Helyx Summer Biology Research Camp 2020 (now waitlist)

Science Class


In 5 days, students will learn crucial principles of biology, data analysis, computer science, and more to prepare them for research, especially in the emerging field of bioinformatics. Students will be taught by qualified student researchers with experience in higher level research. This is all done at an affordable price, $99 (currently $88 before June 15. After June 15, the price is $99). Students will hear from actual scientists/researchers and be taught by qualified high school students, such as ISEF finalists (most prestigious science fair).

Students will finish the camp with a research project on a disease of their choice.

All proceeds go towards funding Helyx STEM outreach programs and helping the community. We have a proven credible track record of tutoring, hosting online STEM events, and holding coding workshops.

The camp is open to 6th grade and up. Students who took AP Biology and AP Computer science or have biology research experience may find this course too easy.

Please note that our financial aid policy has changed. Details at the bottom.

We will give out more partial financial aid than full.

NO SPOTS LEFT. Fill out the form to join the Waitlist!


July 13th - 17th, 2020 from 1 to 4 PM PST daily

Day 1 (Monday, July 13th, 2020)

Part 1: Introductions, Camp Outline, Expectation

Part 2: Introduction to DNA & Central Dogma

Part 3: Hands-On Activity

Part 4: TBA

Classes will be recorded and sent to you if you miss a class. We understand! There will be a few after hour free TA sessions to ask questions.

Day 2 (Tuesday, July 14th, 2020)

Part 1: Introduction to Biotechnology Tools

Part 2: Guided Online Lab and Genetic Simulations

Part 3: Disease Exploration + Mock Research Plan Write Up

Part 4: TBA

Day 3 (Wednesday, July 15th, 2020)

Part 1: Introduction to Research

Part 2: Introduction to Python (Part 1)

Part 3: Introduction to Python (Part 2)

Part 4: TBA

Day 4 (Thursday, July 16th, 2020)

Part 1: Using Python to Detect Diseases & GEO2R to Analyze DE Genes

Part 2: Using Python to Detect Diseases & GEO2R to Analyze DE Genes (continued)

Part 3: Using Python to Detect Diseases & GEO2R to Analyze DE Genes (continued)

Part 4: TBA

Day 5 (Friday, July 17th, 2020) (Final Day 😢)

Part 1: Powerpoint Poster Design

Part 2: Presentation Preparation

Part 3: Ending Ceremony & Parent Presentations

Part 4: Ending Ceremony (continued)

Our student teachers are qualified. Most are ISEF finalists, science fair veterans and winners, have research experience, or have taken AP Biology/AP Computer Science/ AP Chemistry. One of our teachers interned at UCSD and under Google Engineer.

(ISEF is the most prestigious science fair)

Financial aid is available upon request

(in registration form). There are a limited amount of scholarships available and they will be awarded based on proven need and merit. If you apply for financial aid, we will be in touch with more details. Financial aid is only available to US domestic students*. Students will be required to write several responses and proof of income/financial holdings will be asked for. You must have filled out the first registration form by 6/15/2020 to be eligible for financial aid. Maximum one per household.

*a very limited amount of scholarships may be given to international students based off of extremely outstanding circumstances and stand-out merit*

Email info@helyxscience.org if you have questions.

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