Our students

Our Prize Winners

Scholarships 

2015 - Kara Banson, USA
2016 - Misya Erwin, Indonesia and Raymond Yu O, Hong Kong

Academic Prize 

2015 - Michael Wong, Hong Kong 
2016 - Misya Erwin, Indonesia and Abe Roufail, Australia 

Best Mini Research Project Teams

2016 -

Team (Zam)buk - (Melissa Wong, Zou Zhou and Amanda Chang)

Team Minions - (Raymond Yu O, John Wong and Don Chan)


Alumni Profiles

Misya Erwin, Indonesia - 2016 Revolutions in Biomedicine Scholarship Awardee and Academic Prize winner

What did you enjoy most about the summer school?Misya Erwin
The summer programme was an amazing experience both inside and outside the classroom. One of the things that I enjoyed most is listening to and engaging with the keynote lecturers. The opportunity to be able to interact and discuss topics with the best people in their fields is a very rare and unique experience that I would not have been able to obtain outside of this programme. I also enjoyed working engaging in group activities and the mini research project with my peers who come from various different backgrounds. In such a setting, it was interesting to see what everyone could bring to the table. Through these interactive activities, were able to think critically, develop our problem-solving skills, and at the same time make friends from all over the world!

Was there anything about the College or Faculty that you particularly enjoyed/appreciated?
Imperial College London is a beautiful campus with top-notch facilities. The faculty was very supportive and accommodating throughout our stay. They were always open to help us in any capacity while making sure that we gain a comprehensive understanding of the topics we learned. Our interactions with the faculty went beyond just the classroom as they were willing to talk about their career paths and current work – which I found quite inspiring. 

How did it feel to receive the scholarship?
It felt amazing! It was such an honour to receive the scholarship and I am utterly grateful to Imperial for this unique and wonderful opportunity.

How did it feel to receive the prize for outstanding student performance?
It is a great honour to receive this prize. I am very grateful to Imperial College London for this amazing opportunity as well as the Faculty who have guided me throughout my studies this summer.

Do you think the summer school will have an effect on your future study/career choices?
Definitely! By learning about many up-and-coming fields within biomedicine, I have become more aware of different aspects of biomedicine that I can potentially engage in the future. At the same time, participating in more research has amplified my interest to pursue a PhD at some point in my career. I am highly considering Imperial as a place I would like to spend my gap year before medical school – whether working for a lab or by taking a masters course.

What are your plans after you finish your undergraduate degree?
I will be taking a gap year before pursuing my MD. During this time, I hope to expand my experience in the lab by joining a neuroscience programme or the labs of one of the faculty I met during this programme. 

Anything else you would like to add?
I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude for Imperial College London who has awarded me this scholarship. It was truly an honour to be part of this spectacular program. Thank you to the faculty, administrators, and student ambassadors who have made this summer a particularly unforgettable experience. Finally, cheers to my fellow classmates who were the heart of my London experience – can’t wait until we our paths cross again! 


Abe Roufail, Australia - 2016 Academic Prize winner

Abe RoufailWhat did you enjoy most about the summer programme?
It’s hard to say what I enjoyed the most about the programme, because there were simply so many positive aspects of the course that accrued to make it an unforgettable experience. However, I cannot deny that the social facet of the summer school was a highlight for me. By this, I am referring to both the activities organised by the Faculty and also the ability to interact with a wide range of classmates from different cultural backgrounds and academic fields.

 Was there anything about the College or Faculty that you particularly enjoyed/appreciated?
For me, the one thing I really did appreciate the most about the Faculty was the passion genuinely expressed by each of the lecturers in the programme. This, coupled with the content of the topics and the facilities offered by the College, made the programme enjoyable from an academic standpoint and is one reason, in my opinion, why the College is a world-leading one.

How did it feel to receive the prize for outstanding academic performance?
It was an honour to receive the prize, especially from a College like Imperial.

Do you think the summer programme will have an effect about your future study/career choices?
The programme has furthered my interest in research and highlighted the biomedical areas that such interest can be devoted. Hence, whilst not influencing my choice to undertake a M.D. course, it will have an effect on my decisions of what to specialise in later in life.  

 What are your plans after you finish your undergraduate degree?
After my undergraduate degree I’ve got assured entry into M.D. back home.

Anything else you would like to add?
I would just like to end with a final thank you to the Faculty, administrators and especially the classmates for making the experience a memorable one. In addition, a special thanks to the student ambassadors, who augmented all aspects of the social programme, must be given: it just wouldn’t have been the same without them. Also, for those reading this and still thinking about whether to join the summer school, I cannot stress to you enough how glad I was to join the programme. If you commit to the unique experience and are willing to make the most of your time in London, I can guarantee you will not regret it.   


Raymond Yu, Hong Kong - 2016 Revolutions in Biomedicine scholarship awardee

What did you enjoy most about the summer school?Raymond Yu
I enjoyed every group work session. These sessions were interesting and inspiring. They consolidated and expanded what I have learnt in lectures. Some sessions allowed us to have a hands-on experience of using advanced equipment mentioned in lectures, some required our imagination and knowledge to design a model or win a game. Above all, through these interactive activities we were able to exchange our ideas and to meet friends. I also enjoyed the mini research project aims, perform experiments, analyse data and make a short presentation in a lab meeting. It gave us a taste of participating in a real research project. 

Was there anything about the College or Faculty that you particularly enjoyed/appreciated?
I appreciated the enthusiasm of the College and Faculty. It is not hard to imagine that much effort has been devoted to organising the programme. From inviting top researchers to arranging a large variety of social programme activities, many staff and students from the Faculty spared no effort in perfecting this fruitful summer school. I truly appreciate their dedication and enthusiasm. 

How did it feel to receive the scholarship?
I was surprised at the moment of getting this news. I was really delighted and felt honoured to receive the scholarship. 

Do you think the summer school will have an effect on your future study/career choices?
Yes! The summer programme covered a wide range of topics in the biomedical field. Many speakers and lecturers shared information about their projects which were really fascinating. The programme has definitely increased my interest in doing research in related fields and pursuing my study in Imperial. 

What are your plans after you finish your undergraduate degree?
After the completion of my undergraduate degree, I will pursue a postgraduate degree in genetics or stem cell in the UK or US. Hopefully, I could eventually become a researcher.