text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation Home National Science Foundation - Geosciences (GEO)
Geosciences (GEO)
design element
GEO Home
About GEO
Funding Opportunities
Advisory Committee
Career Opportunities
GEO Education Program
See Additional GEO Resources
View GEO Staff
GEO Organizations
Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS)
Earth Sciences (EAR)
Ocean Sciences (OCE)
Polar Programs (PLR)
Proposals and Awards
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Proposal Preparation and Submission
bullet Grant Proposal Guide
  bullet Grants.gov Application Guide
Award and Administration
bullet Award and Administration Guide
Award Conditions
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office
Additional GEO Resources
Advisory Committee Meetings
Career Opportunities
Funding Rates
Budget Excerpt
Dynamics Earth: GEO Imperatives and Frontiers, 2015-2020 (A Report of AC-GEO (12/14))
Strategic Framework for Topical Areas, 2012 (Follow on to GEO Vision)
GEO Data Policies
U.S. Global Change Research Program
Other Site Features
Special Reports
Research Overviews
Multimedia Gallery
Classroom Resources
NSF-Wide Investments

Save the dateEmail this pagePrint this page
2008 International Graduate Training Course in Antarctic Biology

"Integrative Biology and Adaptation of Antarctic Marine Organisms"

January 5, 2008 8:00 AM  to 
February 5, 2008 5:00 PM
McMurdo Station, Antarctica

Biology course students collect water samples below the McMurdo Sound sea ice.

Biology course students collect water samples below the sea ice in McMurdo Sound.
Credit: NSF/USAP photo by Ginny Figlar.


This National Science Foundation sponsored course will be held in Antarctica at McMurdo Station for one month, starting January 2008. This international course is open to all nationalities and to applicants from any country. Graduate students enrolled in PhD programs, 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.

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 to whole organisms).

The 2008 faculty includes

Dr. Donal Manahan, Course Director, University of Southern California -- Invertebrate development and molecular physiology
Dr. Mark Denny, Stanford University -- Biomechanics
Dr. Deneb Karentz, University of San Francisco -- Photobiology and phytoplankton ecology
Dr. Alison Murray, University of Nevada -- Microbial ecology and genomics
Dr. George Somero, Stanford University -- Biochemical adaptation

Deadline for receipt of completed applications is 15 August 2007. For more information and on-line applications, please see -- http://antarctica.usc.edu

Meeting Type

Dr. Donal Manahan, Course Director, manahan@usc.edu

Related Agencies
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California

NSF Related Organizations
Division of Polar Programs

Related Programs
Antarctic Organisms and Ecosystems

Additonal Information
Antarctic Biology Course announcement
Antarctic Biology Course web site
Application Form: Biology Training Course in Antarctica

Related Websites
Antarctic Sun article on 2006 Course (see pg. 3): http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/good-bye?http://antarctica.usc.edu/2006_antarctic_sun.pdf


Save the dateEmail this pagePrint this page
Back to Top of page