The IMSR Summer School


The IMSR Summer School, led by Dr Paul Foster, is a unique opportunity to get hands-on experience on how metabolism and endocrinology effects disease.

The school provides an invaluable opportunity to do scientific research and to bolster student CVs. Some of our past summer students have found their experience so rewarding they have returned to intercalate or to take their PhDs at the University of Birmingham.

In 2018, the IMSR Summer School cohort fought off tough competition to join the department and work with our PI’s on individual projects. The students, from the Universities of Birmingham and Sheffield, studied Biomedical Science, Medicine, and Biochemistry and spent six-eight weeks in the IMSR, learning basic techniques, attending a weekly Journal Club and having the opportunity to participate in IMSR seminars and activities.


Applications for the IMSR Summer School 2019 are now closed. Applications for 2020 will open November/December 2019. 

Here are some comments from previous IMSR summer students: 


For more information about our researchers

Read more about the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research and the IMSR Principal Investigators