Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Both at home and throughout Europe, FHML is one of the most renowned institutes of its kind. We stand for cutting edge research and education, and pride ourselves on rapidly incorporating the latest developments and insights, and methods into our programmes. We also believe strongly in multidisciplinarity, looking at each topic from different angles and ensuring that the different specialists always work in close collaboration. More, FHML is always looking beyond borders. International healthcare is high on our agenda, and our work regularly transcends national boundaries, both in research and in education.

We are working hard to achieve our goal of being a international centre of expertise, and integrated health campus bringing together both knowledge institutions and the business world. Everything here revolves around life and health. FHML is part of the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+), and works closely with the Maastricht academic hospital azM.

News

  • intervision gathering in the master's in Medicine

    More than talking tough at the coffee machine

    Friday, May 10, 2019

    Internships during the master’s in Medicine: a great, but also intensive and challenging time. Medical interns discuss their progress with a mentor and workplace supervisor. Since this academic year, they also have reflective meetings with other interns. No judgement, no hierarchy. Peer coaching, in other words – also known as ‘intervision’.

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  • Genetic modification

    Healthier crops through DNA modification

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    It’s a major step forward on the road to sustainable agriculture and healthy food.

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  • rode bietensap

    Beetroot juice is better for footballers than for cyclists

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Nitrate, which is found in beetroot juice, for example, has a positive effect on the performance of trained athletes who primarily require short bursts of energy, such as footballers. For endurance athletes, such as cyclists, nitrate appears to have very little to no effect.

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  • Blastocyst-like structures generated solely from stem cells

    Funding for follow-up research into the development of embryos

    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    With a donation of almost 2.7 million euros from the foundation Stichting De Weijerhorst to Maastricht UMC+, new research is being funded into the still virtually unknown core processes between stem cells and other cells that take place in the embryo and in the interactions with the uterus. The research programme is led by the MERLN institute of Maastricht University.

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  • vitrojet

    Vitrojet, indispensable for electron microscopes

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Thanks to cryo-electron microscopy, scientists can see inside cells, all the way down to the molecular level. This revolution makes it possible to analyze the precise composition of the many thousands of proteins. It might also reveal the mysteries of how diseases such as Alzheimer’s or tuberculosis develop.

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  • Professors Wijnen and Drop honoured

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Professors Wynand Wijnen and Riet Drop are being posthumously honoured through the naming of a new classroom after each of them.

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