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Research projects in: Biomedical Research

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.
  • Number of placements available: different per research project.
  • 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. 2 fields). The projects are listed on the LUMC website.


  • 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 very 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.

Research presentation by Ania, CUNY School of Medicine

Learn more about Ania's research project: Segmentation Algorithms for Diagnosis and Classification of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Read more about Ania's research project

Research presentation by Britney, Arizona State University

Learn more about Britney's research project: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques for Cerebral Physiology

Watch Britney's research presentation

Andrew, The College of New Jersey

“Currently I am a PhD student in Biological and Biomedical Science program at Harvard University. I absolutely loved my time in the EuroScholars Program. I say it was the most influential experience of my undergraduate years. It had a huge impact on my personal growth and perspective, as well as my career goals.”

Go to joint publications