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  1. Hi! I am a third year Life Sciences student at HAN University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) and I'm looking for internships in the field of Human Genetics or Neurogenetics. I've applied to a few companies and universities, but I was wondering if anyone has any advice or recommendations on where I should apply. I would prefer to do my internship in Europe. Any sort of advice would really help. Thanks!
  2. Hi! I know its early. But considering the success of Fall 2017 forum, I thought we should start Fall 2018 discussion thread early! Good luck preparing for your applications!
  3. University of Lodz (UniLodz) is ranked as 6th classical university in Poland according to scimagoir.com. Employing more than 2200 academic staff on 12 faculties UniLodz conducts scientific projects and postgraduates PhD students in biology and environmental science. For more information please refer to https://en.uni.lodz.pl/university-of-lodz-facts-figures/ . PhD Position (m/f/d): Eco- and phylogeography of Chironomidae (Insecta Diptera) in Greece Commencement date: first recruitment to PhD school is in June 2021, second one is in September 2021 The doctoral course and research must be conducted in Lodz, Poland The Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology located at UniLodz employs international team of more than 30 researchers and is one of the leading institutions in Central Europe that conducts research in freshwater ecology and invertebrate genetics. The working group of Mediterranean phylo- and ecogeography invites applications for a position within the frame of PhD School focusing on biology and environmental science. The aim of the PhD project is to investigate ecogeographical distribution of non-biting midges (aquatic files) in Greek streams and its phylogeographical background. We want to resolve the question what is the pattern of population history in the region and what environmental factors drive it at macro- and microhabitat scale. Studies are based on the large collection of Chironomidae larvae from all around Greece supplemented by the exhaustive environmental data. A student can join our expeditions to Sothern Balkans but this is not obligatory as the material is already collected. The doctoral studies are limited to 48 months. Your tasks Processing the Chironomidae collection, identifying the material to the lowest possible taxonomical level, DNA barcoding and amplifying other molecular markers. Statistical and phylogenetic analyses using multivariate techniques applied in community ecology and phylogeography. Working as an member of a motivated multidisciplinary team within the department and external academic partners. Publishing scientific papers peer-reviewed JCR-listed journals. Presentation of results at meetings and international conferences. Take apart in classes offered within the PhD School. Requirements Master diploma in life science or environmental sciences that is accepted in Poland. Advanced knowledge on freshwater ecosystem functioning. Interest in freshwater ecology, entomology, DNA barcoding and phylogeography. English (written and oral) or Polish is required. The ability to focus on long-time laboratory work. Good communication skills and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team. Recruitment to PhD school is subjected to CV and interview with applicants We offer you Full-time supervision through the whole period of PhD studies and care in any formal and technical problems. Extensive courses in Chironomidae identification, genetic lab works, and statistics used in the project. Excellent infrastructure, including genetic lab and good quality optical equipment as well as work spaces divided into small rooms (no open space). Extensive options of vocational training (i.a. expert lectures and seminars, cheap Polish and English language courses). Flexible working hours and various models to ensure the compatibility of family and career. Cheap accommodation in PhD students’ dormitory house (rent with all utilities ca. 150€ per month), kindergarten on the campus, scholarship of ca. 500-700€ per month (enough to live well in Poland). Health insurance is also granted for non-EU PhD students. The promotion of equal rights is a matter of course for us. Severely disabled persons and those equaling severely disabled persons who are equally suitable for the position will be considered preferentially within the framework of legal requirements. Interested? The doctoral thesis will be jointly supervised by prof. Michał Grabowski (michal.grabowski@biol.uni.lodz.pl) and dr Mateusz Płóciennik (mateusz.plociennik@biol.uni.lodz.pl). We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive application documents (cover letter, CV, transcripts, certificates etc.) e-mailed to the dr Mateusz Płóciennik (mateusz.plociennik@biol.uni.lodz.pl). In any question please contact dr Płóciennik on RG or by Skype (Skype address: mplociennik10, Lodz, Poland).
  4. Relative to the other Biosciences Programs, is it true that Genetics is the most / one of the more competitive programs in Biosciences?
  5. Hey all, I'm a Fall 2020 Genetics PhD applicant for the University of Cambridge. I've had a Skype interview with a POI 2 weeks ago, and I realized that my status on the portal changed from "under review by the Department" to "under review by the Degree Committee" just yesterday. Anyone know what this means? Thanks in advance!
  6. And so it begins, GC applicants for 2019! Welcome first time applicants, applicants who didn't get interviews, multiple cycle applicants, applicants who didn't matched, and basically everyone interested in genetic counseling. In such a competitive field I think there is no such thing as starting too early!
  7. Hi Folks, I just received my PHD offer from both CMU CPCB program and Cornell Computational Biology program in Ithaca and I really have a tough time deciding which school I should go. My past research majorly focusing on human genetic field and I would like to continue my research within this specific field. Both school have some professor that I would like to work with but it seems like each school have different focus. Really want to hear opinions about pros and cons about coming to these schools. Thanks for the time!!
  8. Hi! I've applied this past application cycle to PhD programs in or related to behavioral genetics. My most recent research job was a three-month gig in the middle of 2018 (I had a longer researcher job before that). I worked on a short freelancing project after that and now I ideally want to get some seasonal/project-based/temporary research work. While I may just end-up getting some random temp job in the intervening time, I think being in a research position will be advantageous if I get any interviews. But any of you who does what I do probably knows that people who do scientific research usually want to hire workers who can stay-on for awhile, a thing I can't commit to now given that I could be in grad school in the Fall. I've reached out to researchers and tried to be forthcoming about my situation, but no luck so far. Does anyone have any advice? If it helps, I live in Chicago.
  9. Hey guys I thought it would be good to start a thread for people applying for genetic counseling school for Fall 2017. I am starting to prepare for the GRE and the supplemental materials of the application since I will be in the midst of finals when applications are due. I would love to talk to more people about genetic counseling school who are also applying or have applied previously. I am just now getting a list of programs that I want to apply to, which includes: Northwestern University, Emory University, University of South Carolina, Stanford University, CSU Stanislaus, Boston University, University of Michigan, and UT Houston.
  10. I graduated with a bachelor degree in business administration in 2006 (foreign country). We don't do GPA there, but my uGPA is probably around 3.0. I worked on the family business for a while, then moved to the U.S. (husband was transferred). I didn't work for a very long time, just published a few ebooks online (in my native language). I knew I wanted to go back to school for a long time, but (not worth explaining the whole situation here) my husband wouldn't let me. Fast forward 10 years I got a divorce and enrolled in a community college to start getting core science courses. I'm halfway through with a 4.0 GPA. I always had a passion for science and only went to business because of family pressure. I live in Boston, so there's a lot of opportunities in biotech here, but for most part, you need a PhD to have a successful career in industry (I don't want to work in academia). I'm trying to get it right, now that I'm "free", so to speak. But here's the thing: I'm 37 years old, with no science background, other than these community college classes. I initially thought I would need a second bachelor degree in science to successfully make this change and be accepted in a PhD program. However, professors and counselors I've been talking to say that I don't need another undergraduate degree and that doing a masters after the core science block would be enough. My concern is that my GPA is too low for graduate school, but as I've been reading, it seems that the way that education works in the U.S., I can never erase my past. That number will follow me forever, regardless of a second bachelors. How much coursework would be necessary to raise my uGPA to acceptable levels? I also hear that the farther you are from your previous education, the less important it is. But the problem is that I haven't done much of anything since then, other than be a housewife. On the other hand, due to financial aid limitations to second bachelor candidates and lifetime limit on federal loans, the only schools that I could afford to attend are the state schools, which in MA are not well regarded. I've also been told that associating myself with say, UMass, would be more detrimental to my application. I'm trying to figure out if getting a bachelor in biology or biochemistry would really raise my chances of getting into a doctorate program in genetics/biotech, or if I could "fix" my GPA with an associate degree in science and then proceed to get a masters before applying. Some people suggested getting the Harvard Extension School masters in biotechnology and then applying to a full time masters in a really good school. HES would be an "intermediate step" between my weak background and a strong science program. I'm lucky enough to already work in biotech (as an executive assistant) and have the chance to do real scientific research in my community college (in molecular biology), participate in journal clubs (which I hear, students only get exposed to in graduate school). So, I believe these things are a plus and may offset the fact that I don't have degree in science. What do you guys think?
  11. Hello All, I need help with deciding what specialty of psychology I should pursue, and by getting others' experiences and perspectives on these specialties, I hope to be better equipped to make that decision. I need to have all my graduate school applications turned in by Dec 1, 2018 (next December). I am hoping to find a fully funded program preferably, but I know I can't put all my eggs in one basket. The specialties I am interested in are neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, experimental, clinical, social, and cognitive. I came into this thinking I wanted to be a clinical psychologist, but now after having gone through some of my Psych classes, I ultimately would like to get myself to a place where I can do clinical, as well as research and/or teaching. Being completely unfamiliar with this process, I am very unaware of what the best way to proceed would be, in order to achieve my ultimate goal. This is why I am reaching out to you all, and I thank you in advance for any and all help! I will graduate with my Bachelor's in Psychology in April 2019, and plan on continuing on to Graduate school afterwards. My prior background I was a Respiratory Therapist, where I worked mostly in the ER, ICU, NICU, and PICU. I was also an active member in my husband's unit FRG (Family Readiness Group), where I mainly gave whatever kind of support was needed to those spouses who lost their soldier while deployed. I plan on applying for a few available internships this summer, so I can have more experience, and get my graduate school applications looking more favorable. I am 33, a mother of 3, a wife of a disabled veteran, and a strong woman just trying to make her difference in the world. With that being said, here are some questions I have, and again, any help or insight you might have on any or all of this, is more than welcome! 1. PhD or PsyD? 2. What are the realities (what can I expect) of working in the different specialties I mentioned above? 3. Are there any programs you would suggest that I highly check into? 4. How many applications did you submit for grad school? (Just curious, because my list is way too long so far) 5. What is the best way I can achieve my ULTIMATE GOAL, mentioned above? 6. Any suggestions on how to look more favorable to grad schools? 7. What other things about this whole process, am I forgetting to think about? Any other information you need from me, please just ask! Feel free to give any additional information not mentioned. Thankful Always, Christine M.
  12. Hi everyone! I am an applicant for Genetic Counseling at the University of Pittsburgh. My application is officially being reviewed as of a few weeks/a month ago and I'm basically just playing the waiting game. A few stats about me: 26 years old, graduating with a BS in Biology April 2018, 3.34 GPA, 5 years pharmacy experience, GC shadowing experience, bereavement counseling volunteer, research experience, and personal GC experience. I only applied to UPitt -- kind of scary, but hoping for the best. Anyone else applying to GC programs for Fall 2018?
  13. Hey, guys! As a foreign student, I've never had the need to write anything like a statement of purpose. Well, now that I'm applying to Grad School, I just finished mine. I would like to know if there's anyone here willing to take a look at it and give a few comments on how it is. Thanks!
  14. Hi All, I hope I've posted this in the right place. I'm hoping that somebody will be able to provide me with a few more universities who conduct Molecular Ecology work, especially environmental DNA work. So far I've looked at Michigan Tech, Teledo CUNY Central Michigan Also on average how many PhDs programs should one apply for. Unlike the UK they all seem to have application fees as well?
  15. Hello all. I am graduating from University of Florida in 20 days with a 3.83 in biochemistry. I landed a job in industry working with viral vectors and proteins. I have 2.5 years of cancer research. 2 years of clinical pain research. A semester of random unrelated research and volunteering! I am very interested in turning cells into life saving machines and money making machines! that is pretty much what I want to do. my interests lie in cancer and in diseases. they also lie in industrial applications of genetic and cell engineering. Any advice on schools that have good programs? I have a lot I've researched but I value all your opinions. I listed my stats so you would be more fit to tell me certain schools. EXCUSE my grammar.
  16. I'm currently planning to apply to graduate school this year, and I've realized that I am kind of lost about what kind of program I should apply to. If I wanted to eventually end up doing longevity research, what would be a good graduate program to enter? Should I go for a degree in Human Genetics? Biomed? Is one field easier to get into than the other, if I know my application won't be as competitive compared to others? Also, is a PhD necessary for biology-related fields? Is it okay to do a masters first to get a "taste" of the field, so to speak, before seeing if I want to commit to a PhD or maybe even try to apply for medical school?
  17. Hi guys, This is my first time posting on this forum. I'm a junior looking to apply to grad school this fall. I'm mostly interested in the intersection of computational biology and molecular biology, i.e. I'm not a big fan of benchwork, but I want to have some wet lab component in my future grad school research because I don't want to spend all my time sitting in front of computer. Currently I'm a biological sciences major, but I've taken stats, probability, linear algebra and multivariable calculus and three computer science classes (2 programming + 1 theory). I'm about to start a research that is purely computational biology (no wet lab involved). I had a significant summer research involving wet lab and my last research at school is computation biology but not very sophisticated as I didn't have much knowledge back then. I think I'm most likely to apply to biological sciences programs that offer the option to focus on computational biology but I realized that I actually don't have a lot of traditional biology classes like microbiology under my belt, although I'm expecting to take higher level/grad level genetics classes. I wonder if this situation will make me look bad since after all, I'm applying to a biology program? My other concern is that I started my computational biology research relatively late because I have to accumulate cs/math knowledge before I can get in one. Will that be a disadvantage? My last question is how important is GRE score especially verbal? I'm not concerned my quantitative part, but I've read that the average verbalxscore for top tier biological sciences programs are really high. Any input will be much appreciated!!! Thank you so much for your help!
  18. Hi guys, I am contemplating doing a PhD but I am very concerned about my profile. If you could please tell me if I have a shot at the top 20 colleges in the US and how to strengthen my profile. Undergrad Institution: Delhi University (india) Major(s): Biocehmistry Minor(s): None GPA in Major: Percentage system, 63% Overall GPA: Position in Class:Average Masters: State university (comes undeer JNU) Major: Biotechnology Minor: None Percentage:73% Type of Student: Imternational female GRE Scores (revised/old version): 312/340 Q: 159 V: 154 W: 4 B: NA My GRE expired. Will be retaking TOEFL Total: 108/120 . expired, needs retake Research Experience: 1 year- “APOA1 gene polymorphism in patients with Coronary Artery Disease” under the Guidance of Dr Arvind Kumar Bhatt and Prof. PC Negi, Deptt. of Cardiology, IGMC, Shimla 1 month- Worked as a Biotech Consortium India Limited sponsored winter trainee with Aristogene Biosciences), Bangalore on “Detecting Alu inserts in humans’ with the objective to ascertain the presence of Alu inserts at PV 92 loci in normal population under the supervision of Dr. Vasundhra B (Director) 1 month-Worked as a Researcher at St John’s Hospital, Bangalore, India assisting Genetic Counselor Dr. Preetha for 8 hrs a day for one month. 1 year- worked on “Studying drosophila genetics” under the supervision of Dr. Sunita Joshi (University of Delhi) and the work included Growing and maintaining Drosophila stocks, Characterizing various prevalent mutants, polytene chromosome, Isolating salivary glands and Separation of wild eyed and Mutant pigments using Thin Layer Chromatography. Awards/Honors/Recognitions: (Within your school or outside?) Ø Qualified Combined Biotechnology Entrance Examination (CEEB)-2012 conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on behalf of Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, New Delhi in 2012, Ø Qualified UGC-NET-2013 conducted by the University Grants Commission (UGC), MHRD, GOI, New Delhi. Ø Qualified All India Level Entrance Test “Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering - GATE”- 2014 Ø Qualified JGEEBILS-2013 Ø Awarded Best Speaker for presentation on "Gene Therapy" in Biochemistry Fest 2011 Ø Awarded 2nd prize in debate on "Should animal testing be allowed for scientific research?" in an inter-college competition involving 20 participants from 10 colleges Pertinent Activities or Jobs: Currently working with Teach for India ( part of Teach to lead) as a fellow, teaching unprivileged kids. Any Miscellaneous Accomplishments that Might Help: Special Bonus Points: 2 strong recos, one from research one from teaching, 1 medium, Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter:was a professional dancer during college. Applying to Where: Not yet decided. Research interest : Genetics Session: Fall: 2017 1
  19. I'm doing a double major in Microbiology and Genetics and I have a 2.3 GPA. Even though my GPA is so low I want to go to grad school for Developmental & Reproductive Biology. I have had a lot of experience in research since I had multiple internships and jobs working at the veterinary school, zoos, genetics laboratories, etc. In addition, in all my laboratory courses I have passed with A's but in other courses like chemistry and math I have done poorly. I was wondering what are my real chances into getting into a school program even if I get a real high school in my GRE and have good recommendation letters. And if so, which schools do you recommend (similar programs).
  20. I am interested in continuing my education in math and I know that I'd eventually like to work on brain-computer interface (theory and application) like mind uploading but was curious if there is a discipline that merges computational neuroscience, biostatistics, AI, and cybersecurity: providing a rigourous curriculum that can be used to pursue these fields. Any input would be greatly appreciated! This is ultimately to maximize my chances of being employed, having a successful career long term. If the opportunity exists, I would equally like to learn more about AI (neural net) and cybersecurity, and I currently enjoy the statistical, predictive modeling (machine learning) work that I do in genetics (similar to data science). I have thoroughly looked through gradcafe, stackexchange, quora, reddit and amassed math topics important in each field. I have highlighted common topics and would like to get you guys' input on the accuracy of this list. MATH TOPICS FOR EACH FIELD cybersecurity - applied number theory (abstract algebra), combinatorics (graph theory), algebraic geometry, information theory, asymptotic analysis, finite fields computational neuroscience - information theory, systems theory (nonlinear dynamics, dynamical systems), evolutionary algorithms (Monte Carlo), state space analysis, signal processing, probability theory AI/ML - neural networks, genetic algorithms, information geometry (Riemannian geometry, information theory, Fisher information), algebraic geometry, manifold geometry, learning theory (Fourier analysis), probability theory, game theory (topology, measure theory), graph theory, Model Free Methods RECOMMENDATIONS Some have recommended biostatistics programs because the curriculum offers a fair amount of 'theoretical' math work. Others, however, have said that biostatistics is a bad choice - sticking to CS or EE would be better. There is always the option to go into pure math but I am concerned about employability of a pure math PhD compared to an applied math PhD. I have played with the idea of work towards becoming a fellow of actuarial science simultaneously instead to gain statistical training - although this would be more oriented towards business, not science There is also the fact that I have a BS in biochemistry. I have done post-bacc work for CS fundamentals, calculus series, diff. eq., linear algebra, statistics, combinatorics, but there is a legitimate chance that I may not have sufficient background for fields (like statistics or applied math) other than biostatistics. I have looked heavily into degrees for applied/computational mathematics, scientific computing (UPENN, Rice, JHU, MIT, Stanford, Maryland) but it seems that these fields are more broadly focused on application reseach for physics, chemistry, biology (like engineering). I've also looked into mathematical biology (aka biomathematics) but it seems not a lot of schools have such a department - it's commonly housed under computational/systems biology. Thank you very much for your time and help!
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    Anyone else applying to the MSc Human Genetics program at Sarah Lawrence College? Any Canadians?
  22. I took the revised GRE in August and recently received my scores. My verbal score was pretty high (96th percentile, 690 under the old grading scale, and 165 under the new grading scale). Unfortunately, my quantitative score was sub-par (53rd percentile, 630/150). My A.W. score was also low (4.0). I'm worried that my low quant score will make my application less appealing to the admissions councils for PhD programs in genetics. I know that it also depends on the individual schools and the rest of my application, but I'm just worried that my quant score is so far below the average for those in biology/biomedical programs that my application will be disregarded. There isn't that much time to retake the GRE, and I'd really rather not have to take it again unless I have to. FYI, my GPA is a 3.57 (although I still have two semesters to finish) and I have approximately 6 months of laboratory research. Thank you!
  23. Hi everyone! I am an international student and intend to pursue PhD in genetics (preferably cancer genetics). Can anyone suggest good schools in this field. My GRE score: verbal: 640, Quant: 690, AW: 4.0. My TOEFL ibt score is 116/120. I hold an MSc degree in Genetics which is equivalent to a BS degree in the US. I had graduated top of my class. Have teaching experience of 6+ years. Finished a one yr. research project, working on another one right now but the topic is different from my intended PhD research topic. No publications yet Applied for Fulbright, made it to the interview but will hear final word by October. Could somebody suggest good schools or programs matching my profile that I could apply to, preferably in NY, Michigan, Pennsylvania or Ohio.
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