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OBR Science Writing Competition

When Feb 12, 2013 05:25 PM to
Mar 31, 2013 03:25 AM
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Oxbridge Biotech's Science Writing Competition is now open

Finalists published on the Roundtable Review

Winner selected by Dr Lisa Melton and Dr Laura DeFrancesco form Nature Biotech

Deadline:  31 March 2013

Choose from one of these topics:

  • A Major Scientific Breakthrough
  • Major Issues Facing Scientists Today
  • Commercialising Research


Word Count: 500-1000 words

Prize:  £500/$US750

Direct any questions and submit entries to

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We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.