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Research projects in: Biomedical Research

Leiden University

1 or 2 semesters

Project description

The research areas which determine the LUMC profile are:

  • Immunology & Transplantation
  • Haematology
  • Genetics
  • Epidemiology & Bioinformatics
  • Vascular Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Ageing
  • Regenerative medicine

The Leiden University Biomedical Center offers the possibility for a junior research project within an ongoing research project.

The projects are available in the Fall and Spring semester.

The duration of a project is usually 5 - 9 months. The start of such a placement depends on the availability of a research position in a particular project and will be determined between the student and the placement coordinator after acceptance.

Students should indicate clearly their field of interest on the project agreement form (max. 3 fields). The projects are listed on the LUMC website.

Pre requisites

  • Students need to have practical experience in laboratory work, preferably related to the field of (Bio) Medicine. Advanced undergraduate education: majoring in Biomedical Science, Pre-Med, Medicine, Biology or closely related field.
  • IMPORTANT: students interested in the research project " Medical Decision Making" is only possible if you have a high proficiency in the Dutch language.

Faculty Department

The Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) consists of the Faculty of Medicine and the Academic Hospital. This unit has three major tasks: patient care, education and research. Medicine at Leiden University has an Internationally renowned reputation, that dates back to the 17th century when the famous Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738) introduced bed side teaching to medical students; he was the founder of the first University Hospital (now Boerhaave Museum). Sylvius (1614-1672) tested principles of physiology in his own chemical laboratory; the evidence-based medicine was born. Since then, many internationally celebrated physicians and scientists have contributed to medical education and research.

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