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Colloquium Course; Discoveries in Bioscience

Course 2010-2011

The course can be entered at any time. Minimally 12 sessions = 4 EC. Maximally 27 sessions = 9 EC

Coordinator

Prof. dr. Herman Spaink, h.p.spaink@biology.leidenuniv.nl

Description

Over a period of about a year students follow lectures revealing the state of the art in MCB research. Several exciting overview lectures are scheduled that are compulsory for everyone.

Methods of instruction

New opportunities will be highlighted on Black board and at websites (e.g. IBL, Sciences).

Study material

Colloquia pre-approved for MCB:
• BSI lectures (BioScience Initiative van Leeuwenhoek lectures): Once a month (Thursday, 4.00 pm) 1 lecture = 1 session
• ‘This week Discoveries’, Faculty of Sciences colloquia: Once a week (Tuesday, lunchtime) 2 lectures = 1 session
• ‘Spotlight on Biology’ IBL lectures: Once each month (Thursday, lunchtime) 2 lectures = 1 session
• Genetic Colloquia LUMC: Once each month 1 lecture = 1 session
• Visiting scientist in the field of MCB: ad hoc 1 lecture = 1 session

Examination

Writing a short report (maximally 1 page/session): send report by email within 2 weeks of attended seminar. Please also keep a backup of the file in case the email got lost.

Course requirements/recommendations

Approval of MCB track coordinator before anticipated start (see registration form in Course Documents)

Time table

The course can be entered at any time
No fixed time table

Application

Send an email to the coordinator:
Prof. dr. Herman Spaink, h.p.spaink@biology.leidenuniv.nl

Blackboard

New opportunities will be highlighted on Black board

Course objective

To obtain an overview on the state of the art of MCB research, and to practice making a summary of a scientific lecture.