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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  

What is the master's in Biomedical Sciences all about? And why would you choose to study it at Maastricht University?

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  • Combining the academic challenges of the master’s with lots of extracurricular activities makes me a very happy person
    Raphael Bednarsky (Austria), Biomedical Sciences
  • Defining and designing a cutting-edge research project would be a dream come true for me
    Bram van Steen (the Netherlands), Biomedical Sciences

News

  • Horizontal living – BAD Award 2018

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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  • Transparency leading to honest drug prices

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    How transparent is your university? It's the theme of this year's Access to Medicines Week, organised by UM medical students Charlotte Menart, Victoria Defelippe en Anja Wiemers. 

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  • crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding in academia: exception or future reality?

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    If you can’t persuade official funding bodies of the merit of your research proposal, is crowdfunding a viable alternative? Here, Chahinda Ghossein-Doha and Marieke Hopman talk about their experiences with crowdfunding.

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  • Andre Knottnerus and Martin Paul

    UM bids farewell to Professor Knottnerus

    Friday, October 26, 2018 Read more
  • Onderzoek naar een duurzame relatie tussen mens en dier

    Does my turtle look disappointed?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    To contribute to sustainable human–animal relationships, Bingtao Su, under the supervision of Pim Martens, researched the relationship between the ethical outlook of pet owners.

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  • ligproject

    A month-long lie-in

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    The chinese artist Yiyun Chen won together with UM scientists, Professor Patrick Schrauwen and Dr Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling of the Department of Nutrition and Human Movement Sciences, the BAD Award worth € 25,000, with which she will conduct an artistic / semi-scientific experiment. From 15 October, Chen will spend a month in a specially designed room in Eindhoven.

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  • one young world summit scholarship salmuth

    Winner of the Maastricht University One Young World Scholarship 2018 announced

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Victoria von Salmuth has been awarded the Maastricht University One Young World Scholarship 2018. She will attend the One Young World Summit in The Hague on 17-20 October 2018.

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  • telomaas

    Higher BMI affects telomere shortening

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    A large-scale study led by Maastricht University (UM) found that a higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with shorter telomeres, particularly in people under the age of sixty. Telomere length, measured in white blood cells, is also considered a marker for ageing. According to the researchers, an increase of five BMI units equals one biological year older. The results of the study were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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  • agri food week

    Nice to meat: plenty of interest in food innovations from Limburg

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 Read more
  • Pilar Martinez

    Relationship between lipids and Alzheimer’s

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Pilar Martinez, newly appointed professor of Neuro-inflammation and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, will deliver her inaugural lecture ‘Lipids and antibodies in neurological and psychiatric diseases’ on Friday 5 October. Four years ago, Martinez began studying the role of lipids – fats – in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. She quickly became convinced that lipids play an important role in the development of this brain disease.  

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