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Organisational structure

Organisational structure

Biomedical Sciences

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. Duivenvoorden

Programme Director Biomedical Sciences - Medical Biology

Dr. J.E. Seppen

Programme Director Biomedical Sciences - Neurobiology

Dr. L.P. van der Heide

Programme coordinator

S. Maijs MSc.

Contact:  gradschool-LES-FNWI@uva.nl 

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)

Neurobiology

  • Physiology of Synapsis 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).

Track coordinators

Medical Biology Cluster

Medical Biochemistry and Biotechnology; prof. dr. S. Brul and dr. J.C. van der Spek

Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopyprof. dr. T.W.J Gadella and prof. dr. E.A.J. Reits

Developmental and Therapeutic Biology: prof. dr. R.J. Oostra and dr. M. A. Nolte

Experimental Internal Medicineprof. dr. A. Kalsbeek and dr. A.A. te Velde

Infection and Immunity: prof. dr. S.M. van Ham and prof. dr. E.F. Eldering

Oncology: dr. R. Beijersbergen and dr. J.E.J. Guikema


Neurobiology Cluster

Physiology of Synapsis 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)): 
dr. N.L.M. Cappaert and prof. dr. H.W.H.G. Kessels

Cognitive Neurobiology and Clinical Neurophysiology: dr. C.A. Bosman Vittini and prof. dr. C.M.A. Pennartz

Molecular Neurosciences: dr. L.P van der Heide 

Psychopharmacology and Pathophysiology: dr. A. Korosi and prof. dr. P.J. Lucassen

 

Study Adviser

Marly van den Boom

 

Associated Graduate School

Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences (GSLES)

 

Associated Research Institutes

Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS)

Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC)

The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)

Sanquin

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN)