The Gurdon Summer Studentship Awardees of 2015

The Gurdon Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. We look for students with a strong academic record and clear career vision, who have taken the initiative to establish contacts with a research laboratory where they can perform projects in the area of Developmental Biology.

Like every year, 10 successful applicants were chosen to spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and they are:

  • Emma MI (Cambridge University) will work in the lab of  John Gurdon at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge
  • Oliver DAVIS (Brighton and Sussex Medical School) will work in the lab of  Jean-Paul Vincent in the Crick Institute
  • Anna KLUCNIKA (Cambridge University) will work in the lab of  Aziz Aboobaker in Oxford
  • Julia OH (Edinburgh University) will work in the lab of  Megan Davey in Edinburgh
  • Ortlaith MANNION (Natl. Univ. of Ireland, Galway) will work in the lab of  Maura Grealy in Galway
  • Rachel WANG (Univ. College London) will work in the lab of  Yanlan Mao in UCL
  • Joe WATKINS (University of Birmingham) will work in the lab of  Yun Fan in Birmingham
  • Samantha COOPER (Cambridge University) will work in the lab of  Daniel St Johnston in Cambridge
  • Arun SHAUNAK (Cambridge University) will work in the lab of  Jose Silva in Cambridge
  • Isabella WATTS (Oxford University) will work in the lab of  Tatjana Sauka-Spengler in Oxford

We would like to congratulate the 10 successful candidates and hope that this experience will enrich and complement their portfolio of expertise and inspire them to pursue a career in research. If you would like to read about some of the summer projects from 2014, please find the reports by Benedetta Carbone, George Choa and George Hunt on The Node.

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