Biomedicine is a broad field of study that concerns itself with the theoretical aspects of medicine and which applies biological and natural science concepts to practice. It has a number of related disciplines such as biochemistry, zoology, anatomy, genetics, physiology, pathology, botany, chemistry and biology. Career opportunities include areas that interact with medicine and health, such as engineering-based fields that solve biological and medical problems. Biomedical scientists work out a range of analytical and practical laboratory tests in order to contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
This course illustrates the intricate balance between infection and immunity in the human host. The course will start by refreshing your knowledge in Immunology and Microbiology. Themes that will be discussed include; Memory in the Immune System, Immune Tolerance, Intracellular Pathogens, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Bacteriology and Public Health.
The objective of this 2-week intensive course in laboratory animal science is to present basic facts and principles that are essential for the humane use and care of animals and for the quality of research.
This course focuses on the translation of basic research knowledge and developments into clinical practice in the UMC Utrecht Cancer Center.
In recent years mathematical modeling has become a valuable tool in the analysis of infectious disease dynamics and to support the development of control strategies. This course will give a thorough introduction to the conceptual ideas and mathematical tools needed for infectious disease modeling.
The Pembroke-Kings Programme (PKP) offers an exceptional opportunity for outstanding undergraduates to experience Cambridge student life over eight weeks, the length of a regular University term. Living in Pembroke or Kings Colleges, students choose three courses from the forty-five on offer, including courses in the arts, social sciences, business and management, humanities and sciences.
This course focuses on the molecular mechanisms that turn a normal cell into a cancer cell. We will explore the regulation of cell cycle progression, the control of transcription regulation and the signalling networks that enable cells to execute vital processes such as growth, division and migration, and how malfunctioning of these processes may lead to tumour formation and metastasis.
Outstanding BSc and MSc students, and PhD candidates who have a clear focus on infection biology are invited to this Summer School, where deeper knowledge of the modern methods in infection biology will be gained.
This course provides an overview of different types of ADME studies, with an emphasis on bioactivation and (re-)active and disproportionate metabolites. Biological effects of metabolites and potential safety concerns resulting from perturbation of these processes are discussed.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of principles in mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. Particpants will achieve skills to interpret safety data for risk assessment and to perform risk-benefit evaluations.
Aim: To introduce students to 1) the pathophysiology of hyperglycaemia and the metabolic syndrome; 2) genetic approaches to molecular understanding of metabolic disease; and 3) genetic knowledge as a basis for prediction, diagnosis and treatment of metabolic disease.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of predictive cell culture systems with special emphasis on application of in vitro models to drug discovery and development.
This course will introduce the various aspects of the administration, the formulation, and the manufacturing of medicines.