YBI-37806 Frontiers in Biology


Studiepunten 6.00

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Course coordinator(s)prof. dr. ir. JE Kammenga
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. J van der Oost
prof. dr. ir. JE Kammenga
dr. ir. J Helder
dr. ir. FT Muijres
Prof. dr. ir. GB De Deyn
prof. dr. ir. JA Kortekaas
dr. M Bosse
prof. dr. D Weijers
dr. NE Fatouros
Mike Boxem
dr. AC Morbach
dr. PLJ de Keizer
Examiner(s)prof. dr. ir. JE Kammenga
dr. MG Sterken
dr. ir. J Helder

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

BSc Biology or comparable knowledge.


This course deals with the latest developments in Biology and covers a wide range of themes, including molecular, organismal and ecological subjects. Highlights in modern biology will be addressed by studying recent articles and inviting eight keynote speakers (two per MBI specialization) active in various biological disciplines. The course will be organized as a regular congress with plenary discussions with invited top researchers. Next to attending the lectures, students write a research proposal. This is an individual assignment where a research proposal is written according to a strict format (max. 3 A4). Students are closely supervised during three individual feed-back sessions. 

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- show insights in the latest developments in modern biology by means of explaining main figures and images that have been presented and discussed during the lectures.
- have discussions about complex matters at an academic level with scientists and students from other biological disciplines;
- write a research proposal according to format.


- attendance lectures;
- group discussions;
- reading and analyzing scientific articles and presentations;
- writing a research proposal.


- written test by means of explaining main figures and images that have been presented and discussed during the lectures (60%); 

- write a research proposal (40%).
Each component needs a minimum mark of 5.5 to pass.


Scientific articles will be placed on BS.

Verplicht voor: MBIBiologyMSc3WD