Biotech Summer School 2018, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 5 days
    Duration
  • English ()
    Language
University rank #182 (QS) ,
Biotech Summer School in Brussels! Are you a bachelor student with background in biology, chemistry, biotechnology or biomedical sciences? Do you want to learn how biotech is used in applications? Do you want to learn more on themes related to cancer research, synthetic biology, structural biology, plant genetics, and research valorisation?http://www.vub.ac.be/en/events/summerschool#introduction 

About

You will be immersed in the multidisciplinary and international research environment of the VUB which has an excellent reputation in training and research in molecular biology and biotechnology. Inspiring lectures will be combined with hands-on workshops with experienced researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories of the "Structural Biology Brussels", "Microbiology" and "Cellular and Molecular Immunology" research groups.

You will go on a fascinating journey starting from the molecular level with a focus on proteins, to the cellular level with a focus on the engineering of microorganisms for use as cell factories, and on disease. The common thread through all the workshops and lectures are two classes of proteins: green fluorescent protein, which can be used as a research tool, and nanobodies, a unique class of camel antibiodies with far-reaching applications in biotechnology and medicine. Every day of the summer school will focus on a different theme: molecules, genes, cells, disease and applications. 

http://www.vub.ac.be/en/events/summerschool#introduction

Accreditation

3 ECTS

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Monday 6 August till Friday 10 August 2018: http://www.vub.ac.be/en/events/summerschool#practical-information 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 days
    • Duration description

      The course starts Monday 6 August and finishes on Friday 10 August: http://www.vub.ac.be/en/events/summerschool#practical-information

  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The common thread through all the workshops and lectures are two classes of proteins: green fluorescent protein, which can be used as a research tool, and nanobodies, a unique class of camel antibiodies with far-reaching applications in biotechnology and medicine. Every day of the summer school will focus on a different theme: molecules, genes, cells, disease and applications. 

Audience

This is for any bachelor student with a background in biology, chemistry, biotechnology or biomedical sciences. It will give a good introduction towards a master's degree later on.

Lecturers

The academics involved are researchers and senior academic staff.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

The student should have a background in biology, chemistry, biotechnology or biomedical sciences. You can be a bachelor student in your first, second or third year, or having just finished your bachelor and looking to study a master in biotechnology or with an interest in biotechnology

Tuition Fee

Registration fee incl. accommodation €990

Registration fee excl. accommodation €450 

There are no scholarships. 

Living costs for Brussels

  • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

There are NO scholarships available for this course.

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