SHOWCASE: 2016 CEM SUMMER STUDENT PROGRAMME
In June, CEM welcomed the 2016 cohort of Summer Students to our labs to experience what life is like in a research environment. This year we hosted a total of 19 students from a range of academic backgrounds from both within and outside QUB including participants from University of Cambridge, University of Leeds and Trinity College Dublin.
The Programme opened this year at the Annual Regenerative Medicine Research Groups (Remerge) Symposium in Riddel Hall on June 20th where the students heard first-hand about the exciting regenerative medicine research taking place here in CEM and beyond. This was followed by an induction day, which introduced participants to the programme within CEM and featured a welcome from CEM Director Professor José Bengoechea, health and safety training, administrative registration and a building tour before the students met with their supervisors and research teams. This year the programme also featured a joint outing around the sights of Belfast with our neighbouring summer students from CCRCB, as well as a number of career and skills workshops and research seminars over the course of the programme.