M4i-IMS participates in the educational activities of UM through the Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences (FHML) and the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE). This take the form of classroom roles, such as lectures and tutorials, longitudinal mentorship roles, and research-based learning where students undertake independent research activities within the lab. In addition, we are actively involved in planning of new courses within new programs such as the Maastricht Sciences Program (MSP), Biomedical Sciences Bachelor and Master (BBS and MBS), Circular Engineering Bachelor (CE), and Masters of Imaging Engineering (MIE). We specialize in teaching mass spectrometry, data analytics, bioinformatics, imaging, instrumentation, biology, biomedicine, and chemistry and are also involved in engineering and physics courses.
Specific courses M4i-IMS is involved with include (bold indicates that an M4i staff member is involved in the coordination of the course):
Number Name Program
BIO1101 Introduction to Biology MSP
BIO3004 Animal Behavior MSP
BIO3010 Genomics & Proteomics MSP
CHE1101 Introduction to Chemistry MSP
INT2010 Principles of mass spectrometry MSP
PHY1101 Introduction to Physics MSP
PHY2001 Classical Mechanics MSP
CHE2004 Spectroscopy MSP
PRA2005 Practical Skills MSP
PRA2020 Practical Skills MSP
SCI3050 Advances in Biomedical Sciences UCM
MIE1001 Molecular Imaging and Engineering MIE
MIE1003 Molecules and Structures MIE
MIE1004 Imaging Informatics MIE
PRO4004 Research and Engineering Project I MIE
MIE1005 Optics and Vacuum Systems MIE
MIE1007 Advanced Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence MIE
MIE1009 Detectors and Electronics MIE
MIE1011 Mass Spectrometry Imaging MIE
PRO4005 Research and Engineering Project II MIE
MIE2002 Process Analytical Technologies MIE
MIE5000 Master Thesis Research MIE
CEN2005 Imaging Engineering CE
SKI2112 Signal Processing and Control Skills CE
BBS1021 Academic Communication BBS
BBS-MEN BBS Mentoring BBS
BBS2003 Non-invasive Techniques in Biomedical Research BBS
BBS2061 Systems Biology BBS
BBS3004 CORE of BBS BBS
MBS1005 Designing Scientific Research MBS
MBS1007 MBS Mentoring MBS
MBS1002 Biomedical Approaches MBS
MBS1501 Pre-clinical Imaging MBS
MBS1502 Clinical Imaging MBS
As of September 2022, the Masters of Imaging Engineering (MIE) at FSE has begun. M4i is actively developing and teaching courses in this new masters with two personalized tracks emphasizing either the molecular engineering needs of imaging engineering or the instrumentation engineering needs of imaging engineering. The research-based-learning (RBL) and problem-based-learning (PBL) of the MIE program, when combined with the beyond-state-of-the-art infrastructure at M4i lead to a program where students do more than learn – they actively participate in groundbreaking research in methods of imaging that may be found in only a few other places worldwide.
As of September 2017, the Master’s programme Biomedical Sciences of FHML will be rejuvenated. M4i is actively contributing to the development of this new multidisciplinary curriculum and building up the courses of the new Specialisation “Imaging from Molecule to man”.
Visualising the key (molecular) players at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and organ levels is essential to understand their role in health and disease. Because “a picture is worth a thousand words”, the goal of this specialisation is to introduce the fascinating interdisciplinary field of medical and research imaging methods and to prepare the students for a future in a technology-driven multidisciplinary biomedical research and translational environment.
All IMS-staff members have or are on track to get their UTQ-certification.
Students interested in undertaking a research project within M4I-IMS
should contact Dr. Ian Anthony.