Fancy spending the summer in Norfolk?
The John Innes Centre in Norwich is a major resesarch facility specialising in plant and microbial science. We have been sent details of a summer scheme they are running which looks like a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in microbiology or applied biology (but stretching to those interested in biochemistry or genetics too). The Scheme includes free accommodation, £200 per week and use of recreational facilities. The downside (such as there is) seems to be that you are committed to a full 8 weeks of work on specified dates (some of the other schemes are rather more flexible on when you work and for how long). If you have the potential to commit two months to lab research then this is definitely worth further investigation. See the John Innes Centre website for more details. The deadline is March 1st 2010.