Revolutionise your summer with our four-week programme of interactive sessions, a mini-research laboratory project and keynote lectures, enabling you to explore cutting-edge research, technology and the future of biomedicine.
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Explore a wealth of topics and gain an understanding of the past, present and future landscape of biomedicine research:
- Surgical technology
- Stem cells and regenerative medicine
- Patients, health and populations
- Keep it Real: controversies and false leads in biomedicine
Laboratory research project
Plan and carry out experiments on cell signalling activation in a small team. The Mini Research Laboratory Project offers a unique opportunity to design and implement a study in molecular and cellular biology.
After developing a hypothesis in your team and deciding on a way of testing it, you will investigate mechanisms of immune cell activation (using cell culture, flow cytometry and ELISA), analyse your data, and present it as a group in the style of a lab meeting.
Keynote lectures and events
The main programme is complemented by a series of weekly evening keynote lectures from leaders in their fields. After listening to fascinating talks, you will have the opportunity to network with world renowned academics at a drinks and nibbles reception afterwards.
You will also have the opportunity to reflect on your future in bioscience at our Revolutions in Biomedicine Career Event, where you can speak to Imperial's Career Service and individuals with jobs in science in the university and beyond.
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The programme carries 7.5 ECTS credits (3-4 US), subject to your home institution approval.
In order to gain academic credit, students must attend a minimum of 80% of the course and gain an aggregate score of 40% in the following assessments:
- Written exam
- Lab project report, presentation and peer marking.
Prizes are available for the top academic and lab project performances
Classes take place Monday to Friday. The timetable will be:
- 10.00-12.30 Morning interactive sessions
- 12.30-13.30 Lunch break
- 13.30-16.00 Afternoon interactive sessions
- Evening - Free time, social activities or weekly keynote
There will be a free day on Friday 13 July 2018
Design and implement a mini research project in teams
Explore a wealth of topics in bioscience through interactive sessions
Gain hands-on laboratory experience
Hear keynote lectures from experts in their field
Interact with students from over 20 nationalities