Eight undergraduate university students have joined the 2014 Summer Student Laboratory Training Programme
More than 500 applications consolidate this year’s edition as an attractive training programme bringing scientific research to talented young people interested in the life sciences and biomedicine
From June 23 to August 14, many of the staff at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) will most likely bump into younger students than normal in the corridors, cell culture labs or the cafeteria. Everything is under control: it’s the university students who have chosen a BIO destination at CNIO for the summer; eight university students—from Argentina, Bangladesh, the US, India, Italy and Spain— in their last two course years of a biomedical sciences degree or related.
They have been selected from among almost 550 applications, received from around the world over the past few weeks. These numbers demonstrate the success of the call for applicants and the aim of bringing research and new opportunities closer to young talent.
During the Laboratory Training Programme, the university students will learn about the most advanced techniques for studying tumour biology, from the most basic molecular techniques to the translational and computational ones, including the design of new drugs.
This year, the CNIO has designed a series of lectures in which scientists from the Centre, including the Director, María Blasco, will talk to students about their major achievements in biomedicine.
The students, their nationality and their placement at the CNIO are:
- Rebeca Bravo Martín; The Technical University of Madrid, Spain; Experimental Therapeutics Programme, Biology
- Jael Fernández Cadenas, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain; Macromolecular Crystallography Group
- Md Saiful Islam, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh; Tumour Suppression Group
- Vaishnovi Sekar, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, India; Structural Computational Biology Group
- Aureliano Stingi, University of Turin, Italy; Seve-Ballesteros Foundation Brain Tumour Group
- Albano Tenaglia, Rosario National University, Argentina; Melanoma Group
- Belén Torres Garrido, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain; Experimental Therapeutics Programme, Biology, Medicinal Chemistry
- Joshua Yang, University of California, San Diego, USA; Cell Signalling and Adhesion Group
In addition, five trainee students funded by the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC) and by the MIT-Spain Programme will spend the summer at CNIO.
To find out more about the Summer Student Laboratory Training Programme at CNIO: http://www.cnio.es/ing/cursos/practicasverano.asp
Laboratory training students, the Dean’s Office and the Scientific Management Team during the welcome. /CNIO