Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology in Utrecht
The Graduate School of Life Sciences has links with renowned research institutes in Utrecht, which combine expertise in biology, chemistry, and pharmaceutical sciences with research in the medical and veterinary sciences. This multidisciplinary approach is unique in the Netherlands and has become renowned around the world.
The research groups in the Division of Biomedical Genetics form the Research School for Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology. These groups are renowned for their work on key issues in the field of developmental biology within a multidisciplinary setting and publish widely in the most prestigious international journals. All groups are equipped with excellent facilities and modern, state-of-the-art laboratories.
Graduate School of Life Sciences
Life Sciences is one of the four strategic themes of Utrecht University and is organised in the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS). The GSLS brings together the research expertise and facilities of the faculties of Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, in cooperation with UMC Utrecht. Research at the GSLS is highly interdisciplinary, because scientific breakthroughs take place where physics, medicine, chemistry and biology interact.
Introducing Life Sciences
Every year all new Master’s students of the Graduate School of Life Sciences start their academic year with a mandatory introduction week. Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) is part of the course Life Sciences Academy and covers aspects of academic education, including science integrity, career development and valorisation & industry.