Master's courses

Master Environmental Biology

Fungal Biology (B-MEBIFB19)

Coordinator and teacher: Robert-Jan, and co-teachers: Han Wösten, Hans de Cock, Luis Lugones, Charissa de Bekker and Robin Ohm
This course deals with the impact of fungi in nature and for mankind, the mechanisms underlying the role of fungi and recent developments in fungal biology.

Master Science and Business Management (SBM)

Biotechnologie (B-MSBBSC)

Coordinator and teacher: Han Wösten
This course will address plant and microbial biotechnology, patents and ethics, as well as how biotechnology could have an impact on the societal challenges: 1) Health; 2) Food security; 3) Secure, clean and efficient energy; 4) Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.

Master Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (MCLS)

Genes to Organisms (B-MCG2O)

Co-teacher: Robin Ohm
How life functions at the level of tissues and whole organisms, and how organisms respond and adapt to environmental conditions is the main topic of this track.

Microbial Genomics (B-MCMIGE)

Co-teacher: Robin Ohm
The genomes of microbes provide a wealth of information on the processes and mechanisms that these organisms use in their environment. For instance, on mechanisms that pathogens use to overcome host immunity or antibiotics, or enzymes that fungi use to produce interesting metabolites that can be used in medicine or agriculture. In this course you will learn how to analyze genome data of individual microbes, but also of microbial communities (metagenomics).

Biotechnology (B-MBITEC)

Coordinator and teacher: Robin Ohm, and guest lecture by Boris Tefsen
This course will give an overview of different fields in biotechnology (molecular techniques, bacterial biotechnology, fungal biotechnology, plant biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, medical biotechnology, animal biotechnology) with special emphasis on new developments. In addition, other aspects related to biotechnology, such as intellectual property rights, ethical concerns and the marketability of a product are discussed. 

Concepts in Science for Life (SK-MCLS)

Co-teacher: Robin Ohm
This course will give an introduction of state-of-the-art research performed and the key scientific challenges involved at the research groups affiliated to this master’s program and aims to empower students to make an informed decision on the most appropriate internships and on the choice of an appropriate MCLS track.