Graduate Student and Post-doctoral Opportunities

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The C-MORE Professional Development Training program serves C-MORE graduate students and post-doctoral fellows at all six partner institutions. Others may attend training sessions on a space-available basis. This program includes eight modules, each of which has formal but flexible requirements. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of each individual module.

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C-MORE EDventures is venture capital for educational activities. All C-MORE personnel are encouraged to propose projects that address C-MORE’s education goals. Preference will be given to projects that bridge research and education; are based at C-MORE partner institutions; are written by graduate students or post-doctoral scholars; foster partnerships; address C-MORE’s diversity goals; and are innovative and may lead to external funding (“proof-of-concept”). To learn more about how to apply, please visit the C-MORE EDventures web page.

Summer C web image Summer Course on Microbial Oceanography

C-MORE is pleased to offer an international summer course “Microbial Oceanography: Genomes to Biomes.” The course is sponsored by the Agouron Institute, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the National Science Foundation (NSF), SOEST, and C-MORE; it is offered to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. The course will explore the dynamic and fundamental role marine microbes play in shaping ocean ecology and global biogeochemistry. The course has now been offered in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012; the next summer course will be held May 28 to June 28, 2013. Based at the University of Hawai‘i in Honolulu, participation is limited to approximately 16 students. Learn more about it at the Summer Course web site.

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These ARB workshop materials were designed for a 2-day workshop entitled “Analysis of microbial sequence data using ARB”; these workshops were held in July (WHOI) and August (UH Manoa) 2009 to provide participants with the skills necessary to perform phylogenetic analyses on nucleotide sequences from microorganisms. The materials include a course syllabus, lectures, and a set of tutorials with a practice dataset used during the course. The materials focus on the use of the software programs Sequencher, a program for viewing and editing raw sequence data and ARB, a program for sequence data management, alignments and phylogenetic analyses.