Biomedicine International Summer School

This summer school offers a unique experience in sampling one of the top research-driven biomedical curricula in the UK in the beautiful setting of Cardiff city centre.

The summer school programme is designed to provide you with an introduction to biomedical and biological research and the crucial role it has to play in developing solutions to modern day challenges on health care, climate and global resources.

The academic programme consists of a series of lectures delivered by lecturers and professors who are authoritative figures in the fields that they teach. These lectures will introduce you to the topics of cancer biology, respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, molecular biology of pancreatic disease, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal disease, tissue engineering and the current research activities in these areas in Cardiff.

The Biomedicine International summer school also incorporates a social/recreational programme with the aim of introducing participants to contemporary British society and culture. A number of visits to cultural and recreational facilities in the UK will be included in the programme. The summer school is therefore also a good opportunity to meet new friends and to build up a rapport with other participants through work and recreational activities.

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Biomedicine International Summer School

Biomedicine International Summer School

19 April 2017

The brochure for the Biomedicine International Summer School, featuring a full timetable of events and information about Cardiff University's learning environment.


Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 15 July 2017Arrival in Cardiff
Sunday 16 July 2017Free time/social events
Monday 17 July 2017Welcome talk and social event
Cancer Biology: mechanisms and therapeutics
Scientific communications workshop - journal club
Tuesday 18 July 2017Introduction to the College’s Masters programmes
Air pollution & lung disease
Cardiff neuroscience presentation
Scientific communication - allocation of research titles
Wednesday 19 July 2017Tissue engineering
Molecular mechanisms of pancreatic disorders
Cardiff molecular biology research
Thursday 20 July 2017Mechanism, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia treatments and acute pancreatitis, molecular mechanisms and potential therapeutic targets
Biological research in Cardiff
Research experience
Friday 21 July 2017Visit to the National Botanical Garden of Wales
Saturday 22 July 2017Free time and social programme
Sunday 23 July 2017Free time and social programme
Monday 24 July 2017Bioinformatics workshop
Student presentations and feedback
Tuesday 25 July 2017Disease mechanisms of osteoarthritis
Introduction to practical workshops
Practical workshops
Wednesday 26 July 2017Research experience
Thursday 27 July 2017Practical workshop
Research experience
Friday 28 July 2017Research experience
Tour of Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre
Reflection, course feedbackamd evaluation
Closing ceremony
Saturday 29 July 2017Departure from Cardiff


The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.

The tuition fee includes: accommodation for the duration of the course, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 15 July and drop off is on 29 July), excursions organised by Cardiff University, materials and reagents used in laboratory practical sessions.

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