Colloquium & Literature Thesis Organic Chemistry (C, E, S)


Course Objective

Completion of an academic master degree does not only imply practical
experience and knowledge from a scientific specialization, but also that
one is able to deal with substantial amounts of scientific information
in an efficient way and distill this into the main points. During the
literature thesis, the student will collect recent in-depth scientific
literature about a given topic in synthetic organic and peptide
chemistry or “Structural chemical biology" (or a combination), usually a
topic of direct interest to the research group. The literature
information is described and discussed in a coherent form in a thesis,
which is also presented orally during a colloquium.

The content of the literature thesis will depend on the involved thesis
supervisor and the available topics

Course Content

• To be able to efficiently retrieve relevant and recent in-depth
information about a given scientific topic;
• To logically organize, describe and discuss the information in a
• To draw conclusions on the perspectives and relevance of the subject;
• To present and discuss the main findings in a colloquium

Teaching Methods

Self-study, contact hours with supervisor, oral presentation, discussion

Method of Assessment

Written thesis, colloquium


A thesis guide will be provided.

Target Audience

C,E,S: Only for students from following the Communication-, Education,
or Societal variant of the mDDS-DD&S track

Custom Course Registration

Note: available positions are limited and a central registration procedure applies. See the Canvas community “Master Drug Discovery & Safety” for more information.

General Information

Course Code XM_0020
Credits 6 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator dr. D.J. Scholten
Examiner dr. D.J. Scholten
Teaching Staff

Practical Information

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