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MCB PHD Orientation Course

Course 2010-2011

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

Description
In the first 2 weeks the student will read 4 or more experimental scientific articles, and will write a short thesis, which should serve as the introduction part of the research proposal. Based on this study the student will formulate the research questions that he/she would like to address in the proposal. In the second two weeks the student will write a detailed research proposal for a four years Ph.D. project, according to the NWO-ALW open competition format.

Methods of instruction
The topic is depending on the particular interest of the student (may be related to the MSc research project), and literature will be selected with help of the supervisor of the MSc project.

Study material
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Scientific literature

Examination

This proposal will be discussed with and evaluated by the supervisor of the MSc research project.

Course requirements/recommendations
The student should be in the final stage of his/her MSc research project

Time table
At the end of the second year

Application
Via USIS
n.a.

Blackboard
NWO-ALW open competition format is available on Blackboard.

Course objective
To obtain experience in preparing for, planning and writing a PhD research proposal.

Remarks