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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.
To meet the growing need for scientists who are trained with in vivo skills, we are increasing the number of courses we support; in 2013, five courses will take place across the UK – in Glasgow, Bristol and London. Each course 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 in Glasgow have been designed for those with a particular interest in neuroscience or immunology.
In 2013, these courses will take place on the following dates:
|Home Office training course||Experimental course|
|King's College London||2 - 5 April 2013||9 - 13 September 2013|
|University of Bristol||8 - 11 April 2013||17 - 21 June 2013|
|University of Glasgow||8 - 10 April 2013||24 - 28 June 2013|
|University of Glasgow (neuroscience)||8 - 9 April 2013||17 - 21 June 2013|
|University of Strathclyde (immunology)||8 - 9 April 2013||17 - 21 June 2013|
Since their inception, courses have continued to receive overwhelming feedback, with one student reporting this year, “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 be currently in the second year of their degree at the time of application (or third year if based in Scotland). Students must also be based at a University in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
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 organisers 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).
For more information or to submit an application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org