot Camp is set! Because of room scheduling conflicts, we'll be holding the program in two rooms this year. In the morning, we'll be in Swalm Room 200, and in the afternoon, we'll be in Hand Lab 1144. Both are great rooms, and both are conveniently next door. More information below:


Registration Open, Travel Grants Availabile!

This year's Biochemistry Boot camp is scheduled for June 10-12. Registration is free and is now open! Off campus guests are welcome, and travel grants are available to support your visit to Starkville (see below).

Biochemistry Boot Camp is a three-day event targeted toward undergraduate and early graduate students doing research in biochemistry and biophysics. The sessions are designed to expose students to the computational tools and concepts used routinely in this type of research. The sessions target a broad range of experiences, introducing students to protein and nucleic acid structure and working up to molecular visualization and basic UNIX.

To register, please contact Nick Fitzkee with your name, department and academic year (grad/undergrad).

New for 2019: Travel Grants Available!

If you are interested in attending from out of town, funding is available to cover your travel, meals, and lodging during the session. You will need to fill out an application form, provide a brief summary (one page) of your summer research plans, and submit a letter from your research adviser. The application form is provided below.

Please email all application materials to Nick Fitzkee before 5:00 PM May 24, 2019. Applicants will be notified of funding before May 31.

To view last year's Boot Camp materials, please click here.

Biochemistry Boot Camp is funded in part by the National Science Foundation under grant number 1818090. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. 


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