The Summer Studentship programme offers undergraduate and A-level students the opportunity to learn first-hand about biological and clinical science by working in a cutting-edge research laboratory at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre (CSC). Participants will learn about scientific reasoning, laboratory methods, theoretical principles and science communication. Dependent on their interests, students work in the disciplines of biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, imaging, molecular biology and protein chemistry.
Students join the CSC for a 4–8 week research experience working on projects related to the ongoing research of one or more of our groups. At the end of their stay the participants will have been introduced to the major scientific questions currently under investigation in their mentor’s group and they should find the experience useful in deciding whether scientific research is a career that they would like to pursue.