WWIEM was proud to welcome the 2018 cohort of Summer Students to our labs to experience what life is like in a research environment.
Over the summer, we hosted a total of 28 students from a range of academic backgrounds from both within and outside QUB, including participants from Ulster University, University of Szeged, Hungary, Indonesia International Institute for Life Science (I3L) and Mohammed Bin Rashid University (MBRU) of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dubai.
This year’s 8-week Programme opened at the induction day, which introduced participants to the programme within WWIEM and featured a welcome from WWIEM Director Professor José Bengoechea and WWIEM Summer Student Programme Coordinator Dr Sinéad Weldon, 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 range of research seminars, skills workshops and the WWIEM BBQ on August 10.
The programme culminated in the highlight event which was the Annual Summer Student Research Symposium on August 9 and congratulations to the prize winners; James Irwin (Lengyel Lab, 1st place), Hemica Hasan (Ingram Lab, 2nd) and Abdul Rahman Khan (Bengoechea Lab, 3rd), pictured below receiving their prizes from Dr Derek Brazil (WWIEM Associate Director of Undergraduate Education).
The continuing success of our Programme is due to the hard work and dedication of the participating students, host research teams and the WWIEM administration and technical team.
We gratefully acknowledge funders of 2018 summer studentships including the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, I3L, MBRU, British Society for Immunology, Pathological Society, CF Trust and the Nuffield Foundation.