Outreach & Education
Systems Biology represents a fundamental shift in both the conceptual and technical approaches that scientists use to discover the underlying principles of biological systems. The emergence of a new science demands an adequate workforce of appropriately trained scientists. Innovation in training and education, therefore, is a significant task of the Systems Biology Centers.
The Centers provide a combination of research and education opportunities and educational materials for instructors from the K-8, high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. The Centers create courses and coordinate curricula spanning multiple departments that expose students to the essential elements of systems biology. Additionally, the Centers sponsor fellowship programs offering research experiences in systems biology for undergraduate and graduate students.
A map of former trainees of the NIGMS National Centers for Systems Biology.
Research Positions, Fellowships, and Visitors
Information organized by Center about programs of study, fellowship opportunities, and support for visiting faculty.
- Undergraduate Research Fellowships
- Graduate Research Fellowships
- Postdoctoral Fellowships
- Faculty Development
Programs, Courses, and Education Materials
The National Centers offer a variety of educational opportunities from the primary school level through Graduate programs, shaping University curricula and making systems biology exciting and accessible for students.
The results of systems biology research will have a profound impact on our understanding of the biosphere and medical advances.
To make information accessible to non-specialists the Centers sponsor public events, exhibits, symposia, and workshops.
The Duke Center for Systems Biology has developed a website to foster interactions among systems biology research organizations world-wide. Sysbionetwork.org offers links to resources and events of interest to the systems biology community as well as contact information for many systems biology research organizations around the globe.
A flyer is available for anyone who would like to advertise the educational opportunities available through the National Centers for Systems Biology. [PDF file]