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Molecular Medicine In Action
March 10-11, 2013
APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 13, 2012
RECOMMENDATION DEADLINE: November 15, 2012
NO APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT A TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
Selections will be made by December 7, 2012
All students will be notified by December 14, 2012
2013 Molecular Medicine In Action Application
2013 Molecular Medicine In Action-14 Year!
What is it like to peer into the world of genetics and use the same tools researchers have to better understand and develop treatments and cures of complex diseases?
Fifty Indiana high-school students will get that opportunity March 10-11, 2013, at the Molecular Medicine In Action program at the Indiana University School of Medicine. These select students will work alongside some of the nation's top researchers in the labs of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research.
"With the decoding of the human genome, research continues to press forward to understand the roles genes play in disease and to discover new and effective ways to correct genetic flaws," says program director Mark Kelley, Ph.D., associate director of the Wells Center. "Working side-by-side with our scientists, our program gives science students a realistic and meaningful hands-on experience."
Under the supervision of IU scientists, the students will rotate through workstations and labs, learning how DNA - the building blocks of life - is isolated and analyzed. They also will observe how gene mutations are identified and how modified genes are used in therapy. Students also will learn about the latest microscopic imaging techniques that enable researchers to study living cells.
The Molecular Medicine In Action program, now in its 14th year, also is geared to build closer ties between the IU School of Medicine and Indiana's science teachers and students. "Our goal is to share the excitement of what genetic science promises," says Dr. Kelley, the Betty and Earl Herr Professor of Pediatric Oncology Research. "We merely loan the student participants the tools to learn - they provide the vision."
Support for this year's program comes from the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research, IU School of Medicine and Riley Children's Foundation.
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Complete the on-line application
Submit by the deadline November 13th, 2012.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of Indiana high school biology and chemistry teachers. Applicants will be notified by December 14, 2012