'Computational biology approaches to comparing genetic aberrations in mouse and human breast cancer' - BIOC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Uri David Akavia

Supervisor's Email: uri.david.akavia [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-8526

Supervisor's Website: https://mcgill.ca/biochemistry/about-us/department/faculty-members/uri-david-akavia

Supervisor's department: Biochemistry

Course number: BIOC 396 (Biochemistry)

Term: Winter 2013-2014

Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014

Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014

Project title: Comparing genetic aberrations in mouse and human breast cancer

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The student will compare genetic aberrations (loss of DNA, for example) in mouse models of breast cancer, to aberrations present in human patients of breast cancer. The project serves as an introduction to Computational Biology and will include human-mouse genome comparisons, applying statistical methods to identify aberrations, and follow up of interesting aberrations.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 50% evaluation of lab work and reports to supervisor during the semester; 50% final report

Project status: This project is open to applicant.

How students can apply / Next steps: Email me your CV & transcripts with the specific project you're interested in

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.