NRNB Mentoring Organization

NRNB Academy

image Outside of our sponsored summer programs, NRNB Academy runs year-round to match students with mentors in network biology software development. NRNB Academy offers you the opportunity to work with our open source development team on network biology related tools and resources. The program is volunteer-based and flexible in terms of time commitment and project lenght. This is a great introduction to our dev community and the workings of open source in general. Start by completing our Admissions Form:

Admissions Form

The National Resource for Network Biology (NRNB) is organizing the joint efforts of Cytoscape, WikiPathways and other network biology tools. This is a great opportunity to work at the intersection of biology and computing! We take mentoring seriously and are proud of our 90% success rate with former students and projects. But don't take our word for it, read testimonials from prior NRNB students and mentors, and success story profiles. And you also get a certificate of completion!

The success of our mentoring program depends on dedicated mentors, great project ideas, amazing students, and effective fundraising. Please contact us with ideas or leads on potential corporate sponsors or use the PayPal widget below to make your own tax deductible donation. All funds will go toward student stipends for NRNB Academy.

This is a tax deductible donation to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization,
The Cytoscape Consoritum, Tax ID: 20-4909879.

How to apply

You can apply for the year-round mentoring program at any time. Fill out the Admissions Form to start the ball rolling.


If you are selected

  • You be working with a small, active group of programmers that also speak biology
  • You will be gaining experience in a rapidly evolving field that interfaces computer and biological sciences
  • You might make more than you would mowing lawns!

NRNB Project Ideas at GitHub

Browse the current list of NRNB Project Ideas at GitHub to find potential projects and mentors. If you find something interesting, contact the org admin to inquire about applying. We will direct you to more information and resources prior to the application process.