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IIP-Institut Pasteur, Department of Cell Biology and Infection (Physics of Biological Function)
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Program Features: Lab Based Work, Research
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
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Program Description:
Institut Pasteur

Organization Overview
Since its creation in 1887, the Institut Pasteur has become famous throughout the world as a symbol of science and French culture. For 120 years, its foundation has contributed to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through research, teaching, and public health initiatives. The Institute enjoys an independent status and has numerous other assets, with its research laboratories, technological platforms, teaching center, and medical center all located on one campus in the heart of Paris. 

The Unit for the Physics of Biological Function at Institut Pasteur works at the interface between physics and biology, combining theory and experiment. The organization is interested in quantitative descriptions of the rich qualitative phenomena of complex biological systems with the ultimate goal to understand how they derive from general principles. Over the past several years the core focus has been on cellular specification in multicellular organisms: how does a cell know where it is, what it is, and when does it know that? This problem is at the heart of bridging the formation of macroscopic patterns in multi-cellular organisms to the molecular events that govern the underlying decisions in individual cells. These decisions are controlled by genetic network activity and gene regulation, and the organization has developed quantitative tools centered on microscopy and statistical physics to tackle this problem

Intern Responsibilities:

Cell Biology Intern
IIP interns will be engaged in working on current topics of the laboratory. They will learn some of the techniques used in the laboratory and then contribute to specific projects in the research areas mentioned above, by performing bibliographic searches on the project and experimental work, and by analyzing the data and drawing conclusions about the subsequent experiments. Examples of potential projects include: imaging and measuring transcriptional activity in mouse ES cells or generating synthetic embryos from mouse ES cells and analyzing their morphology and gene

Strong math background (200-level math courses as a freshman), computer science (practical knowledge of C++, Phython, Matlab, or equivalent) and/or the physical sciences is a plus. Prior training in biology is not necessary but encouraged. Good programming skills are an absolute must. 

If you are enrolled int he Global Health Program certificate, this internship will fulfill the GHP internship requirement.

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