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MCB Orientation on MCB Research

Course 2010-2011

Coordinator

Prof. dr. Hermain Spaink, email: h.p.spaink@biology.leidenuniv.nl

Description

Oral presentations will be given by group leaders and researchers of the MCB track in in four sessions, each concentrated around the following research themes: ‘Molecular Genetics and Development’, ‘Microbiology and Biotechnology’, ‘Animal Cells and Disease’, and ‘Plant Cell Physiology’.

Methods of instruction

Lectures by MCB staff and PhD students

Study material

n.a.

Examination

Of each session: a written report of maximally 2x A4 summarizing the main point of the presented research. In the report, it should be indicated within which research theme the student would like to perform a research project (2 alternative options should be indicated). The reports should be handed in at the General Exam

Course requirements/recommendations

Successfully finished the course fundamentals of MCB.

Time table

september/october 2010
Exact dates to be announced

Application

Via USIS
n.a.

Blackboard

The schedule for this course will be announced on blackboard

Course objective

To get familiar with the research within the research groups participating in the MCB track, to get informed about frontiers of scientific research, and to make the choice for a first MSc research project easier.

Remarks