Biochemistry Boot Camp

Boot Camp Cancelled

In the interest of keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to cancel Biochemistry Boot Camp this year. Instead, we will focus our efforts on posting previous years' sessions online. That way, everyone can enjoy and benefit from the sessions without the risk of getting sick. You can check the progress at our Youtube Channel.

Thanks for your support during previous years, and stay healthy!


2020 Registration Open; Travel Grants Available!

This year's Biochemistry Boot camp is scheduled for June 8-10. 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).

Continuing in 2020: 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 22, 2020. 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. 



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!

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