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The UW–Madison Department of Biochemistry, in association with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, offers up to three undergraduate students from UW–Madison to do research in Germany over the summer. The Summer Program to Research Experience – Germany (SUPER G) program provides a summer study abroad opportunity for students studying the biological sciences, without the need to postpone graduation due to rigid course scheduling requirements of most biological sciences curricula.
Participating students spend the summer in Heidelberg, Germany working at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and investigating fundamental problems in molecular, cell, developmental, and/or computational biology. Students will conduct full-time research under the direction of a faculty member and will work as part of a laboratory research team.
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Undergraduate students who are attending UW–Madison and majoring in the biological sciences are eligible to apply. Students must participate in SUPER-G between their junior and senior years of undergrad. Prior research experience is required, and applicants should have a strong interest in a career in research. Applicants must have taken, or be taking, a junior-level or higher course in Biochemistry, Genetics, or Molecular Biology.
Up to three undergraduate students can participate in the program each year.
Environment and Accommodation
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is Europe’s flagship laboratory for the life sciences and is one of the world’s leading research institutions. Many of the leaders in European molecular biology have trained there. EMBL is a young and vigorous research institution and promotes, integrates and enhances research across all of Europe. Research at EMBL emphasizes experimental analysis at multiple levels of biological organization, from the molecule to the organism, as well as computational biology, bioinformatics and systems biology.
Heidelberg itself is a beautiful university town with a centuries-old core. Students will perform research in modern facilities at EMBL and will be housed in EMBL-affiliated accommodations within bus or walking distance of the laboratory.
Fellowships are available.
How to Apply
- Send an email that you are planning to apply to Professor Timothy Grant (email@example.com). This email is not required and is not binding; however, it provides contact information and who to expect.
- Apply via the Study Abroad website.
- Two letters of recommendation are required.
- Students are selected based on academic qualifications (academic record, coursework, and research experience) and their written personal statements. Participants are chosen after in-person interviews of selected candidates.
- Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Note: You can apply to both the SUPER-G and SCORE programs.