Summer Boot Camp 2017

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First Annual Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology
Summer Boot Camp

Mechanisms of Anti-Microbial Resistance

June 19-23, 2017

Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine | Room 120
Busch Campus, Rutgers University
174 Frelinghuysen Rd Piscataway, NJ 08854-8076 | map

Our Boot Camp is designed to augment education for quantitative and biological scientists. Our overarching goal is to introduce students of all ages to the value of integrating biology and medicine with mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, statistics and biostatistics, and engineering.

The immersive one-week Boot Camp experience will provide broad introductory exposure to the language, culture, and experimental/theoretical underpinnings of molecular biology, macromolecular biochemistry/biophysics, structural biology, computational biology, systems biology, and bioinformatics.  

Instruction will take the form of lectures on clinically important antibiotics and bacterial resistance mechanisms, augmented by collaborative hands-on research projects focused on the computational biology, structural biology, biochemistry/enzymology, and evolution of antimicrobial resistance. There will also be career development activities student-driven topics-of-the-day, fun activities for relaxing, and an end-of-week networking opportunity.  


The official program for the 2017 Summer Boot Camp can be found here.


Students (undergraduate and graduate), staff, and faculty. Lectures open to all. Participants in dry lab exercises must register to attend (laptop required).


Register for this 1-credit Pass/Fail Summer Session course by:

1. Registering on the Boot Camp website


2. Sending an email with your name, RUID, and course number to Michelle Sanghera at If you do not have a Rutgers ID number, please go here to request one.

Undergraduate Level: 01:556:483
Graduate Level: 16:848:611

Deadline for registration will be Monday, June 12th.

Remote Connect Instructions


There will be software to download on your laptops before the start of Boot Camp. This information can be found here.


Use the link here to join the 2017 Summer Boot Camp Sakai site. Log in with your NETID. External registrants have been given access using the e-mail address provided on the IQB registration site. Once you log-in, please follow the instructions here to make the site easily accessible. If you have any complications, please contact Michelle Sanghera at to request access.



1. Familiarize yourself with the parking arrangement that applies to you:

a. Faculty/staff: Park in faculty/staff lots as usual (shown in yellow-green on the map). 

b. Students with parking permits: Park near Richardson and Nichols Apartments (shown in pink on the map).

c. Visitors: Pull up in the circle in front of CABM (as described in the directions for being dropped off) and call 848-445-0103 for your week-long parking permit.

2. Remember to bring your laptops to Boot Camp every day.

3. Since this is Boot Camp, start your day with 1,000 push-ups per day (optional).


Rutgers University
Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine at Rutgers
Public Health Research Institute (PHRI) at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
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Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences