• Our European Law Moot Court team won the regional finals in Fribourg (CH) and is heading to Luxemburg to plead in front of the CJEU in April ! Congratulations to Eve Meurgey, Kati Wende, Lucile Fleuret, Jolien Timmermans as well as their coach Pauline Melin.

  • Michelle Moerel from MaCSBio has been on the most famous educational tv-show for kids in The Netherlands ( Het Klokhuis ) to explain how the human brain works.

  • The French institute that is involved with  border issues in France and its border regions, Mission Opérationelle Transfrontalière / MOT, will pay a visit to ITEM on 16 March.

  • Last Saturday, 12 March, almost 2,100 high school students – many accompanied by their parents – attended the Bachelor's Open Day at Maastricht University.


    On 9 March MCEL member, Professor Lisa Waddington, gave a keynote lecture at the conference Disability Policies and the impact of UNCRPD in the Nordic Region,  organised by the Nordic centre for Welfare and Social Issues  in Helsinki. 

  • PhD-candidate Shauna O’Donovan has won a prize for best poster at the byteMAL Conference held on March 9th in Maastricht. Her poster subject was on improving the muscle insulin sensitivity index using the oral glucose minimal model.

  • Theo de Kok will give his Inaugural Lecture, entitled “Genes in Concert: a Toxicogenomics Hymn towards disease prevention” on Friday 22 April 2016. The lecture will take place at the University Auditorium - MBB. Time: 16:30

  • MaCSBio’s Mike Gerards was involved as a senior author in an article entitled “Novel pathogenic SLC25A46 splice-site mutation causes an optic atrophy spectrum disorder.” which was published in “Clinical Genetics”.

  • Doctoral research conducted by Esmée Bijnens (Hasselt University/Maastricht University) found that the more exposure to air pollution during pregnancy, the higher the chance of low birth weight in twins.

  • The internationally acclaimed artist Florentijn Hofman, known for his Rubber Duck sculpture, created an artwork for the facade of the Brains Unlimited building at Oxfordlaan 55 in Maastricht.