BIP Research Training Program
The $1.65 million six year NSERC CREATE Biological Information Processing (BIP) program ended March 31, 2018, and is no longer supporting trainees.
The CCBN is home to a premier neuroscience-training program, Biological Information Processing (BIP): From Genome to Systems Level, which is funded by the Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through their Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) program. We have collaborators at the Universities of Alberta and Calgary, as well as, in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, and Kinesiology & Physical Education.
The training grant “Biological information processing: From genome to systems level” offers training to undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The program allows trainees to acquire a state-of-the-art tool kit that contains methods from three domains, tools for seeing intracellular molecular processes, for measuring activity of large distributed networks of cells, and for computation as it applies to both signal processing and cellular systems theoretical modeling.
Together with our partners at universities in the United States and Europe and with several private industry partners, our program offers opportunities to learn about science entrepreneurship, science policy development and partnership with health providers and private industry.