We are strongly committed to the scientific education of young scientists.Â Nobel laureate Sydney Brenner has been quoted as stating that to have original insights it is necessary to see the world through unprejudiced eyes.Â A consequence of this is that young people just beginning their scientific careers might have the best chance to make truly groundbreaking discoveries.Â We believe there is much truth to this.
Therefore we have created programs to teach young people how to conduct scientific research with an emphasis on teaching the skills necessary to think critically and design experiments.Â We currently offer internships to local high school students and research fellowships for undergraduates.Â If you would like more information please email [email protected].
We are in theÂ process ofÂ implementing an extensive set of education programs that promotes creative interdisciplinary scientific work for both young people contemplating a career in science and for established workers who would like to pursue more creative work than the current biomedical funding system typically allows. Â We participated in the iGEM competetion in 2007, 2008, and 2009Â as the Bay Area RSI Team, which was composed of UC Berkeley and Stanford undergraduates. Â During 2007-2008, there was no official Stanford iGEM team, so we were their de facto unofficial team.
We also participated in the Bridge to Employment- Silicon Valley Program sponsored by Johnson and Johnson in which two selected high school interns conducted research at RSI over the summer in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
This lab-based course will introduce synthetic and systems biology approaches and methods from a basic science perspective.
This lab-based course will introduce synthetic and systems biology with the goal of producing a proof-of-concept project for possible commercial development.
Please visit our education portal for archived educational material.Â Two courses on stem cell biology were co-taught by members of the RSI team at University of California at Berkeley in 2005-2006.Â Please login as “Guest” to view the content.
In addition we have prepared a short guide to the culture of embryonic stem cell lines that can be found here.