GeoBiology 2016: An International Training Course in a Rapidly Evolving Field

Course dates: June 17–July 23, 2017  
Visit the official Geobiology 2017 Course page.


Now entering its 14th year, the International Geobiology Course is an intense, multidisciplinary summer course exploring the coevolution of the Earth and it's biosphere, with an emphasis on how microbial processes affect the environment and leave imprints on the rock record. Participants get hands-on experience in cutting-edge geobiological techniques, learn from a broad team of eminent scientists in the field, and work in research groups to solve relevant questions.

Geobiology 2017 is open to all graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing geobiologic research as a career. We expect to admit 16 participants this year via competitive admissions. Preference is generally given to those in the midst of their program, rather than at the very beginning or end. Applicants from around the world, including developing nations, are encouraged to apply. Financial aid is available for those with demonstrated need.

The course is conducted in English, and all participants are expected to be at least proficient in English. In 2017 the course will be directed by Alex Sessions, Woody Fischer (both Caltech), and Hope Johnson (CSU Fullerton). Many other faculty will join us throughout the course as instructors, their names will be announced when available. Course administrators are Julie Lee (Caltech) and Ann Close (Wrigley).

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For further information, please contact:

Geobiology Course Administrator, Julie Lee
California Institute of Technology, MC 170-25
1200 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91125

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