WANT TO DEVELOP SKILLS IN DIGITAL HEALTH RESEARCH, COMMUNICATIONS, AND LEADERSHIP?
JOIN US FOR A FULLY DIGITAL SUMMER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE!
We invite talented undergraduate STEAM students to participate in the Virtuome summer research experience in the areas of digital health and computational biology with focus on human and microbiome metabolism. Virtuome will be centred around tackling challenging research projects via cross-functional teams. The research activities will be complemented by seminars from thought leaders, in addition to activities around 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 14th June to Friday 6th August 2021 (8 weeks) fully online.
ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
Virtuome is open to undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and arts (STEAM) subjects at a university on the island of Ireland (IE & NI). In a digital-first approach, programme participants are immersed in a systematic team environment to tackle current challenges in digital health with focus on human and microbiome metabolism, foster a diverse professional network, and develop new skills for their future careers. Virtuome provides participants with the opportunity to develop personally and professionally, including critical thinking through tackling scientific challenges, knowledge of international cutting-edge 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 the project at scientific meetings, and establishment of an international & diverse professional network.
Virtuome participation is free of charge. Participants are required to have access to their own desktop/laptop computer and internet connection for the programme duration. Please consider that participation requires an 8-week full-time commitment.
To apply for Virtuome 2021, please email a CV and short cover letter outlining your motivation and background by 15.03.2021 noon, with subject line 'Virtuome 2021 Application', to Dr Cyrille Thinnes at