Trainees in this program are selected based in part on the relevance of their Ph.D. dissertation research to the ob­jectives of this training program. The re­search of all of the trainees is of a basic nature and focuses on problems rele­vant to the analysis, delivery, for­mulation, and structural and bioinformatics aspects of drugs and vaccine antigens (e.g., peptides, pro­teins, nucleic acids) arising from biotech­nology. By focusing on basic research projects, the trainees learn: (1) how to ask important, concept-ori­ented questions; (2) how to design ap­propriate experiments to test the concepts and control for artifacts; and (3) how to analyze and present the resulting data. The trainees are exposed to more ap­plied research problems related to the analysis, delivery, and formulation of biotechnology drug and vaccine candidates through their industrial internship.

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