Societal challenges for life science scientists: exploring interdisciplinarity

Course catalogue code
BMB501917
2WKS
3EC
09Dec2019
20Dec2019
Short description

One overarching interdisciplinary theme will be chosen each year. This year the theme is Food and health. In the first few days, lecture/discussion will be organized with experts in the field to help students familiarize with the topic, get an overview of the current debate, and the problems to solve. In the meantime, students will be instructed on the principles of interdisciplinary research.
Students form interdisciplinary groups of 3/4 and develop a research question within the theme that captured their interest. After presenting their plans and receiving (peer) feedback on the feasibility of their plans, students make a concrete plan for the rest of the course period and divide tasks.  Each team has a supervisor.

Registration

You can register for this course via Osiris Student. More information about the registration procedure can be found here on the Studyguide.

Mandatory

No.

Optional for students from other programmes

Yes.