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.
Organiser: University of Helsinki. Research on biosciences and biotechnologies has evolved vastly during the past decades. Biosciences and their novel applications now have an enormous impact on society in shaping our understanding of life, death, sickness, health, and environmental sustainability.
The course will provide the basics of 3D printing, including a hands-on Ultimaker workshop and introduction to 3D design software. In addition, it will also provide insight in the specific challenges encountered when translating 3D printing to biofabrication, such as the development of specific bioinks and the required control over processing conditions. Finally, it will provide state-of-the-art examples of how currently biofabrication is translated from bench towards the bedside.
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.
Enroll and find out how scientific knowledge is generated and translated into personalized treatment to improve survival and quality of life of patients with cancer. Meet the UMC Utrecht's cancer researchers and medical specialists and work together with them in a multidisciplinary setting to determine treatment plans for real life patients.
Every individual is unique and this individuality is largely determined by variations in the genomic DNA that are present at birth. This blueprint forms the basis of who we are. Genome variation not only determines hair and eye colour, but also predisposition to disease and physical reactions to medication.
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.
This course will teach you the theoretical foundations of participatory evaluation and the practical skills necessary for conducting it. Key subjects include: participatory evaluation; complex problems; healthcare innovations; frame-reflective analysis; program verification, situational validation, societal-level vindication and social choice; interviewing techniques; coherence analysis; validation and justification; transformative evaluation; and transition management.
This research enterprise, known as cognitive neuroscience, seeks to understand the biological underpinnings of cognition and behaviour in terms of explanatory principles on the smallest scale (molecules and neurons) to the largest scale (brain networks).
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.
The AxAlpS school aims at proposing an interdisciplinary survey on axonal biology and its important implications in disease. It will be organized in different sessions with talks encompassing development, biology, degeneration and regeneration of axons. Strong focus will be given to the mechanistic aspects of axonal growht and guidance, their derangement in disease, and the opportunity for their exploitation for therapy.
The brain is the most complex and intriguing organ in the human body. It is also the gateway to being human: from the slight movement of a limb to solving complex equations and experiencing emotions; everything ultimately originates in this awe-inspiring organ. Should this organ fail to function, it will impact the very essence of our humanity.
This course deals with a subject of importance to us all – our genes, which is an area at the forefront of developments in medical science. You’ll examine the patterns of inheritance of genes, how genes function and why there are differences between individuals and between populations. Learn about human genetics and health issues is one of a series of 100-hour flexible online courses introducing fascinating topics in science.