Biological & Biomedical Science (BBS)

Dates: July 28 - August 10, 2019

The Biological & Biomedical Science session (BBS) is designed for students who are fascinated by the life sciences, from the molecular level of protein interactions to the interdependence of life in different ecosystems.

Students explore interdisciplinary scientific fields such as immunology, biochemistry, neuroscience, biomedical engineering, and molecular biology. This session also challenges students to think critically about practical applications within the biological sciences that are designed to help improve our way of life. In this way, the BBS session strengthens students’ analytical skills, requiring them to work together as scientists to ask and research wide-ranging life science topics and applications.

BBS is a great fit if you are intrigued by any of the following (or related) questions:

  • Why are certain drugs more effective than others? How are organisms such as bacteria or fungi able to resist antibiotics?
  • How much can we alter the DNA of living organisms? Can organisms be engineered to serve specific purposes?
  • How is urban pollution affecting our ecosystems?
  • What factors dictate the composition of the microbes in our digestive system, and how might these organisms affect our health?

Learn more about our past 2018 BBS Lecture Speakers