Biomolecular Science and Neuroscience - track Biomolecular Sciences

Understanding the foundation of life

Biomolecular Sciences - studying the fundament of life

Biomolecules and cells form the basis of all life on earth. In Biomolecular Sciences, we aim at a fundamental understanding of molecules and cells, e.g. on how these building blocks work together to make life possible and on how dysfunction can lead to disease. This knowledge and insight can be used to tackle a broad range of problems and open questions in biomedicine, biotechnology or biology.

The Minor Biomolecular Science and Neuroscience consists of the track Biomolecular Science and the track Neuroscience. During the first two courses, which are jointly given for both tracks, students will gain insight into the latest knowledge of experimental cell biology (Experimental Cell Biology I and II). After the introductory courses, students choose between one of the two tracks. In the three subsequent Biomolecular courses, students will gain hands-on experience and join on-going research on proteins, biochemical pathways and (microbial) cells.

The Biomolecular track of the Minor Biomolecular Science and Neuroscience is suitable for strongly interested students who plan to establish a solid fundament for a future career in the Life Sciences. This track is recommended for students who plan to enroll in the Master Biomolecular Sciences.

Courses in:

Biomolecular & Neuro Sciences:

  • Experimental Cell Biology I 
  • Experimental Cell Biology II 

Biomolecular Sciences: 

  • From Protein to Cell
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Molecular Microbiology

For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide

Admission and registration

Admission
This minor is suitable for third year BSc students in the life sciences. Students Biomedical Science, Biology and Health and Life science track Biomedical Science or Clinical Science can register directly. Students from other studies or universities need to get permission of their Examination Board to follow this minor. Also, please send a brief CV with grade list to Dirk Bald (d.bald@vu.nl). Admission will be decided based on previous education and achieved grades.

Your admission needs to be approved by the minor coordinator and by your Examination Board

Registration
Please see application procedure for more information.

Admission for students from other universities

1 Students from other universities please register as VU student, see admission-and-registration 
2 Please send a brief CV with grade list to Dirk Bald (d.bald@vu.nl). Admission will be decided based on previous education and achieved grades. 

Questions about the programme

For specific questions regarding content, please contact Dirk Bald via d.bald@vu.nl.

Samenvatting Biomolecular Science and Neuroscience track Biomolecular Sciences

Taal

Engels

Duur

1 semester (30 EC)

StartDatum

1 September

Interessegebied

Gezondheid en Beweging
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