Program Overview

Biomedical Hands-On Research Course

Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Fellowships* for Science and Health Journalists

s.murpy.sjp.indian This program plunges journalists into the fascinating world of biological research in one of the most dynamic settings for scientific discovery in the world. Learn about the science at the heart of your stories by doing it alongside scientists at the MBL. Please see the program description and 2016 schedule. 2017 program information will be posted by December 1, 2016.
Sumathi Reddy in lab 2015 crop Credit_RachaelBuchanan567sm Woods Hole Fellowships: Two Biomedical Hands-On Course fellows will be selected to spend an additional one to two weeks at the MBL. These Woods Hole Fellows may audit one of the MBL’s advanced Summer Courses for scientists or spend the time attending lectures and events and visiting MBL labs. Either way, Woods Hole Fellows have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of scientists from all over the world who are gathered at the MBL to teach, learn, and conduct research.
Brainbow-Dentate-gyrus Take a Deep Dive: On the last day of the course, fellows are invited to take a “Deep Dive” into scientific topics prominent in the news today. Combining discussion with hands-on demonstrations, the Deep Dive exposes journalists to techniques and concepts underlying high-visibility initiatives, such as brain mapping and microbiome research.

Biomedical Course alumni include journalists from well-known US and international media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, the BBC, Al Jazeera, Scientific American, and many more.

For further information contact:

Science Journalism Program at the MBL
Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015
(508) 289-7423

*Fellowships are available based on funding, and cover U.S. travel, room and board, lab fees and all activities associated with this program.

Photo credit: Rachael Buchanan (middle image)