During the first week of the program, one or two daily seminars or lectures will be scheduled. Each presentation will be devoted to a report of research in progress or to a topic related to work in which the students are engaged. These sessions will be presented by the staff and will be geared to the level of understanding of the fellows. Attendance is mandatory, and questions are encouraged. Seminars may be followed by an open discussion about the program as a whole or a general discussion about career opportunities in the biosciences and how best to pursue a research or teaching career. A weekly journal club will be held and involve the discussion of a paper presented by one of the summer fellows who will chose and prepare the article under the advisement of his/her mentor.

The MMRI also hosts visiting scientists from throughout the world. Fellows are invited to attend these seminars and participate in the question and answers sessions that follow. In addition, fellows may be offered the opportunity to attend seminars at surrounding educational institutions conferences, and symposia.