Annual summer school ends on a high

Published on 1 September 2022

Our annual summer school ended on a high note last week with an excellent poster session and awards presentation.

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The summer school offers undergraduate students from Dundee and further afield the opportunity to undertake research traineeships in our laboratories.

The students thoroughly enjoyed the poster session with prizes awarded to Louise Chapman in first place with runner up awards to Jennie Yang and Jessica Rowe.

Paul Davies, Summer School lead said, “The success of this year's programme was thanks to the enormous support across the school which allowed students to be placed in so many of our world-class laboratories. We receive hundreds of applications from the top students across the UK and so it is always tough during selection. We were able to offer 48 funded places this year in laboratories within the School of Life Sciences, James Hutton Institute and School of Medicine. The students got to experience 8 to 12 weeks of cutting-edge research and the posters evidenced the quality and impact of their work.”

“From talking with the students, most seem to have got the research bug and indeed want to do their honours in the labs they have been working in. Many have been inspired to seek postgraduate opportunities in the School, including many of the students from other institutions.”

About the SLS Summer School

We welcome enthusiastic and motivated undergraduate students from across the UK to participate in 10-week research traineeships in our laboratories. These competitively awarded places are supported via funding from Wellcome, Medical Research Council, Medical Research Scotland, Lister Foundation and industry.

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