Research Partnerships

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The Bioinformatics Program is part of the NIH Graduate Partnership Program (GPP). Students may request consideration for admission to a special PhD program between Boston University and the laboratories of the Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). If admitted to the GPP, they will complete their academic requirements for the PhD at Boston University, then select a research director at the NIH and complete their thesis research in Bethesda, MD.

The purpose of these fellowships is to stimulate collaboration between BU scientists and NIH intramural investigators, and to provide Bioinformatics students with the opportunity to engage in research and computational laboratories on the NIH campus.

Applicants selected as candidates for this program will be invited to interview at both NIH and Boston University. Learn more about the partnership program at the NIH.

International Research Partnerships and Opportunities

The Program co-organizes the annual International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology (IBSB) in collaboration with groups from Germany and Japan.

The Workshops were established in 2001 by the BU Bioinformatics Program in collaboration with the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics and Modeling of Cell Processes at Humboldt-University Berlin. (Explore Humboldt on its website)

Rotating annually among the three countries, the workshops emphasize student participation through talks and posters.

In Germany, participants come from Humboldt, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Dahlem, the Free University Berlin, and the Hahn-Meitner Institute. Japanese scientists are affiliated with Kyoto University and the University of Tokyo. The 14th Annual International Workshop on Bioinformatics and Systems Biology took place in Berlin from July 20-23, 2014.