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MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit


This free, widening participation programme for Cambridgeshire-based Year 12 students (16+) took place from 20-22 February (half-term) at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research (CIMR) and MRC Mitochondrial Biology Unit (MBU), in association with St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

This was our second year of collaboration in the programme, involving twelve students. Four students were hosted in MBU laboratories and eight in CIMR, with seminars and other group tutorials scheduled during the three day laboratory element. On the Friday, St Catharine’s College hosted our visitors, giving them an idea of University and college life, advising on University applications and facilitating mentoring sessions. Scientists and coordinators of the programme were invited to a final seminar, where the students presented their work.

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We congratulate our visitors and everyone involved on a most successful event.