International nanobio research opportunity for Hopkins students

Nanobiotechnology in Belgium is great, but their waffles might be better. (Mike Keung 2009)

Belgium is well known for developing many fine things: chocolate…beer…waffles.

Nanobiotechnology also tops the country’s list of research and development activities. Undergraduate and graduate students at Johns Hopkins University now have the chance to apply for a short-term nanobio research program in Belgium hosted by the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT).

Applications are now being accepted for INBT’s summer 2012 International Research Experience for Students (IRES) program. The application deadline is March 25, 2012. INBT funds several research internships at IMEC, The Inter-University MircroElectronics Centre, in Leuven, Belgium through the IRES program, funded by the National Science Foundation. Students work on collaborative research projects organized between Hopkins faculty and IMEC researchers at IMEC’s world-class microfabrication facility and learn to design, fabricate and test a wide range of biomedical devices. The internships are for 10 to 12 weeks and include travel expenses, accommodations and a stipend.

The IRES program is open to Johns Hopkins undergraduate and graduate students who are science or engineering majors and have at least one year of research experience. Graduate students should have additional relevant research experience. Students from under-represented racial/minority groups and women in science and engineering are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply for this unique opportunity, send your resume along with a summary of your research experience and the name and contact information of at least one faculty research advisor to Ashanti Edwards at Only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply. A very limited number of IRES positions are available, so don’t wait until the deadline to apply.

If you have additional questions, please contact Ashanti Edwards at or (410) 516-6572 for more information on the application process.

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Story by Mary Spiro