Educational Programs

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) is working collaboratively with the University of DelawareDelaware State UniversityDelaware Technical and Community College, and Wesley College to promote a comprehensive range of educational programs in the life sciences that are consistent with, and contribute to, the mission of the Institute and which address government, academic and private sector needs.

Educational Opportunities:

University of Delaware

Prospective graduate students apply through individual academic departments; areas of study for an M.S. or Ph.D. include chemistry and biochemistrybiological sciencesplant and soil scienceanimal and food science, environmental science, chemical engineering,electrical and computer engineeringcomputer science, and marine studies and may wish to note special interdisciplinary programs:

IGERT-Multidisciplinary Graduate Program in Biotechnology

  • Sponsored by NSF under the Integrative Graduate Education, Research and Training (IGERT) Program
  • Graduate Education across traditional boundaries in life science, physical sciences, engineering, and business administration

Integrative Training Option (ITO)

  • The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences offers Ph.D. students the option to carry out research not only at the University, including the Delaware Biotechnology Institute and the College of College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, but also at the Institute for Genomic Research (TIGR), Agilent Technologies, or the DuPont Company, all located within a two-hour radius of the University of Delaware.

The Chemistry-Biology Interface Program

  • A multidisciplinary graduate program at the interface between chemistry and biology, funded by NIH. The program involves faculty from six academic units and allows students to obtain a Ph.D. degree in either Chemistry and Biochemistry or in Chemical Engineering.

Undergraduate Minors in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Undergraduate Research Internships

  • Opportunities abound for undergraduate researchers.
  • Summer research opportunities are available through academic departments and through the Delaware Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network partners.

Delaware State University

Undergraduate Biotechnology Program

The Goals of DSU’s Undergraduate Biotechnology Program include:

  • Train students with hands-on methods in the areas of biomedical and agricultural research;
  • Introduce students to the social and ethiucal issues related to Biotechnology;
  • Educate the community on various issues in Biotechnology;
  • Graduate students with a solid background that will allow future careers in government, medicine, private industry, pharmaceutical, and public and private research laboratories;

Delaware Technical & Community College

Biotechnology program

  • Biotechnicians apply basic principles of science and mathematics to conduct research and conduct tests in laboratory. The course will use current biological methods and instrumentation to collect and interpret data.
  • The Biotechnology program provides a theoretical and practical education in various aspects of biology such as molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry as well as in analytical chemical techniques.

Biotechnology Summer Camp

UD Joint Program with Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)

  • The University of Delaware / Thomas Jefferson University Joint Program in Functional Genomics/Computational Biology at the Daniel Baugh Institute has been established to provide an interdisciplinary base for research and education in these rapidly emerging computational-biomedical fields.
  • Research interests of the group center on the development and useof quantitative, (particularly genomic) system-wide datasets for the studyof integrative and adaptive biological (particularly neurobiological) mechanisms.

Seminars and Networking Opportunities:

DBI Spring and Fall Seminar Program

Bioscience Breakfast

Network with researchers, bioscience entrepreneurs and service providers at this popular bimonthly event at Delaware Biotechnology Institute.

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