SEA-PHAGES (Science Education Alliance-Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics and Evolutionary Science) is a national alliance between HHMI and colleges and universities around the country created to increase the number of undergraduates participating in scientific discovery through undergraduate research.
What activities are involved in the SEA-PHAGES program?
The SEA-PHAGES program is a year-long course that allows students to isolate never before identified bacteriophages (phages) from the environment and characterize their phages through molecular and bioinformatic techniques. Students will sequence and annotate their entire phage’s genome and deposit annotated phage DNA in a national data base (where you would have ownership of the data). Two students from the course will be selected to participate in the national annual SEA-PHAGES symposium hosted by HHMI in June (student travel is sponsored by HHMI).