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Biomedical Sciences

Are you interested in what causes disease and how we can prevent it? And are you curious about how diseases can be treated? Then the master's in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) might be exactly what you are looking for. Through a mix of theoretical courses, practical training sessions and internships, you’ll explore the relationship between human beings and their environment, from molecule, to gene, to cell and organ, to individual and to entire populations. You’ll learn how new scientific knowledge is obtained in basic and applied research areas, and how these insights can be used to benefit patients. Upon graduation you’ll be able to pursue a career as a researcher studying diseases and treatments in both academia and industry. Download our full infopack  

  • Defining and designing a cutting-edge research project
    would be a dream come true for me
    Bram van Steen (the Netherlands), Biomedical Sciences


  • Research heart rhythm failures

    Nearly one million euros to cardiac arrhythmia research

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A major subsidy from the Netherlands Heart Foundation will enable Prof. dr. Paul Volders and Dr. Matthijs Cluitmans to expand their research into ventricular fibrillation.

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  • Protein accumulation mapped for Alzheimer’s

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    Dankzij de Maastrichtse cryo-elektronenmicroscoop konden onderzoekers de moleculaire structuur in kaart brengen van het Beta-amyloïde eiwit, dat een rol speelt in de Ziekte van Alzheimer.

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  • The winners of the Edmond Hustinx and Student Awards 2017

    Tuesday, September 5, 2017

    A short description of the winner's projects

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  • longtumor

    Half-million-euro grant for Maastricht research into lung tumours

    Monday, August 21, 2017

    The Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) will fund Maastricht-based research into lung tumours with a €498,000 grant.

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  • A skill for life

    Thursday, August 17, 2017

    Every year, between 7,000 and 8,000 people are resuscitated in the Netherlands after a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. The first six minutes are crucial. The sooner you start with heart massage the better, and the more people who learn this skill, the greater the chance of survival. With this in mind, Ton Gorgels, professor of Transmural Cardiology, together with Petra Schuffelen, founded the QRS Taskforce in Maastricht ten years ago. 

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  • VENI grants

    Five Veni grants for UM researchers

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Five of the 154 granted Veni-applications came from Maastricht.

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  • TOMA

    First graduates of Biomedicine and Biophysics double degree programme

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  • Awards for UM cardiology research

    Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Three Maastricht cardiology researchers won awards at the EHRA conference in Vienna this week: Twan van Stipdonk, Matthijs Cluitmans and Elien Engels.

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  • Prof. Van Marken Lichtenbelt nominated for Huibregtsen Prize

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    Van Marken Lichtenbelt’s discovery of brown adipose tissue in adults in 2009 led to the research of ways to activate and increase brown adipose tissue. On 9 October 2017 foreman of the jury José van Dijck (president KNAW) will announce the winner of the Huibregsten Prize during the Night of Science & Society (Avond van Wetenschap & Maatschappij).

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  • Symposium Cancer and Work

    Cancer and work: a challenging combo

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    Insights from scientific research into both sustainable employability as well as cancer and work were at the heart of the symposium ‘Good employment practice: healthy personnel policy and dealing with employees with cancer’, which took place on Friday, 9 June at Maastricht University.

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