Short courses in integrative pharmacology and physiology
The British Pharmacological Society and The Physiological Society are inviting applications from undergraduates and postgraduates wishing to gain hands-on experience in mammalian in vivo research techniques.
Designed by top in vivo scientists, these short courses in integrative Pharmacology and Physiology are run with support from the British Pharmacological Society, The Physiological Society, the Wellcome Trust, the Medical Research Council and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
Places are in high demand as the training provides excellent hands-on experience that employers in academia and industry are looking for.
Each of the five courses has two components: a Home Office training course during the Easter vacation and an experimental course during the summer vacation. Two of the experimental courses have been designed for those with a particular interest in neuroscience or immunology.
The lead organizers of these courses are Professor Richard Apps (University of Bristol), Dr Julie Keeble (King’s College London), Dr Leanne McKay (University of Glasgow), Dr Chris McCabe (University of Glasgow) and Dr Hui-Rong Jiang (University of Strathclyde).
Applications must be submitted by 8 December 2014. Students that have applied for a place will learn of the outcome of their application by the end of January 2015.
Home Office training course Experimental course
King's College London 7—10 April 2015 7—11 September 2015
University of Bristol TBC TBC
University of Glasgow (neuroscience) organized by course leads 15—19 June 2015
University of Strathclyde (immunology) organized by course leads 29—3 July 2015
Since their inception, courses have continued to receive overwhelming feedback, with one student reporting:
“This course confirmed that in vivo research was an area I definitely wanted to work in and proved invaluable in my applications for postgraduate research positions. It enabled me to appreciate and fully understand the methodology and planning that goes into in vivo study.”
Applicants should be studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree and have the support of their supervisor or relevant tutor/course director/Head of Department. Undergraduates must also be currently in the second year of their degree at the time of application (or third year if based in Scotland).
Scholarships will be provided for successful students to cover their travel and accommodation. Successful applicants will also be required to pay a non-refundable fee to guarantee their place on a course: this will be £35 for undergraduates or £100 for postgraduates or postdoctoral workers.
The lead organizers of these courses are Professor Richard Apps (University of Bristol), Dr Julie Keeble (King’s College London), Dr Jim Morrison (University of Glasgow), Dr Leanne McKay (University of Glasgow), Dr Chris McCabe (University of Glasgow) and Dr Hui-Rong Jiang (University of Strathclyde).
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