STUDY CELL-TO-CELL SIGNALLING IN DEVELOPMENT AND DISEASE
Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Join our programme and combine research in oncology, molecular developmental biology and genetics. Discover the mysteries of embryonic growth, stem cells, signalling, gene regulation, evolution, and development as they relate to health and disease.
CONTRIBUTE TO A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF DISEASE TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
Given that fundamental developmental processes are so often impacted by disease, an understanding of these processes is vital to the better understanding of disease treatment and prevention. Adult physiology is regulated by developmental genes and mechanisms which, if deregulated, may result in pathological conditions.
Become an expert on molecular and cellular aspects of development and disease and create a better understanding of processes underlying cancer and developmental biology. Use techniques and applications of post-genomic research, including single cell and next generation sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics and advanced microscopy techniques.
WHY YOU SHOULD STUDY CANCER, STEM CELLS AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY AT UTRECHT UNIVERSITY
Study with a unique emphasis on developmental biology, a process with many connections to cancer
Carry out two extensive research projects at renowned research groups
Collaborate with national and international research institutes, and gain valuable experience at partner institutions all around the world
Take courses, seminars and masterclasses led by renowned specialists in the field. The courses are interactive, and challenge you to further improve your writing and presenting skills
Focus on fundamental molecular aspects of disease related questions, particularly questions related to cancer and the use of stem cells in regenerative medicine