Explore the rich and varied topics in biology essential to many important and rewarding careers, such as medicine or biotechnology.
The Immerse Biology summer school delves into cell theory on a much deeper and advanced level than you will have learnt before. You will discover what makes something ‘alive’, how life likely originated and explore interesting questions and challenges e.g. the RNA world hypothesis.
The Biology programme is designed to be challenging, but our expert tutors will guide each participant in developing a firm understanding of the university-level topics that are explored.
Bolster your knowledge of cell theory as you build a more complete biological picture of the world
Learn how bioinformatics allowed us to map the human genome
Critically examine the Miller-Urey experiment as you consider the implications of life on Mars
Experience authentic student life in Cambridge University colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
You will examine key biological macromolecules and explore their role in living systems. You will also learn about biological membranes and consider the idea of the membrane as a dynamic structure, through the concepts of membrane transport, cell signalling and cell-cell recognition. In addition, you’ll be introduced to the importance of Proteins, Carbohydrates and Nucleic acids and discuss how these polymeric structures are constructed from simpler components.
The session will begin by consideration of some early pioneers of microscopy (Hooke and Leeuwenhoek) and the subsequent development of the Cell Theory. You will be reminded of the two fundamental cell types (prokaryotic and eukaryotic) and then review some of their key differences. You will also examine the role and functions of various cell organelles in a eukaryotic cell.
Explore the importance of bioinformatics in life sciences. Bioinformatics is an interdisciplinary science developed using concepts from biology, mathematics, computer science and statistics. You will explore how advances in the field of bioinformatics enabled the mapping of the entire human genome and genomes of many other organisms which led to the discovery of novel drug targets and revolutionised the field of molecular medicine.
Learn how to improve your scientific writing skills through a presentation or scientific essay, exploring how Biological research impacts upon society.
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Interested in finding out more about what you will study on the Immerse Biology summer school? Download our Biology syllabus designed by highly-regarded tutors from leading universities.
All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present it to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
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Secure your place for summer 2020. The Biology Summer School is available on the following dates: