Biology: From Cells To Organisms
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This research-oriented master specialisation offers students the unique possibility to integrate molecular, cellular and organismal levels of research, but also provides the possibility to specialize in one of these levels. It equips students with advanced knowledge ranging from the functioning of individual cells to the communication between cells, and the development, physiology and behaviour of multicellular organisms. An important aspect of this specialisation is to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying health and disease and how cells and organisms adapt to environmental factors ranging from light, stress and pathogens to ecological and social conditions. Model organisms include bacteria, fungi, plants and animals (invertebrates and vertebrates). The subject areas covered encompass functional genomics, signal transduction, cellular differentiation, development, host-microbe interactions and animal behaviour.
This master specialisation is suited as a basis for starting a research career at a university or research institute and for a position in a bioscience-based company.
Coordinator: Dr. M.J.M. Schaaf
Website Instituut Biologie Leiden
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This MSc specialisation will start on Monday 31 August, 2020 at the Sylvius Laboratory, with an information lecture.