Summer of Code 2009


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Phyloinformatics Summer of Code 2009

Announcing a unique opportunity for undergraduate, masters, and PhD students to obtain hands-on experience writing and extending open-source software for evolutionary informatics under the mentorship of experienced developers from around the world, through the participation of the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center as a mentoring organization in the Google Summer of Code.

Students in the program will receive a stipend from Google, and may work from their home, or home institution, for the duration of the 3 month program. Each student will have at least one dedicated mentor to show them the ropes and help them complete their project.

NESCent is particularly targeting students interested in both evolutionary biology and software development. Initial project ideas are listed on the website. These range from hardware acceleration for phylogenetic inference, to tree visualization within a wiki, to alignment of next-gen sequencing data, to development of a reusable ontology term markup module for biocuration. All project ideas are flexible and many can be adjusted in scope to match the skills of the student. We also welcome novel project ideas that dovetail with student interests.

TO APPLY: Apply online at the Google Summer of Code website (, where you will also find GSoC program rules and eligibility requirements. The 1-week application period for students opens on Monday March 24th and runs through Monday, March 31st,2008.

INQUIRIES: phylosoc {at} nescent {dot} org.

2009 NESCent Phyloinformatics Summer of Code

Google Summer of Code FAQ

Cyberinfrastructure Traineeships
(managed separately from GSoC; postdocs also eligible)

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