Join us in exploring the fascinating world of oral microbiome and disease using bioinformatics tools!
The microbiome in the oral cavity is one of the most complex and diverse human microbiomes, with over 700 bacterial species identified. Several of these bacteria have essential roles in maintaining oral as well as systemic health and normal function. You will learn and use bioinformatics tools to investigate the role of oral microbiome in the development of diseases and the corresponding interactions. As part of the project, students will be responsible for analyzing oral microbiome datasets using bioinformatics tools in MATLAB, R, and Python. You will also be involved in data integration and interpretation, as well as statistical analysis of the results. The ideal candidates should have a background in bioinformatics, computer science, or a related field, with a strong interest in microbiology and/or oral health. Proficiency in programming languages, such as MATLAB, R, or Python, is highly desirable, as well as experience working with large-scale datasets and knowledge of statistical analysis.
The project will provide students with hands-on experience in analyzing large-scale datasets using state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools, as well as exposure to cutting-edge research in oral health and disease. There will be opportunities to present research work at scientific meetings or in journals.
|Length of commitment
|In-person, remote, or hybrid?
|Level of collaboration
|Individual Student Project
|Academic credit & Research Experience
|Who is eligible
|All undergraduate students
Once you begin the digital badge series, you will have access to all the necessary activities and instructions. Your mentor has indicated they would like you to also complete the specific preparation activities below. Please reference this when you get to Step 2 of the Preparation Phase.
The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.
Bioinformatics; Oral Biology