We have partnerships with the Joint Genome Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Lab and many other institutions. These partnerships take a number of forms: researchers at other institutions serve as adjunct QSB faculty, researchers at other universities collaborate with our faculty, students can participate in formal exchange programs such as the JGI/UC Merced Genomics Internship Program, and some students visit or work in partner institutions as part of their coursework. An example of the latter is Professor Carolin Frank's genome biology class, where students help annotate and analyze bacterial genomes that were sequenced at the JGI.
- Introduce students to emerging genomics technologies and informatics
- Provide hands-on experience in cutting edge genomics research
- Apply experimental and computational tools to research level problems
- Analyze results using data and translate into scientific context