Summer School Student Quotes
Students from around the world gather in Vienna for a 9-week summer school programme at IMBA, IMP and MFPL. Assigned to different labs they work on a diverse range of exciting projects. Here are some former summer students' thoughts on their time at IMBA:
"As a student of such a scientifically prosperous and socially dynamic institute, I have engaged in a most challenging, surprising, and rewarding experience - one that has helped shape and direct a future career in the sciences."
Chris Cho (photo on the right), Yale University (United States), Martinez Group
"I've really enjoyed my time at IMBA - the resources and facilities available are absolutely fantastic and the best I've experienced so far. The institute provides a stimulating working environment and all the members of my lab have made me feel very welcome and a valued part of the team.
Living in Vienna alongside the other summer school students has also been great fun and I would highly recommend the program to anyone who has the opportunity!"
Andrew Dimond, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Ringrose Group
"The VBC summerschool has been a truly enlightening experience for me. I think I learned more about biology in the two months here than I usually learn in a semester back at University.
Also it was incredible to live in Vienna for 2 months, and make friends from all over the world!"
Antoinette Hardijzer, Utrecht University (The Netherlands), Small Group
"What a privilege to have participated in the first year of such a rewarding and insightful summer school! More than just an internship, the VBC has allowed us to experience the true 'ups and downs' of Science in a supportive, friendly and,
above all, diverse environment.
With organised trips to the Heurigen vineyards, to see an opera and social dinners to boot, Vienna has truly become a second home to many of us. Thank you for an unforgettable summer!"
Leo Otsuki, University of Cambridge (United Kingdom), Knoblich Group