International Undergraduate Summer School

30 June 2024 to 23 August 2024

Sorry the application deadline (midnight (GMT) 19 Jan 2024 GMT) has now passed

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The deadline for submission is midnight 19 Jan 2024 (GMT). For eligibility see Conditions of Award.

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Applicants should be registered on a degree course. Students in their first or final year of study are not eligible.

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Your curriculum vitae


  • GCSE, GNVQ, ‘A’ Level or Standard and Higher level results or equivalent
  • University exam results to date.
  • Other relevant experience.
  • There is no option to upload any attachments (CVs, exam certificates, personal statements etc) so ensure you include all the necessary information in the boxes below.

Personal statement

Explain what you hope to gain from the programme and what attracted you to it compared to others. (800 words max):

Science projects

Select 3 projects. The selected projects will not be ranked and you may be allocated any of the projects selected

Project Details A B C
Molecular mechanisms of starch synthesis in plants and applications for improving crop quality
Investigating plant immune receptors
Boosting nutrition in wheat
Cell-to-cell communication during pathogen attack
Characterisation of a new antibiotic active against Gram-negative bacteria
Engineering plant immunity for improved food security
Exploring genome variation and structure in crop populations using bioinformatic methods
Exploring the evolution of plant-pathogen interactions
Functional and evolutionary dynamics of plant NLR immune receptors
Genetic lockdown of root disease: improving the benefits of nitrogen-fixing crops
How do living organisms tell the time?
How do we protect wheat from a cereal killer?
How to get radial; unlocking the mechanisms for symmetry establishment in plant organ
Hunting for new phages to trigger chemical defence in soil bacteria
Investigating how Pseudomonas bacteria colonise plant root systems
Investigating role of plant hormones and nitrogen in reproductive development of Brassica crops
'Mechanisms of photosynthetic protein production in plants
Molecular biology of plant-insect interactions
Molecular dynamics simulations for studying phase separation
Regulation of iron uptake in plants and for human nutrition
Root legume nodulation and arbuscular mycorrhiza signalling
Shaping Diversity
Understanding how fungi cause disease in plants
Understanding how pathogens cause disease in plants
Understanding plasmid segregation to prevent plasmid-borne antimicrobial resistance
Wheat Genetics

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Availability and terms & conditions

Are you available for the whole period between 30 June 2024 and 23 August 2024?

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