Part C: Life Sciences Seminars

All Life Sciences Seminars start at 16:00 h, unless stated otherwise.

Life Sciences Seminars are a part of the compulsory Life Sciences Academy (LSA) module: BMB509718, GSLS-ACAD since September 2018. Did you start earlier? Please scroll down.

Life Sciences Academy Part C: Life Sciences Seminars

The GSLS organises a total of 10 monthly LS seminars per academic year: 

5 seminars related to specific Master's programmes     5 seminars on      more broad  topics 

- The Master's programme-related seminars are given by prestigious, international scientists who present their cutting-edge research on topics that span across a wide range of life sciences fields. Attending these seminars gives students an overview of the various research posibilities and enables them to place their own research in the general context of this broad field.

- The broad-topic seminars focus on interdisciplinary subjects and soft skills that are valuable for professional development.

Students are required to attend:

7 seminars or more during their studies
At least 5 must be organized by the GSLS (all the seminars mentioned on this webpage)2 seminars can be followed   elsewhere*

*Approval for seminars outside the GSLS needs to be granted by the programme coordinator in advance. 

Student attendance during each LS seminar is registered. It is advised to take notes during the seminars.

In order to pass part C (LS seminars) of the Life Sciences Academy, students need to submit:
- An overview (track-list) of 7 attended seminars (of which at least 5 are LS seminars offered by the GSLS). 
- A self reflection document (max 3 A4 pages) about the knowledge they obtained during the seminar series overall. This self-reflection will be evaluated by the programme coordinator (pass/fail). The self-reflection assignment can be downloaded from Blackboard. 


Did you start your studies before September 2018?

Students, who started their Master’s before September 2018, are enrolled in the individual courses Introducing Life Sciences (BMB509713) and Life Sciences seminars (BMB509214 or GSLS-SEMIN). Together with Introducing Life Sciences, the Life Sciences seminars are 1.5 credits in total. Please have a look at the blackboard page of BMB509214 or GSLS-SEMIN Life Sciences Seminar Series. 

Students must attend 10 seminars or more during the course of their studies. Of these, at least 8 need to be selected from the LS seminars organized by the Graduate School of Life Sciences (all seminars mentioned on this webpage); two seminars can be followed elsewhere, subject to the approval of the programme coordinator (approval needs to be granted in advance).

To pass the course**, students hand in 10 individual summaries (of which at least 8 are of LS seminars). These should be in the style of a brief report (maximum 1 A4 page per seminar that was attended).

**Master's programmes Regenerative Medicine and Technology, Medical Imaging, and Science and Business management are an exception. Please look in the Education and Examination Regulations for more details. 

For questions, you can contact us by emailing lsa@umcutrecht.nl

                                                                                                                                                                             SCHEDULE OF GSLS-ORGANISED LS SEMINARS

  • COVID-19; the evolution of the science and pandemic

    22Oct2020
    Epidemiology

    Master's programme-related seminar organised by Epidemiology and the GSLS.

    * the date and time of this seminar has changed

    Location
    Online via Zoom - Link below
    Speaker
    Dr. Patricia Bruijning- Department of Epidemiology Julius Center Research Program Infectious Diseases
  • Air pollution and lung health

    19Nov2020
    Infection and Immunity

    Master's programme-related seminar organised by Infection and Immunity and the GSLS.

    Location
    Link will follow
    Speaker
    Peter J Barnes FRS - National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK
  • TBD

    17Dec2020

    Broat-topic seminar organised by the GSLS.

    Location
    Link will follow
  • TBD

    21Jan2021
    Toxicology and Environmental Health

    Master's programme-related seminar organised by Toxicology and Environmental Health and the GSLS.

    Location
    Link will follow
  • TBD

    18Feb2021

    Broad-topic seminar organised by the GSLS.

    Location
    Link will follow
  • TBD

    18Mar2021
    Drug Innovation

    Master's programme-related seminar organised by Drug Innovation and the GSLS.

    Location
    Link will follow
  • TBD

    15Apr2021

    Broad-topic seminar organised by the GSLS.

    Location
    Link will follow
  • TBD

    20May2021
    Bio Inspired Innovation

    Master's programme-related seminar organised by Bio Inspired Innovation and the GSLS.

    Location
    Link will follow
  • TBD

    17Jun2021
    Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

    Master's programme-related seminar organised by Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences and the GSLS.

    Location
    Link will follow