Congratulations Kirsten Jung, a Chemical and Biological Engineering PhD student in the lab, for winning a Biotechnology Training Program (BTP) fellowship.
The Northwestern Biotechnology Training Program is an interdepartmental program that provides select graduate students with greater research and training opportunities than those available through the individual departments. It promotes interdisciplinary education in biotechnology, interactions among faculty and students with interests in biotechnology, and provides substantial exposure to industrial biotechnology research. Some of the unique opportunities provided by the program include industrial internships that give a first-hand experience of applied biotechnology research and the annual Practicum that fosters hands-on training in biotechnology techniques. With the support of the grant, Kirsten plans to work on developing a novel biosensing technology that uses chemically defined cell-free transcription reactions to detect water and environmental contaminants.