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Organisational structure

Biomedical Sciences

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  • Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences

    The master's programme Biomedical Sciences is housed in  The Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences - as part of the Graduate Schools of Science. The Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences has a board consisting of a Director (chair) and the programme directors and programme coordinator. They are responsible for the content for the study programmes and organisation within the Graduate School.

    Director Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences

    Dr. J.F. (Joost) Duivenvoorden

    Programme Director Biomedical Sciences - Medical Biology

    Dr. J.E. (Jurgen) Seppen

    Programme Director Biomedical Sciences - Neurobiology

    Dr. L.P. (Lars) van der Heide

    Programme coordinator

    S. (Stephanie) Maijs MSc.


    Study adviser

    Marly van den Boom


  • Master's Programme Biomedical Sciences

    The master's programme Biological Sciences consists of two clusters:

    • Medical Biology
    • Neurobiology

    The clusters consist of several tracks.

    Medical Biology

    • Medical Biochemistry and Biotechnology (MBB)  (as per September 2018 the new name of the track Biochemistry and Metabolic Diseases (BMD))
    • Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy (CBAM)
    • Developmental and Therapeutic Biology (DTB)
    • Experimental Internal Medicine (EIM)
    • Infection and Immunity (I&I)
    • Oncology (ONC)


    • Physiology of Synapses and Networks (PSN) (as per September 2018 the new name of the track Cellular and Network Neuroscience (CNN) formerly known as Basic and Applied Neuroscience (BAN))
    • Cognitive Neurobiology and Clinical Neurophysiology (CN2)
    • Molecular Neuroscience (MNS)
    • Psychopharmacology and Psychopathology (PPP)

    Each track has a track coordinator who can be contacted for questions about your individual study programme (courses, literature review, research projects, majors and minors).

  • Examinations Board

    The  Examination Board is an independent committee of which the members are appointed by the Dean of the Faculty. The Examination Board is responsible for the quality of examinations and for the issuing of degrees of the Master's programme. The Board assesses requests and complaints concerning the rules and regulations  

  • Education Service Centre (ESC)

    The Education Service Centre is responsible for the organisation of all regular education. The purpose is to organise and support all regular education in the best possible way, within the frameworks that are possible. In this way, the progress and quality of mainstream education is guaranteed and continuously improved. In addition, the staff of the ESC act as advisers of the directors of the Graduate Schools. The Service Desk is a part of the Education Service Centre.