15th Annual PGRP Symposium – August 11

by | Aug 9, 2016

PGRP 2015 Winners

2015 PGRP Student Symposium winners: Luis Cruz, Michelle Laterrade, and Cedric Clark

Boyce Thompson Institute’s 2016 Plant Genome Research Program Symposium is Thursday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the BTI Atrium and Auditorium located at 533 Tower Road on the Cornell University campus. Interns will either give short talks or present posters about their summer research projects. A panel of judges, including faculty, researchers, and mentors, will select the top talk and poster, which comes with a cash prize, and their name added to a plaque.

This event is free and open to the public.

The 2016 cohort of interns joins the more than 400 students since 2001 who have spent a summer learning advanced techniques in molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics at BTI, while making life sciences discoveries and exploring new careers in research.

This year we have 21 undergraduate and 7 high school (6 are local to the Ithaca area from Ithaca High School and Lansing High School, 1 from Germany) students participating in BTI’s summer internship program.  The undergraduates are from across the entire US. They work on their projects in labs at BTI, Cornell and the USDA.

Listen in to BTI’s Director of Education and Outreach Tiffany Fleming talking about the summer intern program on WHCU radio:


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