The overall goal of the CQLS as a Research Center of Excellence is to promote and catalyze genome-driven and data-driven life sciences research throughout the campus community.  As an extension of that, CQLS is partnering with OHSU and Oregon BioScience Association (Oregon Bio) to facilitate internships and workforce training.  

A partnership between OHSU, OSU, and the Oregon-Bio’s BioPro training program brings unique and complementary strengths that build a sum greater than the parts: OSU, with the State’s most extensive engineering and bioinformatics programs is providing strong foundations to the nearly 1,000 students in these disciplines and from whom capable and motivated participants will be drawn. OHSU provides the mentoring and environment for students to gain their first experiences of biomedical applications. Oregon Bio has a proven record in ascertaining industry needs and in delivery of training for the commercial sector.

Key Partnership Activities:

  1. Integration of industry-oriented BioPro short courses into the new transdisciplinary curricula (including ecampus courses) being offered by OSU and OHSU
  2. An industry internship program for undergraduate and graduate students from OSU and OHSU
  3. An annual conference that brings together scientists and students from OSU, OHSU, and Oregon bioscience companies


 Internships      Training      Symposium


Program Partners:


Center for Quantitative Life Sciences Department of Biomedical Engineering  
School of Chemical, Biological, & Environmental Engineering    
Bioengineering Ph.D. Program    
Graduate Minor in Biological Data Science    
Undergraduate Major in Bioinformatics & Data Science