GenOM Project - Genomics Outreach for Minorities, University of Washington

"As an undergraduate researcher, I am learning things that I am so excited about. I finally get to use my education and put it to use. It isn’t just pictures and text in books anymore."

-Brittney McKenzie, GenOM ALVA 2008


The GenOM Project is funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and in part by the Genentech Foundation. The program provides educational and research opportunities as well as academic support for underrepresented minority students interested in genomics and life sciences research at the University of Washington.



GenOM Project News

description2017 ALVA Summer Program

The application for the Summer 2017 Clean Energy ALVA and GenOM ALVA is now available, HERE.

Applications are only being accepted online and you will need a UW NET ID to gain access to the application.

Additional information about filling out the application and the program, can be found on our FAQ page, HERE.

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact Greg Diggs-Yang.


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Help the UW GenOM Project continue our mission to enhance recruitment, retention and training of underrepresented and underserved students in life sciences. To learn more about the vision and history of GenOM, visit the About Us section.




Thursday, October 19 through Saturday, October 21, 2017
SACNAS National Conference
The SACNAS National Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah., next year and is a great networking opportunity for students. The deadline for applications for both abstracts and the travel scholarships are not yet avaiable.

Wednesday, November 9 through Saturday, November 12, 2016
Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)
The ABRCMS conference will be held in Tampa. FL this year. The deadline for submitting abstracts and travel scholarship applications is has passed.