Undergraduate Summer School

Every year the John Innes Centre, along with The Sainsbury Laboratory and The Earlham Institute host the International Undergraduate Summer School.

Our Undergraduate Summer School is a unique opportunity for undergraduate students from all corners of the globe to spend 8 weeks here at our internationally renowned research centre.

You will study amazing plant and microbial science, interacting with some of the most esteemed scientists in the world and furthering your research experience.

  • Free accomodation plus £200 a week stipend
  • Training, research, seminars, Friday afternoon workshops and social events with fellow scientists
  • Being part of a top scientist's lab, contributing to their advanced research
  • Work with renowned researchers in plant and microbial science
  • A variety of biological and chemical sciences; including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, chemistry, genetics, molecular biology and computational and mathematical biology
  • An opportunity to experience life in a truly world-leading scientific institute

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Applications for 2018 will open in October 2017. More details will be available shortly.

Testimonials from our 2016 Undergraduate Summer School

"The John Innes Centre Undergraduate Summer School succeeds at balancing perfectly learning, working, socializing and making valuable connections. It is a once in a life time experience that you will treasure forever" - Vladu Iulia

"An incredibly fun 8 weeks of science, in which I feel I have improved dramatically as a scientist" - Thomas Gate

"One of the best experiences in my life – it gave me the opportunity to both enrich my scientific education and meet other like-minded students with passion for science, share this incredible journey with them and create strong friendships" - Sylvia Marinova

"The Undergraduate Summer School is an amazing experience. Meeting and living with students from many different backgrounds was as enjoyable as the science was interesting. It was a challenging but rewarding experience" - Sam Deans

"This has been an invaluable research experience for me. Not only has it prepared me incredibly well for taking on an independent project at my university lab, I feel very prepared for graduate level research as well. The training programme has affirmed my conviction that pursing a PhD is something that I truly want to do. Besides gaining a wonderful research skillset, you will also gain life-long friends that you’ll never forget" - Natasha Bilkey

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