WANT TO DEVELOP SKILLS IN DIGITAL HEALTH RESEARCH, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, AND LEADERSHIP?
JOIN US FOR A FULLY DIGITAL SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE!
We invite talented undergraduate STEAM students to participate in the 3rd Edition of the VMH Virtuome summer research experience based on the 3 pillars of biocomputational research, personal development, and engaged research.Virtuome will be centred around tackling challenging projects via cross-functional teams. The research activities will be complemented by seminars from thought leaders and activities involving early-stage career development, mentoring, and science communications, to help participants become well-rounded scientists and get ahead in their career journey.
Virtuome will run from Monday 30th May to Friday 22nd July 2022 (8 weeks) fully online.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
Virtuome is open to current undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and arts (STEAM) subjects at a university on the island of Ireland (IE & NI) and internationally. In a digital-first approach, programme participants are immersed in a systematic team environment to accelerate biocomputational research, personal development, and community involvement to tackle current challenges in digital health, particularly human and microbiome metabolism. Virtuome provides participants with the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, foster a diverse professional network, and develop new skills for their future careers, including through critical thinking by tackling scientific challenges, knowledge of international cutting-edge digital health research, and developing essential interpersonal skills through interdisciplinary teamwork, to develop a portfolio of tangible outcomes. We also provide a platform to engage with further endeavours, such as co-authorship on publications, presentation of project outcomes at international scientific meetings, and establishment of a diverse professional network.
Participants are competitively selected based on their application. Virtuome is free of charge. Participants are expected to commit full-time for the 8-week programme during normal working hours and have access to their own desktop/laptop computer and stable internet connection.
To apply for Virtuome 2022, please email a CV and short cover letter outlining your motivation and background as pdf files by 03.04.2022 (deadline extended), with subject line 'Virtuome 2022 Application', to Dr Cyrille Thinnes at cyrille.thinnes[at]nuigalway.ie