Monday, 22 November 2010

International Summer Research Program 2011,Switzerland

The Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will offer an intensive research training opportunity to 25 undergraduate students interested in research careers in life sciences. This program will run from July 4th to August 26th 2011. (Earlier or later arrivals and departures can be arranged on a case-by-case basis between individual group leaders and participating students, however the student must be present for the core 8 weeks of the program. Any additional charges incurred by the change of dates must be covered by the student and/or lab.).
Each participant will be required to submit a formal written report and present the results of their research at a student symposium held at the end of the program which provides an opportunity for participants to experience presenting their data to their peers and the scientific community at the EPFL.

Benefits to the Students
The participants will:

*Gain hands-on research experience and training with exposure to cutting-edge research.
*Experience what it is like to be a member of a research community working at the forefront of science, medicine and biotechnology.
*Have the opportunity to apply what was learned in the classroom to understanding and solving actual research problems in the laboratory.
*Acquire a better understanding of the scientific process and the application of the knowledge gained from basic science research and state-of-the-art techniques to solve complex problems in biology and medicine.

*Improve their critical thinking skills, including learning how to evaluate scientific information, design experiments, formulate ideas and test hypotheses.

*Explore career opportunities in academia by experiencing the excitement, frustration, and challenges of scientific research and gain an insight into what a career in the science entails.

*Prepare for future independent research projects and advanced research in graduate school.

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 15th 2011


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