Young Scientist Journey to Research - College Training

The Young Scientist Journey to Research program at Weill Cornell Medicine–Qatar offers ambitious young students aged 18 years and above the opportunity to spend part of their summer learning about biomedical research in a challenging and dynamic environment. The program, which is open to Qatari nationals and long-term residents, is designed to improve students’ engagement with science through exposure.

Through this program, college students will have the opportunity to be exposed to lab activities and engage in scientific experiments. The Young Scientist Journey to Research program teaches and trains students in various ways, such as hands-on training and observation in the state-of-the-art WCM-Q research laboratories, and experience in research data analysis using special formulas and programs. The program gives the opportunity to expand understanding of the basics of conducting biomedical research, which includes hands-on experiments in the labs.The program has a duration of 1 week in the summer (7 hours per day including a 1-hour break).

Lab hands-on and observation activities: 

The program consists of 4 training workshops on Laboratory Techniques in Biomedical Research:

  1. Principles of Cell Culture
  2. Protein extraction, separation, and detection: Western Blot
  3. Fluorescence imaging: Confocal Microscopy
  4. Essentials of Cloning: Bacterial Transformation


Minimum Requirements:
All required documents must be submitted in English

  • Fluent in written and verbal English
  • Current college student (aged 18 and above)
  • Interest in biomedical research 
  • Willing to take responsibility and work in a professional manner

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit:

  • Completed application 
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of Qatar national ID card 
  • Latest college transcript
  • One academic/professional letter of recommendation (academic letter of recommendation must be from a university professor; a professional letter must be from a current or former employer, or supervisor at a volunteer experience) 

After evaluation of the applications, selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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