Overview

The Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research provides advanced Molecular Medicine Workshops for high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a career in medicine or related fields, such as pharmacy, nursing, biomedical research or drug development.

We offer several workshops – Molecular Biology of Cancer, Molecular Neuroscience, Molecular Immunology, Molecular Biology of Aging, Medicinal Chemistry, Medical and Translational Bioinformatics, Covid-19: Biology/Immunity/Medicine, and Biomedical Research – that are taught by PhD-level instructors with years of research and teaching experience. Through engaging lectures and hands-on laboratory classes, students learn normal molecular and cellular biology, and then learn how these normal processes are disrupted or distorted during the development of disease. In addition, there is a heavy emphasis on modern drug development and the emergence of the era of personalized medicine. To conclude the workshop, students use what they have learned to create an original research project on a gene or molecular process of their choice.

More broadly, workshop attendees make friends from around the world, strengthen their academic skills, and experience college dorm life in a safe environment.

*Fall/Winter/Spring workshops are scheduled. Summer 2021 workshops will be scheduled soon*.  There are three Molecular Biology of Cancer workshops, three Molecular Neuroscience workshops, two Molecular Immunology workshops, one Molecular Biology of Aging workshop and one Bioinformatics of Cancer workshop, held concurrently at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Diego during summer 2020. Molecular Biology of Cancer and Molecular Neuroscience workshops will be held 6/7-6/19 and 6/21-7/3 at UC Berkeley, and from 7/12-7/24 at UC San Diego. Molecular Immunology workshops are 6/7-6/19 at UC Berkeley and 7/12-7/24 at UC San Diego. Molecular Biology of Aging and Bioinformatics of cancer are 6/21-7/3 at UC Berkeley and the Biomedical Research workshop will be held at our facility in Berkeley, CA 7/27-8/14. Fall/winter workshops are also available (see below). Please note that the Rosetta Institute’s workshops are not sponsored by the University of California.

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