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.
Mitochondria are central to the regulation of cellular growth and energy production. The abnormal functioning of these organelles and associated pathways is closely linked to neuromuscular disease, ageing, cancer and metabolic syndrome/diabetes.
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).
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.
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.
Interested in updating your knowledge in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology fields? This summer school aims at informing the students and young scientists about the latest trends in the field. Our event is organized in partnership with SYSGENET, a COST Action (BM0901).
The objectives of this course are to understand the modelling principles of microbial risk assessment and to be able to implement the risk assessment process in practice. The focus will be on a bottom-up approach, where measurements in food chains and in the environment are used to assess the risk at exposure, but also attention will be paid to the top-down approaches of observational epidemiology and source attribution.
From molecules to brain, cells to behaviour, this interactive course provides you with a comprehensive insight into various aspects of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and VWM (Vanishing White Matter).
This course tackles the philosophical study of the ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine. The students will be introduced to the history of bioethics; to the role of various theories and approaches; to medical, environmental and technological ethics; as well as to ethical questions related to novel biotechnologies. The course will also probe into biolaw and its developments.
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 signaling 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.