Czech Republic, Brno

Summer Lab Research Internships

when 24 May 2020 - 19 July 2020
language English
duration 8 weeks
credits 20 EC
fee EUR 2800

ABOUT THE COURSE
Masaryk University, in collaboration with CEITEC - one of the strongest research institutions in Central Europe, stands apart from other universities as a place to learn. Drawing on these achievements and also enhancing its dynamic place, it opens up its research facilities to undergraduate or graduate foreign students for an intensive summer research internship.

In addition to this, there will be an accompanying cultural program that will introduce the Czech Republic and the Central Europe to the participating students. The program will consist of lectures and seminars on the given topic, movie screening, concerts, shows, museum and historical sites visit, as well as in-town and out-of-town excursions. Finally, there will be three-day trips to the regional capitals (Prague, Vienna and Budapest) where students will be able to understand the Central European context to the Czech identity. Each trip will be organized by Masaryk University, and transportation, 2-nights accommodation as well as the professional tours and cultural program will be arranged.

There will be an Orientation, 24/7 on-site assistance, local student assistant at the residence, as well as access to the libraries, cafeterias, PC labs, and available gym facilities for the whole duration of the program.
Incoming students will be required to work at least 250 hours (8 hours a day, 4 days a week, 8 weeks in total) on a specific project assigned and supervised by local faculty members.


ABOUT THE PROJECTS
Students who are interested to attend the course, should email at summer@czs.muni.cz and ask for the list of projects. Projects include topics such as Toxicology, Microbiology, Ecology, Plant Biology, Nano materials, and Anthropology.

TOPICS OF PROJECTS
- 3D models for chronic liver toxicity assessment
- Antarctic methanogen hunters wanted!
- Is nitrogen form important for the sensitive response of tree seedlings to drought
- Synthesis of Nanoporous Catalysts
- Moravian Anabaptists – What can bones tell us about them?
- Intestinal Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria and Production of Hydrogen Sulfide
- Resolution of conflicts between transcription and DNA replication



WHY THIS PROGRAMME
Students do not need to choose between a fulfilling internship in their field and a study abroad opportunity. Students will be able to learn and experience Brno, while traveling to Prague, Budapest, and Vienna.

Course leader

Student is able to choose the particular scholar from the university team (depending on student's interest and focus).

Target group

Bachelor or graduate student. Some lab experience may be required, specific requirements are listed in the individual program descriptions.

Course aim

Learning outcomes will depend on the project they apply for, however each project is designed to enhance the students research experience.

Fee info

EUR 2800: DISCOUNT
€500 discount for Masaryk University partner universities

TUITION INCLUDES
- Tuition for the summer school
- Transportation for the weekend trips (Prague, Vienna, Budapest)
- Accommodation on weekend trips
- Academic trips
- Breakfast on weekend trips (at the hotel only)
- Opening and Closing receptions
- Culture activities around Brno

TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Accommodation in Brno (10-15 € a night)
- Meals

Students should budget an additional €1500-2000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.) in addition to the cost of accommodation.