Biotechnology and Biosciences (Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Bioinformatics, etc.) sound very exciting to high school students. But, the difference between the high school curriculum and the college curriculum is pretty wide.
Additionally, Bio-Sciences & Biotechnology are pretty research-oriented career paths. Hence, it’s only wise to learn the basic concepts and explore college-level molecular biology, biochemistry, and microbiology before entering college. Evaluate courses after 12th and career options to make a well-informed decision by attending a Bootcamp or summer program.
Online Winter Program on Biotech & Bioinformatics 2022-23
By SHRM Biotechnologies and Stoodnt, Inc.
Who Can Attend the Winter Program on Biotech & Bioinformatics?
This program has been tailored for the bioscience students of Classes 8 – 12. This is the most crucial growth period in terms of technical knowledge that makes a difference to the student’s career as well as to the scientific community.
Students in other grades who have a deep interest in Biosciences, Biotech, Computer Science, Coding, and Biology along with some advanced exposure (ICT, Coding, etc.) are also welcome.
Course Curriculum and Schedule
|1||Molecular Biology||Theory: Introduction to DNA Structure and Replication. |
Practical: DNA extraction from banana with home-based ingredients.
|2||Biochemistry||Theory: Introduction to Biochemistry, Ph & Buffers. |
Practical: Preparation of Ph paper at home. Checking the pH of diff. Food Products. Acid-Base test with turmeric indicator.
|3||Microbiology & Diagnostics||Theory: Introduction to Diagnostic Microbiology. Tests for COVID Detection, Application of ELISA & PCR as Diagnostic tools. |
Practical: COVID Detection at home.
|4||Forensic Science||Theory: Introduction to Forensic Biotechnology, Crime Scene investigation techniques. |
Practical: Fingerprint uplifting, Fingerprint Analysis.
|5||Drug Discovery and Computer-Aided Drug Design||Development of Drugs against different diseases, tools involved in drug Designing.|
|6||Bioinformatics I||Theory: Introduction to Molecular Biology, Genomics, Proteomics, & Bioinformatics.|
Practical: DNA Isolation at Home.
|7||Bioinformatics II||Theory & Practical: Evolution of Novel Coronavirus using BLAST Software.|
Quiz, Assignments, and Participating Certificate
The program will also involve thoughtful assignments and case studies for the students so that they make the most of it.
Certificates will be provided to the students (by SHRM Biotechnologies and Stoodnt) only on the successful completion of the program, assignments, and case studies.
- 1st Batch: Dec 26 – Jan 9 (total 14 hours) | Classes in the afternoon (3:30 – 5:30 pm IST)
- 2nd Batch: Jan 16 – Jan 30 (total 14 hours) | Classes in the evening (6:30 – 8:30 pm IST)
Max 20 students per batch!
Fees & Scholarship
- Program Fees: Rs. 11,999 / $150 (all inclusive)
- Early-Bird Fees: Rs. 9,999
- Early-Bird Deadline: Dec 15, 2022 [1st Batch]
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Faculty Members and Trainers
- Dr. Nilanjan Banerjee, Ex-Senior Research Fellow, Bose Institute
- Dr. Rupak Roy, Research Scientist- Environmental Biotechnology at SHRM, Ex-Research Scholar, NIT
- Priya Mitra, Research and Training Coordinator, SHRM Biotech, MSc Microbiology (Bangalore University)
How to Apply?
Please fill out this Application Form.
FAQs on Winter Bootcamp on Biotechnology & Bioinformatics
Feedback from Previous Students
Our Online Pre-College Program on Biotechnology/Biomedical and Online Summer Program on Bioinformatics was pretty successful this summer. Hence, we have decided to launch the winter bootcamp version in 2020.
Video Feedback from Summer 2021 Cohort
Why should High School Students attend Summer / Winter Bootcamps?
In today’s competitive world of academics, the benefits of attending a summer school program are abundant for young and aspiring students.
There are so many social, cultural, and academic benefits, which are more far-reaching than one can expect from a normal course of study.
Summer and winter programs have become very popular among curious and ambitious high school students.
How is Online Pre-College Bootcamp Going to Help?
The concept of such a summer/winter program is like crash course programs from experts in their respective fields of specialization which can immensely help the students with their varied experience and knowledge.
This in return helps students to focus and prepare for their respective careers. The interaction with the students and faculty members helps in developing communication, presentation, and leadership skills.
The best parts about these programs are students can go beyond their syllabus and grasp knowledge that they can endure for a lifetime. It provides fantastic exposure to academia and industry as the experts share their life experiences, which comes really handy for the students.
Finally, it’s online. Right now, that’s the best possible option.
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Why Attend Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Bootcamp?
The field of Biology is very exciting, extremely dynamic, and ever-emerging. Though disciplines like biotechnology and biomedical engineering have been getting a lot of interest, the career scopes of biology after 12th remain largely esoteric and unexplored.
Too Many Career Options in Biology
There are many exciting career options in Biology. Some of the popular ones are as follows:
- MBBS / BDS
- Biotechnology / Specializations in Biological Sciences (e.g. Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Bioinformatics etc.)
- General Courses (e.g. BSc Botany, Zoology, Biology, etc.)
- B.Pharm and other Allied Health Sciences
- Food Science and Agriculture
- Forensic Science
- Emerging Options – Virology, Bioinformatics, Marine Biology, Astrobiology, etc.
Exploring College-Level Biology and Evaluating Career Options Early is Beneficial for Long-Term Career
There are many kids who enjoy Biology. But, they are not always sure of which career path to take. Be it MBBS, Forensic Science, or Biotechnology – nothing is easy.
The choice of a subject may define your career and your life thereof. From a wide range of study and career options in the biotechnology and bio-sciences domain, you need to identify your core strengths and choose an avenue you are confident of.
Read Key Things to Know Before Starting a Career in Medicine and Common Problems Faced By Biotechnology Students in India. So, it’s only wise to evaluate all the options, and then taking a well-informed decision.
Improve Your College Admission Chances
Below is an excerpt of an essay by one of the attendees of the 2019 cohort who got into UC Berkeley, UBC & Toronto:
Why Bioinformatics for High School Students?
Biology in the 21st century is expanding from a purely laboratory-based science to an information-aided one.
Recent developments in both molecular biology and information technology have made biological data much more readily available to scientists and to educational institutions, and this growing amount of data has created an “absolute requirement” for the use of computers to organize, analyze, and process such information. Know more about the scopes and applications of bioinformatics in medicine and biotechnology.
Advantages of Exposure to Bioinformatics in High School
Bioinformatics is used to understand and treat genetic conditions, discern evolutionary relationships, and learn about how diseased cells and/or proteins (e.g. cancer cells) differ from normal cells and/or proteins.
According to the NCBI, “the ultimate goal of the field [bioinformatics] is to enable the discovery of new biological insights as well as to create a global perspective from which unifying principles in biology can be discerned”.
With bioinformatics it is possible the identification of disease-associated genes; identify genes and genetic markers; predict three-dimensional structures of protein and organism evolution; design new drugs; data sharing.
Bioinformatics has been taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels since the 2000s. But, the efforts of introducing high school students to bioinformatics started only in 2012 – 2013.
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