Supervisor's Name: Dr. Robert Murgita
Supervisor's Email: Robert.Murgita [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's department: Microbiology and Immunology
Course number: MIMM 397 (Immunology
Term: Winter 2013-2014
Project start date: Monday, January 6, 2014
Project end date: Friday, April 11, 2014
Project title: Active site localization of AFP
Project description (50-100 words suggested): The objective of the project is to identify active sites within the 595 amino acid sequence of AFP (alphafetoprotein) that are responsible for its immunoregulatory properties. Specifically, the student will be tasked with using his comp-sci background and programming experience to enhance existing software, as well as create new software, that assists the Murgita team in this objective.
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): Final grade shall be based on laboratory performance as evaluated by the research supervisor (50%) and the final written research report (minimum 10 pages) graded by the supervisor and the course coordinator or the coordinator's delegate (50%).
Project status: This project is taken.
How students can apply / Next steps: For MIMM: After all parts of this application form are completed, and the hard copy is signed by the professor and the student, bring this application form and your unofficial transcript to Prof. Gregory Marczynski during office hours, who will review/approve as the course coordinator for MIMM 396 (Microbiology) or MIMM 397 (Immunology).
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.