Summer Training Course

The International Geobiology training course is a 5-week intensive summer program for PhD students and postdocs in geobiology. The course is designed to bring together students from diverse backgrounds to teach them fundamental ideas and skills in geology, geochemistry, microbiology, and genetics that will serve as a foundation for future academic careers in the field. The course accepts ~17 students per year from around the world. Run by the University of Southern California ( for 13 years, the Geobiology Course came to Caltech in 2017.

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An International Training Course in a Rapidly Evolving Field