Summer studentship scheme

Summer studentship scheme

This scheme is aimed at undergraduate students who are interested in embarking on PhD studies following graduation. As part of the scheme, students will undertake an 8-10 week Molecular and Cell Biology themed research project, between July and September. In addition, summer students will benefit from interactions with 3rd year PhD students on the Wellcome Trust PhD programme, who will give tutorials and talks about their research. For eligible supervisors, who are all associated with the Wellcome Trust 4 year PhD programme, visit supervisors.

We aim to recruit 6-8 students each year, with preference given to undergraduate students who have just completed the penultimate year of their studies. Students will be awarded a stipend of approximately £180/week.

We are now accepting applications for the scheme to be held in summer 2017.   To apply, please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the scheme and what your research interests are to the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health Doctoral Academy admissions team ( by Friday 20 January 2017.

Example projects

Below are examples of projects that have been developed as part of the Programme, and who supervised them.  This will give you an idea of potential research areas if you are interested in taking part in the summer studentship scheme.

  • Supervisor(s): Enrique Amaya
    Title: The role of Inflammation and Immunity during Tissue repair and regeneration
  • Supervisor(s): Martin Humphries
    Title: Proteomic analyses of force sensing in pancreatic cancer
  • Supervisor(s): Martin Lowe
    Title: Investigating how membrane traffic goes wrong in disease
  • Supervisor(s): Andrew Sharrocks
    Title: Genome-wide insights into protein SUMOylation and its role in transcriptional regulation and chromatin function.
    Title: Chromatin structure and transcriptional control on a genome-wide scale: the role of non-coding RNAs in embryonic stem cell differentiation
  • Supervisor(s): Alan Whitmarsh
    Title: The cellular response to stress

Summer studentship scheme – left-hand column

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