A BSc in Biology or related subject (University or HLO), with a solid theoretical and practical training in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Microbiology, and sufficient knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics. Students have successfully finalized a research project.
Coordinator: Dr. Remko Offringa
To deepen the knowledge of and insights in one of the research fields mentioned below, by studying given chapters from the text books mentioned below:
Molecular Cell Biology: Prof Herman Spaink, Dr. Annemarie Meijer, Dr. Eva Snaar, Dr. Marcel Schaaf
Book: Molecular biology of The Cell (Alberts, Edition 5)
Molecular Genetics: Prof. Paul Hooykaas:
Book: Genes X (Lewin)
Molecular Microbiology: Dr. Arthur Ram, Dr. Dennis Claessen
Book: Brock Biology of Microorganisms, (Madigan et al. 12th edition)
Plant Developmental Genetics: Dr. Remko Offringa
Book: Plant Biology, Smith, 2010
Plant Cell Physiology: Prof. Johan Memelink, Dr. Huub Linthorst
Book: Plant Physiology (Tiaz and Zieger, 5th edition)
An alternative book on a different field may be selected, but has to be approved by one of the MCB staff, or by another qualified (external) examiner.
To obtain detailed knowledge on a selected research field, and to test whether a student is able to master detailed information in a limited time (4 weeks).
An advanced MSc student with MCB research experience and detailed knowledge on a selected MCB research field.
At any moment (see registration)
Mode of instruction
Guided self study
Oral examination with one of the examiners indicated above.
Course details are provided at black board
See above, details are provided at black board
Make an appointment with the appropriate MCB staff member or other qualified (external) examiner, at least 4 weeks in advance.
Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for more information on how to apply.