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Applied work in bioinformatics

BIN36, BINP38

The courses in applied work give you an opportunity to practice in a relevant workplace. During the internship, you get to know the workplace and participate in such a large part of its business as possible.

Applied work

  • BINP36 (pdf) Bioinformatics: Applied work 7,5 cr (5 weeks)
  • BINP38 (pdf) Bioinformatics: Applied work 15 cr (10 weeks)

To complete the course an internship report should be written. The report should be brief and it should not exceed 10 pages. It should contain a description of the work place and the various tasks performed, and a summary of your results and experiences from the work. If the work was performed outside Lund University a description of the workplace should be included.

The applied work should also be presented orally either at the place of work or during a seminar at the Department of Biology (compulsory for 15 cr applied work) for other students in Bioinformatics. 

For more information please contact: Lotta Persmark

Instructions

Before the start

  1. Check with the study advisor Lotta Persmark, to ensure that you fulfil the requirements to start an applied work.
  2. Contact a supervisor within the area of your interest. Before proceeding, you should show your CV and LADOK excerpt to the supervisor. Note that the internship can be conducted outside the university, e.g. at a company. If you do not find what you want, your Master’s programme coordinator will give advice.
  3. Write a plan of the internship together with your supervisor. The plan should be brief, but give a clear description of your specific work tasks. It should contain:
    • Name and e-mail addresses to you and the supervisor
    • Topic, time, and number of credits
    • The specific work tasks of your internship
  4. Fill in the registration form (pdf) Lotta Persmark will confirm that you are eligible to start the project by adding a signature on the registration form. You and your supervisor should also sign the form. Hand in the registration form and the plan of the internship around 2 weeks before the start to the coordinator, Dag Ahrén with cc Lotta Persmark. 
  5. If you do the project abroad you must have an insurance. Lotta Persmark at the Education office will help you with that.

During the project

  1. Carefully document your work. You should document your work systematically i a diary or in a README file.  You should submit diary or the README file together with the final report (see below).
  2. If something is not working the way you would like it to, e.g. problems with your supervisor, contact Lotta Persmark or Dag Ahrén as soon as possible. The earlier we address a problem the sooner it can be solved.
  3. You should participate in group meetings, seminars, etc that may be arranged in the group or at the department where you are working.

The report

  1. To complete the course an internship report should be written. The report should be brief and it should not exceed 10 pages. It should contain a description of the various tasks performed, and a summary your results and experiences from the work. If the work was performed outside Lund University a description of the workplace should be included.

The examination

  1. The examination: Dag Ahrén will act as examiner or appoint another examiner within the Department of Biology. 
  2. Submission of the report. At least one week before the seminar, you should submit your report to the examiner .

Registration form for applied work in bioinformatics (pdf, 413 kB, new tab)