International Undergraduate Summer School

2 July 2022 to 26 August 2022


The deadline for submission is midnight 17 Jan 2022 (GMT). For eligibility see Conditions of Award.

Include all relevant information on the form itself – additional papers will not be accepted.  

Once you have completed the form, pressing the 'SEND' button will automatically enter your application into our registration system. We will then use the 'Tutor email' data to contact your tutor for a reference.


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

About you

Contact Address

Your current degree course

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
Assessing the power of SNPs to distinguish wild and agricultural beet rust pathogens
Boosting nutrition in wheat
Can molecular genetics help feed 10 billion people?
Cell-to-cell communication during pathogen attack
Combatting childhood enteric disease in Africa and Asia through computational genomics
Epigenetic regulation of plant sexual reproduction
Exploring the evolution of plant-pathogen interactions
Genetic lockdown of root disease: improving the benefits of nitrogen-fixing crops
Genomic variation underpinning the control of metabolism in pea
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
Identifying novel sources of genetic resistance to a devastating soybean pathogen
Inference and simulation of gene regulatory networks
Interactions between plants and the plant pathogen Phytophthora
Investigating how Pseudomonas bacteria colonise plant root systems
Molecular biology of plant-insect interactions
Nuclear calcium signalling in biotic interactions
RNA sequencing and expression analysis to identify differential genes and pathways between contrasting conditions in crops
Shaping Diversity
Structural Biology of host:pathogen interactions
Sustainable crop protection using antibiotic-producing Streptomyces bacteria
The ABC of fruit shape formation
Understanding how fungi cause disease in plants
Wheat Genetics
Zooming in on bacterial cell division identification and microscopic analyses of novel cell division proteins in the antibiotic producing bacteria Streptomyce

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Availability and terms & conditions

Are you available for the whole period between 2 July 2022 and 26 August 2022?

# We will email your tutor for a reference using the email you have provided and also email you on the progress of your application. CHECK that both the email addresses you have given are correct, if they are not you will have to resubmit your application. There is no opportunity for correcting emails once the application has been submitted.