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Biomolecular Sciences

2019-2020
Deze opleiding wordt aangeboden in het Engels. Sommige van de omschrijvingen zijn daarom mogelijk alleen in het Engels beschikbaar.

Modern society faces an ever-increasing variety of challenges in the Life Sciences. Improved medical care has resulted in an ageing population, creating a greater need to understand and treat age-related disorders such as various forms of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Bacteria under high selective pressure are acquiring broad antibiotic resistance, so we are constantly forced to develop new and innovative antibacterial drugs. And the potential risks inherent in industrialized food production are only just becoming apparent.

The aim of the Master programme Biomolecualr Sciences is to equip the student with the knowledge, skills and insight required to operate as an independent professional within the field of biomolecular sciences and to be a suitable candidate for a subsequent course of study leading to a career in research. Having completed the programme, the student should have developed a critical scientific approach and an awareness of the ethical and societal aspects of biomolecular sciences. 
The programme is intended for students with a research-oriented profile. It trains students with bachelors ranging from biomedical sciences and biology to (bio)chemistry, physics, mathematics, bioinformatics, pharmacy and engineering, for a Master’s degree at the interface between these disciplines. The programme is focussed on the question as to how molecules lead to biological functions and how this can be examined. It therewith covers (epi)genetics, microbiology, structural biology, cell physiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, biomathematics, genomics, bioinformatics, pharmacology, toxicology, immunology, oncology and infection biology.

Info

Niveau Master
Taal Engels
Duur 2 years
Vorm Voltijd
Studiepunten 120 EC
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Deze opleiding wordt aangeboden in het Engels. Sommige van de omschrijvingen zijn daarom mogelijk alleen in het Engels beschikbaar.
Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Biological Chemistry
Omschrijving
In this specialisation we focus on the interaction of cells, cellular
structures and individual proteins with their "chemical environment".
Special focus will lie on the characterization of new drug targets and
tools to find small molecules as leads in the development of new
medicines. Furthermore, the bioactivation of and cellular responses to
drugs will get special attention.
The Master’s specialisation Biological Chemistry is organized by
Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Toxicology of the Department of
Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the Faculty of Sciences (FEW).

This programme gives a thorough grounding in the subjects and methods of
the Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Toxicology as well as providing a
solid preparation for one or more research internships.

Capita Selecta are offered on individual basis throughout the year.
Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Biological Chemistry recommended optional courses
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
AIMMS Lectures and Seminars Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XB_432764
Caput Cellular Protein Trafficking Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470605
Caput Molecular Biotechnology Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470604
Caput Structural Biology Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470607
Fundamentals of Bioinformatics P1 6EC X_405052
Introduction to Systems Biology P1 6EC X_428565
Caput Epigenetics P2+3+4+5+6 6EC AM_470606
Caput RNA Biology P2+3+4+5+6 6EC AM_1208
Biophotonics P3 6EC AM_1213
The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease P3 3EC AM_1021
Biobusiness Course P3+4 3EC M_OBIOBUS10
Biomolecular Screening P4 3EC X_432542
Dynamics of Biomolecules and Cells P4 6EC X_422583
Project Computational Design and Synthesis of Drugs P4 6EC X_432734
Structural Bioinformatics P4 6EC X_405019
Caput Protein Structure as Molecular Basis of Disease P5+6 6EC AM_470120
Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Molecular Bioinformatics
MSc Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Molecular Bioinformatics year 1
MSc Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Molecular Bioinformatics year 2
Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Molecular Bioinformatics electives from Molecular Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
AIMMS Lectures and Seminars Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XB_432764
Caput Cellular Protein Trafficking Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470605
Caput Molecular Biotechnology Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470604
Caput Structural Biology Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470607
Chemical Biology P1 6EC X_432538
Cell Structures and Functions P2 6EC AM_470615
Drug-Induced Stress and Cellular Responses P2 6EC X_432536
Molecular Infection Biology P2 6EC AM_470657
Signal Transduction in Health and Disease P2 6EC X_432535
Caput Epigenetics P2+3+4+5+6 6EC AM_470606
Caput RNA Biology P2+3+4+5+6 6EC AM_1208
The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease P3 3EC AM_1021
Biobusiness Course P3+4 3EC M_OBIOBUS10
Caput Protein Structure as Molecular Basis of Disease P5+6 6EC AM_470120
Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Molecular Cell Biology
Omschrijving
With the Master’s Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Molecular Cell
Biology, students can further develop their skills and performance in
molecular and cellular research and prepare themselves for an (inter)
national research position. The Master’s programme Molecular Cell
Biology has been developed for students with a Bachelors degree in
Biology or Biomedical Sciences or any other relevant Bachelor's degree
(for instance Biochemistry or HLO) and is organized by the Institute for
Molecular Cell Biology (IMC) of the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
(FALW) in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences of the VU
University Amsterdam and the VU Medical Center (VUmc).

This programme gives a thorough grounding in the subjects and methods of
the Department of Molecular Cell Biology (MCB), as well as providing a
solid preparation for one or more research internships.
Biomolecular Sciences specialisation Molecular Cell Biology recommended optional courses
Naam vak Periode Credits Code
AIMMS Lectures and Seminars Ac. Year (sept) 3EC XB_432764
Caput Cellular Protein Trafficking Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470605
Caput Molecular Biotechnology Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470604
Caput Structural Biology Ac. Year (sept) 6EC AM_470607
Fundamentals of Bioinformatics P1 6EC X_405052
Introduction to Systems Biology P1 6EC X_428565
Caput Epigenetics P2+3+4+5+6 6EC AM_470606
Caput RNA Biology P2+3+4+5+6 6EC AM_1208
Biophotonics P3 6EC AM_1213
The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease P3 3EC AM_1021
Biobusiness Course P3+4 3EC M_OBIOBUS10
Biomolecular Screening P4 3EC X_432542
Dynamics of Biomolecules and Cells P4 6EC X_422583
Structural Bioinformatics P4 6EC X_405019
Bioinformatics for Translational Medicine P5 6EC X_405092
Statistics with R P5 6EC X_418156
Caput Protein Structure as Molecular Basis of Disease P5+6 6EC AM_470120