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Put on your lab coat. Test your theory. Discover biology.

Interested in science and investigation? The Biotechnology Explorer Program at Carnegie Mellon Qatar is your chance to get into the lab for a unique hands-on experience. Learn more about biological sciences, meet current CMU-Q students and see what your career could look like in this exciting field.

This year’s exploration:

Have you ever wanted to study the brain as a scientist and understand how the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells work together so you can think, move and respond to the world around you? If so, come be a part of a team that will explore and observe the activity of live neurons in a living organism in real time! You and your team will use electrophysiological techniques in the lab to:

  • Examine the structure and function of neurons in a living earthworm
  • Use electrical recording devices and computer software to examine action potentials from neurons in real-time.
  • Examine the effect of conditions including temperature, anesthetics and drugs on neuron behavior.

Along the way, you’ll learn more about the biological sciences program at Carnegie Mellon Qatar and meet some of our students!

Get your lab coat on and apply now!

Next session: January 27, February 10, 2018

Applications for this program are closed.

Deadline to apply is January 11, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Please note that students can choose to apply for January 27 or February 10.  Students must also upload their final school results from the previous year.


Questions about Biotechnology Explorer Program?

Damian Dourado | Director, Pre-College Programs

tel: +974 4454-8546 or +974 4454-8500