Specialisation Biomedical Research

Many recent breakthroughs in biomedical research are taking place where chemistry, biology and physics border each other: from identifying and studying the function of genes involved in the development of diseases, the finding of specific treatments and drugs that can be used for genetic and other diseases, to diagnostic tests based on DNA and protein technology, drug targeting and controlled release. The programme combines cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, interfacial chemistry and physics, and supramolecular chemistry, with medical subjects like physiology, pathology, and virology or immunotechnology. Part of the programme is carried out in a medical-research facility in the form of an internship.

What's it about

This specialisation prepares the students for experimental research in medical and animal research institutes (such as the Netherlands Cancer Institute, the Hubrecht Institute2 and RIVM3), academic hospitals and medical faculties, and academic groups involved in health sciences. Graduates are also qualified for R&D positions in industries involved in pharmaceuticals, medical tools, biotechnology and nutrition. No wonder that many of our graduates find employment in the medical world.

Detailed information on the courses you can take in this specialisation is available in the study handbook of Wageningen University.

Thesis Research Groups

You do your thesis work within one or more of the following groups: