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Dedicated Research Exchange and Mentorship Programme (DREAM)


University students take internship in large companies to gain work experience during the summer holiday. Now undergraduate students at CUHK aspiring to be scienctist can have hand-on experience by interning in the laboratories of prominent scienctists. The first of its kind, this internship programme named 'Dedicated Research Exchange and Mentorship (DREAM) Programme' was supported by Jockey Club Internship Programme. Seven year-two and year-one studnets were provided a chance ot conduct research projects in foreign laboratories and increase their exposure to the frontiers of biochemical research.

Prominent laboratories offering internships to CUHK students included the Department of Infectious Diseases of Imperial College, Centre for Biomedical and Biophysical Sciences and Medicine of Harvard Medical School, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Georgetown University, Department of Paediatrics of University of Toronto and University of Western Ontario. They are involved in studies covering Chinese Medicine, Alzheimer's disease, DNA recombination and replication, EGFR receptors in human cancer and the like. As least three of the students will have their names published soon on leading scientific journals.

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