EASTBIO currently invites applications for the BBSRC-funded Research Experience Placement scheme for undegraduate students at any British university for a project hosted by one of the four EASTBIO partner universities. Read carefully the guidance here.
If you are interested in supervising a REP during the 2018 summer vacation, please follow the steps below:
- complete the Application form (p. 2 of the linked doc),
- attach 1) a copy of the student's current degree transcript, 2) an updated CV of the student, and
- email all documents to EASTBIO by Friday 30th March 2018.
EASTBIO will notify applicants of the outcome of their application by the end of April 2018.
If you have further queries, please email EASTBIO.
About the REPs:
Funded by the BBSRC, EASTBIO allocates several Research Experience Placements awards annually to excellent undergraduate students during the summer holiday. The scheme aims to provide students with a first-hand opportunity to experience research in a British lab, thus encouraging them to consider a career in scientific research.
The placements, awarded across our four partners, cover a total of £2,500 (£200/week for 10 weeks of lab work), plus a contribution of £500 towards research expenses during the placement.
The placement project is completed with a brief report by both the supervisor sponsoring the student and the student on the outcome of the placement within two months from the completion of the project.
BBSRC REP 2014
BBSRC REP 2017 - Awarded
The BBSRC Research Experience Placements 2017 were awarded by the EASTBIO as follows:
Rafael Lemarchand, sponsored by Dr Jasna Martinovic (University of Aberdeen), to do a BfH project on "Neural mechanisms of symmetry perception”
Gazal Neb, sponsored by Dr Alasdair Mackenzie (University of Aberdeen), to do a BfH project on "Analysis of the effects of enhancer humanisation in mice on cannabinoid drug response”
Madeleine Aase-Remedios, sponsored by Dr David E.K. Ferrier (University of St Andrews), to do a WCUB project on "Resolving the organisation and relationships of the SINE/Six gene families”
Muriel Katja Frisch, sponsored by Professor Catherina G. Becker (University of Edinburgh), to do a WCUB project on "Finding pathways controlling motor axon stability in SMA”
Andreas Fellas, sponsored by Professor Tom Little (University of Edinburgh), to do a WCUB project on "Epigenetic change with age and diet”
Adilah Sharifuddin, sponsored by Dr Meriem El Karoui (University of Edinburgh), to do a WCUB project on "Single-Cell fluorescent observation of Double-Strand Break produced by CRISPR-Cas9”
Alex Websdale, sponsored by Professor Carol Munro (University of Aberdeen), to do a BfH project "Investigating Candida albicans echinocandin drug susceptibility with gain of function mutants”
Manuel Blank, sponsored by Professor Frank Sargent (University of Dundee), to do an IBB project "Carbon capture and storage using engineered bacteria"
Robyn Macrae, sponsored by Dr Melissa Cudmore (University of Edinburgh), to do a BfH project "The role of VEGF receptor interactions during vascular morphogenesis”
Emma Lund, sponsored by Dr Steven Pollard (University of Edinburgh), to do a BfH project "Genome editing in mouse neural stem cells"
Maximilian Hartung, sponsored by Dr Alistair McCormick (University of Edinburgh), to do an AFS project "Re-engineering photosynthesis: introducing algal carbon concentrating components into higher plants"
Michaela Dermendjieva, sponsored by Dr Helder Ferreira (University of St Andrews), to do a WCUB project “Mapping the interaction between a chromatin remodelling enzyme and topoisomerase II”
The BBSRC Research Experience Placements 2015 were awarded by the EASTBIO to:
Ewan Forsyth, sponsored by Dr Hai Deng & Professor Christopher J Secombes (University of Aberdeen), to do a AFS project "Investigation of small molecules as virulence factors in the fish pathogen Yersinia ruckeri”
Michael Gallagher, sponsored by Dr Daniel Macqueen (University of Aberdeen), to do a WCUB project "Characterizing specific sites of myoglobin expression in teleost hearts”
Michael Robertson-Rieck, sponsored by Edgar Huitema (University of Dundee), to do a AFS project "Screen for Dominant negative forms of CRN83_152 to enhance crop resistance”
Lars van Beurden, sponsored by Alessio Ciulli (University of Dundee), to do a AFS project on "Development and application of the bump-and-hole approach to investigating the biological role of BET bromodomains proteins"
Debbie Lee Lian Ho, sponsored by Dr Tilo Kunath (University of Edinburgh), to do a BfH project "Purification of hESC-derived neuronal progenitors by flow cytometry to advance Parkinson’s cell therapy”
Theresa Noona, sponsored by John Mason (University of Edinburgh), to do a WCUB project "Embryonic stem cells as tools to study forebrain development”
Aleksandra Jartseva, sponsored by Meriem El Karoui (University of Edinburgh), to do a WCUB project "Embryonic stem cells as tools to study forebrain development”
Katie Paton, sponsored by Professor Hiro Ohkura (University of ), to do a BfH/WCUB project on "The role of the SCF ubiquitin ligase subunit SkpA in Drosophila oocytes”
Katie Harrison, sponsored by Dr Maggie Ellis and Dr Karen Spencer (University of ), to do a BfH project "Investigating the physiological impacts of Adaptive Interaction in individuals with advanced dementia".