ARIP Academic Focus
► A study of all living creature and the variety of life. It is a question about life at the level of genes, cells, organism and ecosystems.
► Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the chemical compound that contains the instructions needed to develop and direct the activities of nearly all living organisms.
► An organism's complete set of DNA is called its genome. Virtually every single cell in the body contains a complete copy of the approximately 3 billion DNA base pairs, or letters, that make up the human genome. Researchers can use DNA sequencing to search for genetic variations and/or mutations that may play a role in the development or progression of a disease. The disease-causing change may be as small as the substitution, deletion, or addition of a single base pair or as large as a deletion of thousands of bases.
► Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied to gene-based drug discovery and development. The need for Bioinformatics capabilities has been precipitated by the explosion of publicly available genomic information resulting from the Human Genome Project.
► Lecture from professors
► A prior One-Week activities with an assigned professor through online.
► Journal club: Active reading of the leading scientific literature with faculty and discuss it at Journal club with peers and mentor professor.
► Lab notebook
► Field research
► Individual research & Group research
► Group presentation (small presentation on the first week, The final presentation on the last week)
► Group project discussion
► Leadership 360 round-table time
► Independent research