The GeneLab for High Schools (GL4HS) program proudly announces that applications for the summer 2023 virtual GL4HS program is now open through March 20, 2023! GL4HS Virtual 2023 will be held July 17 - August 11, 2023 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm (Pacific) Monday - Friday. GeneLab for High Schools (GL4HS) is a four-week intensive training program for fifteen rising high school juniors and seniors sponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center (near Mountain View, California). GL4HS provides students an opportunity to immerse themselves in space life sciences with a specific focus on omics-based bioinformatics research, the science of collecting and analyzing complex biological data such as genetic codes, and computational biology.
GL4HS also invites up to three science teachers to participate in the GL4HS program during Summer 2023. Teachers are introduced to NASA and Space Biology research, and bioinformatics tools and analysis in the same virtual classroom as the GL4HS high school student participants. Teacher participants will develop an educational resource for their own classrooms, and to share with other teachers, based on investigations in NASA’s GeneLab database.
Program components include:
- Study of omics-based research, including bioinformatics and computational biology methods and techniques
- Applications of NASA Space Biology research, and associated bioinformatics analyses
- Development of a competitive team experimental proposal based on analysis of data from the GeneLab Data Repository (students) or a curricular product (teachers)
- Networking sessions with university professors and industry experts
Further information and a link to the application portal can be accessed here.
Application deadline: March 20, 2023 by 5:00 pm (PT)