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Biomedical and life sciences

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The Biomedical and Life Science Summer Schools offer a unique experience in sampling one of the top research-driven biomedical curricula in the UK.

The academic programme will provide you with an introduction to biomedical research and the crucial role it has to play in developing solutions to modern day challenges in global health. It consists of a series of lectures and workshops delivered by professors who are authoritative figures within the fields that they teach.

The Schools run between 13 July - 27 July 2019, and specialise in three areas:

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Biomedicine and human disease summer school student working in lab during laboratory session.
Biomedicine and human disease summer school student working in lab during laboratory session.

The lectures and workshops in this summer school will introduce you to numerous topics in biomedicine and human disease.

This Summer School is now closed for 2019 applications.

The Biomedicine and Human Disease Summer School is hosted by the School of Biosciences which is one of the largest life sciences departments in the UK and is responsible for the education of around 2,000 undergraduate students and 250 postgraduate students each year.

With two Nobel Prize winners and numerous Fellows of the Royal Society contributing to the internationally renowned research programmes, our teaching is therefore underpinned by cutting edge research.

At this summer school, you will have the opportunity to sample our biomedicine curriculum, which is focused on our research interests in human physiology, human structure, biochemistry and genetics.

Lecture topics will include cardiovascular disease, molecular biology of pancreatic disease, neurological disorders, musculoskeletal disease, microbiology of infectious disease and cancer cell biology. You will also attend hands on workshop sessions in bioinformatics and practical sessions in that you can learn contemporary biomedical and biochemical laboratory techniques.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 13 July 2019Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 14 July 2019Social event
Monday 15 July 2019Welcome talk and introduction to the programme

Lecture: Mechanism and prevention of cardiovascular disease 

Lecture: Cell signal transduction

English language/ British culture workshop
Tuesday 16 July 2019Lecture: Mechanical load as a risk factor of Osteoarthritis
 
Lecture: Collagen diseases
 
Lecture: Biomechanics of human bone disease

Scientific communication workshop
Wednesday 17 July 2019Lecture: Neuropharmacology of Parkinson's disease

Workshop: Second generation DNA sequencing
Thursday 18 July 2019Lecture: Cancer biology: mechanisms and therapeutics
 
Workshop: Oral anatomy
Friday 19 July 2019Visit to the National Botanical Garden of Wales
Saturday 20 July 2019Social event
Sunday 21 July 2019Social event
Monday 22 July 2019Bioinformatics workshop
 
English language/ British culture workshop
Tuesday 23 July 2019Lecture: Molecular mechanisms of pancreatic disorders

Lecture: Molecular mechanisms of lymphoblastic leukaemia

Lecture: Microbiology of infectious diseases

Laboratory workshop
Wednesday 24 July 2019Lecture: Stem cells in the study of neurodevelopment
 
Laboratory workshop

Social event
Thursday 25 July 2019Laboratory workshop
Friday 26 July 2019Scientific communication workshop - Research presentation

Reflection, course feedback and evaluation

Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 27 July 2019Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,920.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 13 July, drop off is on 27 August) and excursions organised by the University.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need more information, please email us:

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools

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A cancer biology summer school student working in the lab during a laboratory session.
A cancer biology summer school student working in the lab during a laboratory session.

The lectures and workshops in this summer school will introduce you to numerous topics around cancer biology.

This Summer School is now closed for 2019 applications.

The cancer biology summer school is hosted jointly by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Biosciences.

In this course you would be sampling the pharmacy undergraduate curriculum in one of UK’s best schools of pharmacy and pharmacological sciences.

The lectures and workshops will be delivered by our cancer experts with topics focused on:

  • cancer cell biology
  • cancer drug design
  • the biological basis of metastasis
  • strategies in anti-cancer therapeutics
  • bioinformatics
  • the current research activities in these areas at Cardiff University.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 13 July 2019Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 14 July 2019Social event
Monday 15 July 2019Welcome talk and introduction to the programme

Lecture: Hallmarks of a cancer cell

Lecture: Signal transduction

English language/ British culture workshop
Tuesday 16 July 2019Lecture: Hormone receptors in breast cancer
 
Lecture: Cancer metastasis
 
Lecture: How are cancer drugs made?

Scientific communication workshop
Wednesday 17 July 2019Lecture: Molecular modelling in cancer drug discovery

Workshop: Second generation DNA sequencing
Thursday 18 July 2019Lecture: Cancer biology: mechanisms and therapeutics
 
Workshop: Use of computer based approach to design anti-cancer drugs

Case study: Designing novel aromatase inhibitors

Case study: Novel strategies in anti-cancer therapeutics
Friday 19 July 2019Visit to the National Botanical Garden of Wales
Saturday 20 July 2019Social event
Sunday 21 July 2019Social event
Monday 22 July 2019Bioinformatics workshop
 
English language/ British culture workshop
Tuesday 23 July 2019Lecture: Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia treatments and molecular mechanisms

Case study: Development of ovarian cancer drug

Laboratory workshop
Wednesday 24 July 2019Laboratory workshop

Social event
Thursday 25 July 2019Laboratory workshop
Friday 26 July 2019Scientific communication workshop - Research presentation

Research experience

Reflection, course feedback and evaluation

Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 27 July 2019Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,920.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 13 July, drop off is on 27 August) and excursions organised by the University.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need more information, please email us:

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools

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Two neuroscience summer school students taking part in neuroscience research activities.
Two neuroscience summer school students taking part in neuroscience research activities.

The lectures and workshops in this summer school will introduce you to various topics in neuroscience.

This Summer School is now closed for 2019 applications.

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous systems, their component nerve cells and the functioning of the brain. How the human brain works remains one of the most alluring and baffling of all questions on the frontiers of understanding. At the School of Biosciences, we are finding answers to these questions through both teaching and research.

The Neuroscience Summer School will give you the opportunity to sample the curriculum of our BSc Neuroscience programme with lectures and workshops on neuroanatomy, stem cells in neuroscience research, neuropharmacology, neurological disorders and bioinformatics.

You will also visit the Cardiff University Brain Research and Imaging Centre, currently the second largest brain imaging facility in the world, and the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute. Visiting these facilities will give you the opportunity to learn more about the current neuroscience research activities in Cardiff.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 13 July 2019Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 14 July 2019Social event
Monday 15 July 2019Welcome talk and introduction to the programme

Lecture: Excitable cells

English language/ British culture workshop
Tuesday 16 July 2019Lecture: Vision
 
Lecture: Neurotrophic factors I and II
 
Neuroanatomy workshop
Wednesday 17 July 2019Lecture: Pharmacology of neurodegenerative disease

Workshop: Second generation DNA sequencing
Thursday 18 July 2019Tour of Cardiff Brain Imaging Centre
 
Research experience
Friday 19 July 2019Visit to the National Botanical Garden of Wales
Saturday 20 July 2019Social event
Sunday 21 July 2019Social event
Monday 22 July 2019Bioinformatics workshop
 
English language/ British culture workshop
Tuesday 23 July 2019Lecture: Fundamentals of neuroscience - neural induction

Lecture: Sensory exotica

Lecture: Neurotransmitters

Laboratory workshop
Wednesday 24 July 2019Lecture: Stem cells in the study of neurodevelopment
 
Laboratory workshop

Social event
Thursday 25 July 2019Laboratory workshop

Scientific communication workshop
Friday 26 July 2019Research experience

Reflection, course feedback and evaluation

Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 27 July 2019Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,920.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 13 July, drop off is on 27 August) and excursions organised by the University.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need more information, please email us:

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools

Research on children’s development at Cardiff University’s Centre for Human and Developmental Science (CUCHDS).
Research on children’s development at Cardiff University’s Centre for Human and Developmental Science (CUCHDS).

This summer school will cover a wide range of fascinating topics such as forensic psychology, developmental disorders, attitudes, visual illusions, brain imaging, all with the help of expert teaching faculty at Cardiff University.

This Summer School is now closed for 2019 applications.

The School of Psychology is one of the UK’s largest centres for psychology and is long established, well resourced with an excellent international reputation. We are currently ranked in the top 40 global psychology schools in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

On this summer school you will get the chance to experience some of the teaching and research that is undertaken by our world class academics. This course is designed to build on your knowledge in core areas with short, focused teaching sessions in specialised areas where there is expertise at Cardiff. The summer school will therefore advance your existing knowledge with the most up-to-date research.

We have chosen the topics to develop your practical knowledge as well as the theoretical. The classes have hands-on elements, such as the behaviour change workshops, and eye-tracking and emotion sessions. Classes will take place at our international centres of excellence, including Cardiff University’s Brain and Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) and Cardiff University’s Centre for Human and Developmental Science (CUCHDS). Visiting these facilities will give you a taste of doing cutting age research in Psychology.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 13 July 2019Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 14 July 2019Social event
Monday 15 July 2019Welcome talk and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 16 July 2019Introduction to Psychology and tour of Tower
 
What is a Psychopath? Forensic Psychology seminar
 
Applied Clinical Psychology
Wednesday 17 July 2019Tour of Cardiff University Centre for Developmental Science (CUCHDS)

Seminar on Developmental Disorders

Workshop on eye-tracing and emotion disorders
Thursday 18 July 2019Seminar on attitudes and attitude change
 
Workshop on social psychology techniques
Friday 19 July 2019Visual illusions and their explanations

Experiments exploring the Motion After Effect
Saturday 20 July 2019Field trips
Sunday 21 July 2019Field trips
Monday 22 July 2019Behaviour change workshop
Tuesday 23 July 2019Tour of Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)

Demos of neuroimaging techniques

Hands on neuroimaging experiments
Wednesday 24 July 2019Lecture on Neuroscience applications
 
Brain Games
Thursday 25 July 2019Human Factors: How Psychology can help design

Psychology in the workplace
Friday 26 July 2019Scientific communication workshop - Research presentation

Research experience

Reflection, course feedback and evaluation

Final Gala Ceremony
Saturday 27 July 2019Departure from Cardiff (Drop off to Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,920.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 13 July, drop off is on 27 August) and excursions organised by the University.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need more information, please email us:

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools

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Stem Cell Summer School

The lectures and workshops in this Summer School will introduce you to various fascinating topics about stem cell biology, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

This Summer School is now closed for 2019 applications.

The Summer School shall be mainly based in Cardiff University's School of Dentistry - the only dental school in Wales which provides unique and important leadership in dental research, teaching and patient care.

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 that will introduce you to the topics of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, biomaterials, immunology, molecular biology, and current clinical applications of stem-cell-based therapy in these areas in Cardiff.

A hands-on laboratory practical in stem cell biology is also part of this Summer School which provides training in many widely employed laboratory techniques in biomedicine including stem cell maintenance, proliferation and differentiation, practical skills of biomaterials design and development.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 13 July 2019

Arrival in Cardiff (pickup from Heathrow airport provided)

Sunday 14 July 2019

Social event

Monday 15 July 2019

Welcome talk and introduction to the programme

Lecture: Properties of Biomaterials

English language / British culture workshop

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Lecture: Principles of Microscopy

Lecture: Antibodies: Versatile Tools in Research

Workshop: Stem Cell Workshop Session 1

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Lecture: Nanomaterials for Tissue Engineering

Dental School Tour

Thursday 18 July 2019

Lecture: TBA.

Lecture: Using Enzymes for Tissue Engineering

Friday 19 July 2019

National Botanical Garden of Wales visit

Informal meeting with PhD, MRes and Msc students

Saturday 20 July 2019

Social event

Sunday 21 July 2019

Social event

Monday 22 July 2019

Lecture: To be confirmed

English language / British culture workshop

Tuesday 23 July 2019

Lecture: Biofilms: Microbial Lifestyles of Clinical Relevance

Lecture: Immunomodulation in Tissue Engineering

Lecture: Drug Development for Improved Wound Healing in Skin

Lecture: Engineering Advanced Materials

Lecture: Dental Exosomes for Bone Tissue Engineering

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Lecture: Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Practical

Sharing Life and Study Experience in Cardiff

Inspiration of Future Career Design and Development

Thursday 25 July 2019

Lecture: Clinical Application of Stem Cell Therapy

Lecture: Stem Cells Based Bone and Cartilage Regeneration

Workshop: Stem Cell Workshop Session 2

Friday 26 July 2019

Research presentation

Reflection, course feedback and evaluation

Final gala ceremony

Saturday 27 July 2019

Departure from Cardiff (drop off to Heathrow provided)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,920.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pickup and drop off from Heathrow Airport on fixed dates (pickup on Saturday 13 July, drop off on Saturday 27 July), and excursions organised by the University.

Contact us

If you have any questions or need more information, please email us:

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact the Summer Schools Team:

Biomedical and Life Sciences Summer Schools