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NSF Funded Research Opportunities in Computational Biology at Rosetta Commons

Rosetta Commons REU: A Cyberlinked Program in Computational Biomolecular Structure & Design Interns in this geographically distributed REU program participate in research using Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software library includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures. It has enabled notable scientific advances in computational biology, including de novo protein design, enzyme design, ligand docking, and structure prediction of biological macromolecules and macromolecular complexes.

Students learn the inner details of PyRosetta, machine learning, and the community coding environment. Students research in a molecular modeling and design laboratory, developing new algorithms and discovering new science. The program includes a $6,000 stipend, housing, food allowance, and travel accommodations.


RaMP: Post-Baccalaureate Training Program in Biomolecular Structure Prediction and Design

The Rosetta Commons Research and Mentoring for Postbaccalaureates (RaMP) program is a one-year fellowship program intended for students from groups underrepresented in STEM, first generation college students, and students at under-resourced institutions to gain research experience to succeed in PhD programs.

Trainees in this geographically distributed RaMP program participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. In addition to the research experience, the RaMP provides a training bootcamp, extensive professional development, a research community, and specialized mentoring.  Salary, health benefits, and funding for conference travel are included.

Interns will conduct projects in these focus areas:


  • Protein design
  • Drug discovery
  • Code development
  • Machine learning
  • RNA design
  • Crowd-sourced citizen science
The applications are open now and they close on Feb. 1, 2024.

Last Updated: Nov 15, 2023 9:42 AM

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