Course ObjectiveThe aim is to obtain experience in scientific research including the
design and execution of experiments and to critically interpret and
reflect on the experimental results. The project will be conducted
within the field of environmental bioanalytical chemistry in one of the
- University or Academic hospital
- Research institute
The internship can be performed either within the Netherlands or abroad.
Course ContentAn environmental bioanalysis research project will deal with theoretical
and practical understanding of issues involved in the design, execution,
analysis and interpretation of complex bioanalytical experiments in the
context of environmental toxicology and chemistry (e.g. detection and
quantification of drugs/toxins/metabolites in environmental and human
matrices such as surface and drinking water, blood, breast milk,
amniotic fluid, etc ).
The specific content of the project depends on the associated
supervisor(s), available projects on location and the timing of the
Attention will be paid to setting up new research/experiments, using
state-of-the-art experimental techniques, analyzing experimental results
and keeping adequate documentation. In all, the student will get exposed
to doing research as well as to contemporary bioanalytical techniques.
Teaching MethodsLiterature review, formulating a research question, conducting
experiments, keeping adequate documentation (e.g. labjournal), analyzing
data, reporting on results in progress/group meetings, in a written
thesis and final presentation within the research group.
Method of AssessmentAcademic attitude, execution, oral presentation, and written thesis
Entry RequirementsEntry requirements with respect to attained courses and number of
credits apply. See the Education and Examination regulations and the
internship manual Drug Discovery & Safety. For questions, consult the
internship coordinator well in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org).
LiteratureStarting literature will be provided by the supervisor. The first 1-2
weeks of the traineeship will be spent on literature reading and
preparation for the project.
Target AudienceC,E,S variants of mDDS-BCCA, mDDS-DDSA
Additional InformationThe standard length of a major internship for the Communication,
Education, or Societal variant is 24 EC (4 months) and can be extended
to 36 EC (6 months). Make sure you discuss your personal education plan
with your master (track) coordinator well in advance. See the “Master
Drug Discovery & Safety Internship manual” for more information (rules,
regulations, tips, etc.) on the internship process. This manual can be
found on the canvas community “Master Drug Discovery & Safety”.
Custom Course RegistrationThe number of internal (VU) internship positions is limited. Contact dr. Marja Lamoree (email@example.com) for more information on internship opportunities, also for applying for an internship, where motivation letter and CV should be included. Be aware that selection procedures exist for most external positions as well. Before the start of the project an internship agreement has to be signed by all involved parties and the project proposal has to be approved by the VU supervisor. See the “Master Drug Discovery & Safety Internship manual” for more information on the rules and regulation regarding internships. If after reading the manual you still have questions regarding the process related to internships, admission, approval, etc., please contact the internship coordinator via firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Period||Ac. Year (sept)|
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science|
|Course Coordinator||dr. D.J. Scholten|
|Examiner||dr. D.J. Scholten|
You cannot register for this course yourself; your faculty's education office carries out registration
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