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The ISCB Student Council Internship Program: expanding computational biology capacity worldwide

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dc.contributor.author Anupama, Jigisha
dc.contributor.author Francescatto, Margherita
dc.contributor.author Rahman, Farzana
dc.contributor.author Fatima, Nazeefa
dc.contributor.author DeBlasio, Dan
dc.contributor.author Shanmugam, Avinash Kumar
dc.contributor.author Satagopam, Venkata
dc.contributor.author Santos, Alberto
dc.contributor.author Kolekar, Pandurang
dc.contributor.author Michaut, Magali
dc.contributor.author Guney, Emre
dc.date.accessioned 2020-05-14T08:15:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-05-14T08:15:18Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Anupama J, Francescatto M, Rahman F, Fatima N, DeBlasio D, Shanmugam AK. Et al. The ISCB Student Council Internship Program: expanding computational biology capacity worldwide. PLoS Comput Biol. 2018 Jan 18; 14(1):e1005802. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005802
dc.identifier.issn 1553-734X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/44565
dc.description.abstract Education and training are two essential ingredients for a successful career. On one hand, universities provide students a curriculum for specializing in one's field of study, and on the other, internships complement coursework and provide invaluable training experience for a fruitful career. Consequently, undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to undertake an internship during the course of their degree. The opportunity to explore one's research interests in the early stages of their education is important for students because it improves their skill set and gives their career a boost. In the long term, this helps to close the gap between skills and employability among students across the globe and balance the research capacity in the field of computational biology. However, training opportunities are often scarce for computational biology students, particularly for those who reside in less-privileged regions. Aimed at helping students develop research and academic skills in computational biology and alleviating the divide across countries, the Student Council of the International Society for Computational Biology introduced its Internship Program in 2009. The Internship Program is committed to providing access to computational biology training, especially for students from developing regions, and improving competencies in the field. Here, we present how the Internship Program works and the impact of the internship opportunities so far, along with the challenges associated with this program.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS)
dc.rights © 2018 Anupama et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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dc.subject.other Educació -- Efecte de les innovacions tecnològiques
dc.subject.other Ensenyament a distància
dc.subject.other Biologia computacional
dc.subject.other Bioinformàtica
dc.title The ISCB Student Council Internship Program: expanding computational biology capacity worldwide
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005802
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