First students graduated at UM in Systems Biology
Last week, the first graduation ceremony ever for the master’s programme Systems Biology took place. After two years of hard work, the first batch of students received their well-deserved master diplomas.
The ceremony was held on 12 July in the beautiful building at the Kapoenstraat, located in the city center of Maastricht. During the ceremony, the students were praised by their thesis supervisors for their academic expertise, motivation, persistence and their desire to keep exploring and learning. This attitude towards academic development is applauded by Maastricht University, as it locks in perfectly with the UM-goal to have graduates that make a genuine, tangible contribution to a better world and to work from an intrinsic curiosity.
Over the past two years the graduates have learnt how to interconnect biology with computational sciences and mathematics to develop detailed models and/or virtual versions of biological systems. This way new insights and predictions about these systems can be obtained.
We are all very proud of our first Systems Biology-graduates and their achievements. We would like to thank them for helping us shape the master Systems Biology and wish them all the best for the future.
Klara graduated summa cum laude. She worked on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and will start her PhD in Maastricht and Baltimore.
Bart van Sloun
Bart worked on form-function relation of heart muscle cells and will start his PhD at the Maastricht Center for Systems Biology (MaCSBio).
Tilman worked on mitochondrial disorders and has chosen to look for a similar position outside of Maastricht.