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

  • Genetic modification

    Healthier crops through DNA modification

    Friday, March 29, 2019
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  • Mozambique

    Care for Beira - fundraising for a university in need

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    Ensure that education in Mozambique can continue.

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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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  • World Cancer Day

    Proton therapy: looking for the ‘how?’

    Monday, February 4, 2019

    This year, the MAASTRO clinic in Maastricht is starting to use proton therapy - the promising new form of radiation treatment for cancer. The ‘what and why’ are no longer in question. Irradiation with protons instead of with photons can make a big difference for some types of cancer. The biggest question now revolves around the ‘how’.

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  • 5 jaar maastricht health campus

    Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus celebrates its fifth anniversary

    Friday, February 1, 2019

    Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus is proud to present great results and steady growth for the fifth year in a row. The number of established companies, organisations and spin-offs has experienced substantial growth, and the number of jobs at the Campus has risen to a whopping 9,553.

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