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Biology Week 2024: Molecular biology and neurosciences

A 5-day course in partnership with the Life Science Learning Center in Zurich

Venue

University of Zurich

The Life Science Learning Center in Zurich opens its doors for you. On five days, you will discover scientific topics and methods in molecular biology and neurosciences.

Biology Week 2024 teaser
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The courses this year will be include:

  • Molecular biology of stress
  • Control of brain development
  • Memory
  • Molecular control of neural stem cells and neural development
  • Synaptic transmission and neuronal excitability

Place: Zurich, accomodation at the youth hostel

Date: 5-9 August 2024

Who can participate: High school students who will pass their high school diploma (maturity) in 2024, 2025 or 2026.

Language: The courses will be held in English. A good understanding of English is necessary, but it is not necessary to be fluent.

Responsibility: There will be no supervision outside of class hours. The students will travel to/from the University of Zurich to/from the youth hostel by themselves. Participants under the age of 18 are under the responsibility of their legal representatives.

Selection of participants: Only complete applications received by the deadline will be accepted. Applicants showing a high motivation will be given priority. If applications exceed the number of places, we will use a blind selection among all highly motivated students. Please note that students who have already taken part in a Biology Week will be selected only if enough places are available

Intended for

Age:
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • Wheelchair

Activity

Content: challenging

Interactivity: active/passive

Inside/outside: inside

Categories

  • High School II
  • Promotion of young talents

Registration
Registration: Register before 21st of May 2024, 12:00, by sending your application to biologyweeks@scnat.ch. It should include the completed form from our website, your curriculum vitae, your motivation letter and a letter of recommendation from a (biology) teacher.: 21.05.2024

The course is free. Accommodation at the Zurich Youth Hostel, meals and travel expenses by public transport will be covered by SCNAT.
Languages: English
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? No