Maastricht University is a research university that offers innovative and high quality academic programmes using methods of instruction that promote active learning to build knowledge and develop academic skills as well as an academic and professional attitude. Small group educational formats are applied in our entire study programme, including the concepts of Problem-Based Learning (PBL). Students are typically working in small groups, actively discussing problems and applying newly acquired knowledge in practical situations, while are given the opportunity to interact with scientists directly.

Teaching activities TGX

With our team, we contribute to knowledge development and innovation in order to improve health, health care, and society in different contexts (e.g. clinical, occupational, lifestyle) by providing education to a variety of students and future (health) professionals. We develop and execute educational tasks in the field of (toxico)genomics with the aim to share our knowledge and skills which can be applied in different professional environments.  Our teaching highlights the relevance of context (a.o. health care, work, lifestyle, public health and clinical practice) for our discipline. 

With our teaching, we primarily aim to target bachelor, master and PhD students within the faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML), Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (FPN), the faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), the satellite campus in Geleen and Venlo and the schools Oncology & reproduction (GROW) and for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS). We teach state-of-the-art (toxico)genomics-related methods and applications in the broadest sense. Our teaching targets furthermore professionals, from junior researchers to experienced toxicologists, scientists and (health) professionals.


Furthermore, we guide students during their junior and senior internships for both bachelor and master studies, either within our department or externally. We also host students from Universities of Applied Sciences and other external research institutes and universities. All relevant themes of our research activities within GROW and MHeNs are covered in our internship programme, including: Toxicogenomics, Human (cancer) Risk Assessment, Predictive Toxicology, Food and Chemical Safety, Molecular Epidemiology and Prevention, Primary Mitochondrial Disease, Mitochondria in Complex Disorders, Muscle Stem Cell Therapy, Next-Generation Sequencing. If you are interested in our internships, please check this website or contact one of our staff members.

Postgraduate education in Toxicology

Additionally, the department is involved in the Postgraduate Education in Toxicology (PET), a Dutch national programme for vocational postgraduate training in toxicology. Danyel Jennen is coordinator of the Toxicogenomics course. This course provides an introduction on genomics technologies, i.e., gene expression profiling by microarray technologies or sequencing techniques and related data analysis, focusing on its application in toxicology. For more information please check this website