CureScience™ Institute Launches Bioinformatics Training

SAN DIEGOApr 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CureScience™ Institute, a San Diego, California based nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to accelerating healing based on a combination of diagnostic, immunologic and regenerative approaches, are proud to announce that Prof. Igor Tsigelny, who recently joined CureScience™, will initiate a bioinformatics educational program for high school and high school students. His former collaborator Prof. Valentina Kouznetsova will join him. The Summer Scholars Program (SSP) invites students with a strong interest in science to spend eight weeks at the CureScience™ Institute.

CureScience is a translational institute based in San Diego.  Our vision is to develop personalized curative therapies for cancer, neurological and other immune disorders through a three-pronged approach of early detection, immunomodulation and regenerative medicine.  (PRNews photo/CureScience Institute)

CureScience is a translational institute based in San Diego. Our vision is to develop personalized curative therapies for cancer, neurological and other immune disorders through a three-pronged approach of early detection, immunomodulation and regenerative medicine. (PRNews photo/CureScience Institute)

Training Artificial Intelligence and Computational Biology for San Diego students

Students will be exposed to “hands-on” experience with CureScience scientists to conduct original, innovative research projects in areas such as: cancer biology, drug design, computational biology, infectious diseases, machine learning and artificial intelligence, and more. In addition to original research, students can explore scientific careers.

There can be two levels of applicants: undergraduate students and high school students. Students must meet the following criteria: 1) be at least a senior in high school (i.e. students can apply for their junior year), 2) attend a high school in the San Diego County area, 3) have a B or better in science and math, 4) must show excitement for science! The program includes lectures and individual tutoring.

Igor F. Tsigelny is a research professor in the Department of Neuroscience at UC San Diego, who has long worked with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and the Moores Cancer Center. He is a world-renowned expert in structural biology, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, the use of AI to design and treat drugs, and structure-based drug design. He has a doctorate from the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine† He was a postdoctoral fellow in the University of California in the laboratory of Susan S. Taylor from 1992-1995. dr. Tsigelny is the author of more than 200 scholarly and guided UCSD programs for undergraduate and high school students for several years.

Valentina Kouznetsova is a research professor at UCSD (San Diego Supercomputer Center). She studies molecular mechanisms of various diseases, including cancer, diabetes and neurological disorders. She is an expert in computational drug design. She developed drugs for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and glioblastoma that have been approved by UCSD and are in industry development. She is the author of more than 50 scientific articles, including publications in the Nature and Science series of journals, 3 books, 8 book chapters and 13 patents.

Media contact:
Lawrence D. JonesPh.D.
CureScience™ Institute
(858) 800 HEALING (2873)

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