The Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, an interdisciplinary research institute, is always committed to training the next generation of scientists and has a very successful Summer School which runs between June and August.
The IMSR Summer School, led by Dr Paul Foster and Dr Vicki Smith, is aimed atundergraduates who are considering a future in biomedical research. These short placements (6-10 weeks) provide students with hands-on experience of what it's like to work in a research laboratory, attend a weekly Journal Club and have the opportunity to participate in IMSR seminars.
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.
Who is eligible to apply?
Students should currently be an undergraduate and must not be in their final year of study. We encourage students from any biological/chemical field to apply, including from Medicine (MBChB), Biomedical Sciences (BMedSci), Biochemical Engineering, Biosciences, Biochemistry and Pharmacy (MPharm).We accept University of Birmingham students and students from other national and international Universities. Applications are made online via the IMSR website, applications for IMSR Summer School 2020 have now closed.
Is any funding available to support Summer School students?
Funding is not necessary to apply, however students who are accepted into the IMSR should be prepared to apply for funding to support their time with us. This document (PDF, 180kb) is a guide to students and Principal Investigators to help identify potential funding streams and relevant deadlines.
For questions regarding any aspect of the IMSR Summer School please contact Dr Paul Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr Vicki Smith (email@example.com)
Here are some comments from previous IMSR summer students: