Quantitative Methods Workshop
Non-MIT Undergraduates

Quantitative Methods Workshop

A seven-day intensive workshop designed to introduce students to quantitative tools and programming languages used to analyze experimental data in biology and neuroscience.

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Nicole Aponte Santiago

The workshop allowed me to network with MIT professors and students; I got advice about how to apply to MIT, listened to talks, and was introduced to the scientific literature. I also got a basic introduction to programming and realized how useful it is in biological research. Now, as a grad student in the Littleton lab, I use fruit flies to study changes in connections in motor neurons due to neuronal activity — research which requires programming for image analysis.

Who Should Apply

  • Application is by invitation only
  • A free 8-week version of this course is offered online through edX  
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Program Details

First week of January

  • Introduces programming languages such as MATLAB and Python
  • Introduces experimental approaches and tools such as fMRI, MEG, and Calcium imaging used to generate experimental data
  • Covers select topics in statistics, neuroscience, genomics, and cognitive science
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