About the series
This National Science Foundation sponsored course will be held in Antarctica at McMurdo Station for one month, starting January 2006. This international course is open to all nationalities. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other research scientists who are interested in studying extreme environments and the biology of antarctic organisms are invited to apply.
The course will accommodate up to 20 students. Full scholarships are available to each student accepted into the course to cover the cost of travel from his or her home institution to Antarctica and for room and board while in Antarctica.
The emphasis of the Antarctic Biology Course is on integrative biology, with laboratory- and field-based projects focused on adaptations in an extreme polar environment. A diverse teaching faculty will offer students the possibility of working on a wide range of antarctic organisms (bacteria, algae, invertebrates, and fish), as well as working at several different levels of biological analysis (molecular biology, physiological ecology, species diversity, and evolution).
Deadline for receipt of completed applications is September 1, 2005. For more information and on-line applications,
please see -- http://antarctica.usc.edu
- Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California