QBI opens doors to aspiring neuroscientists

24 Nov 2016
The newest cohort of Summer Research Scholars will soon commence research at QBI. (Image: Nick Valmas / QBI) 

QBI will again host talented students with a passion for neuroscience this summer.

Over a ten-week period, the QBI Summer Research Program allows undergraduate students the invaluable opportunity to gain experience in a laboratory setting undertaking real-world research. 

Aleks Brumby Scholarship recipient awarded to high achiever 

Among the undergraduate group is Aleks Brumby Scholarship recipient, Ms Yunan Ye. The Aleks Brumby Summer Research Scholarship was established by Aija and Glen Brumby in 2011 after the death of their son, Aleks, a talented student who completed a chemistry degree at UQ.

With a Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), Yunan was selected out of a highly competitive field of 14 scholars to work with Prof Linda Richards on the project titled: Role of nuclear factor I in cortical development.   

Medical students among scholarship recipients

For the first time, QBI will also welcome recipients of the Ashintosh Foundation Scholarship. A UQ medical student, Mr Arsalan Tariq, has received the scholarship, which is designed to help bridge the gap between clinical practice and real world research at the very beginning of the medical experience.

“It is an exciting time for medical students to visit QBI and be able to come in at a time when the Institute is building closer clinical links,” says Ashintosh Foundation Managing Director Mitchell Cox.

The QBI Summer Research Program will run during the University’s summer holiday period from 21 November, 2016 to 3 February, 2017.  

Media: Mikaeli Costello, mikaeli.costello@uq.edu.au, 0401 580 685