University of Dundee

MRCPPU Summer School

2020 Scheme cancelled due to COVID-19

It is with deep regret that the Life Sciences Summer School Programme has been cancelled for 2020, regrettably we will not be offering any studentships this year. Our research laboratories are effectively closed with no confirmed reopening date which presents difficulties in offering summer studentships. 

If you have already applied you should now have received communication, if you have any questions please email

We realise that this will be deeply disappointing and would encourage you, if eligible, to apply for the 2021 scheme. We wish you all well in these difficult times and thank you for your interest in our scheme.


About us

The MRC Protein Phosphorylation and Ubiquitylation Unit (MRCPPU) is  a major Research Centre that focuses on the understanding of the biological roles of  phosphorylation and ubiquitylation and how disruption of these processes cause human diseases such as neurodegeneration, cancer, hypertension and immune disorders.

The Dundee MRCPPU operates as a focal point between life scientists, pharmaceutical companies and clinicians. The aim is to provide a deeper understanding of disease processes to ultimately develop new cures.

The Unit, located within the Dundee School of Life Sciences provides an exciting research environment and a unique research and training experience. The MRC Unit is comitted to providing MRC Summer Studentships to undergraduate students sharing an enthusiasm for Biomedical Science.  For further information and an overview of the work conducted by the groups within the MRC unit please click here.