Every year, the IGC organises a Summer School for motivated undergraduate students interested in the life sciences, from molecular and cellular biology to ecology, population genetics and mathematical modelling. Students have the opportunity to discover biological sciences as they are done today in their diversity. During the first week they are introduced to the diversity of IGC science though open group discussions with researchers and visits of the labs and facilities. During that week they will have a short applied mini-project with one of the facilities, starting with a sampling trip on a boat. Additionally, during the whole internship they will attend seminars and develop a research project in one of the IGC research groups during the month of August. Altogether this programme will introduce some of the key of the stepping-stones of any researcher’s life.
In 2023, the Summer School has returned to the in presence only format. There will be no zoom session.
The first morning will be dedicated to the discovery of the IGC and hosting research groups.
Three mornings will be dedicated to hands-on activities in the IGC facilities in partnership with Cascais with whom the participants will collect samples during the first afternoon.
Three afternoons will be dedicated to open discussion sessions with IGC researchers and alumni, on research topics ranging from ecology, evolution and theoretical biology to cell cycle development and host-microbe interactions. The last day will address future challenges to science, from international networks to the challenges of the ongoing biodiversity crisis or the unanswered questions in the immunity field.
We welcome undergraduate students from any scientific background (e.g., biology, biochemistry, mathematics, medical science, engineering and physics) who are motivated and interested in life sciences.
Applications are accepted exclusively in English via the online platform (available only when the call is open).
All candidates may apply for a fellowship to cover travel and/or accommodation expenses (except for candidates residing in the Lisbon area).
*Note: Participation in the Programme does not imply any contractual relationship with IGC.
In addition to our Summer School Programme, we encourage undergraduate students with a particular interest in one of our labs to contact our groups leaders directly and enquire about lab internships.
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