Junior Practical Training
Full course description
This 12-week internship (JPT: junior practical training) period provides students with their first practical experience of setting up and conducting scientific research. It emphasises the exploration of new and relevant research techniques and methodologies. Students are introduced to and gain practical experience in several state-of-the-art techniques/methodologies. This also gives them the opportunity to get an overview over ongoing research lines. However, students may take their research project outside Maastricht University too.Students are encouraged to explore more than one experimental technique/methodology (e.g. recombinant DNA technology, gene expression analysis, protein analysis, western blotting, cell cultivation, immunohistochemistry, analysis of DNA variation, transfection, etc.). The period lasts 12 weeks and is supervised by a tutor/researcher, who acts as a supervisor for the entire internship. Passing the Biosafety course (MBS1103) is required to start with (and pass for) the JPT (MBS1003).
Set up experimental research/focused experiments 1.Get practical understanding of modern research techniques and methodologies (possibilities and limitations) 2.Participate in an ongoing research project 3.Get Exposure to the real-life research environment 4.Keep a laboratory journal (if applicable) 5.Participate in academic discussions in professional practice 6.Present and discuss newly acquired knowledge to the host research group 7.Write a report 8.