This (combined AIO - Master students) course features a number of seminars by renowned scientists in the field of Signal Tranduction in Cancer Biology. The Master students course is centered around the contributions of these speakers. In general, the programme of the course is set-up according to the scheme below:
Introduction to the Topic of the Day by a staff member.
Discussion of papers written by the 'speaker of the day' (the papers will be available for 'reading in advance' on each day of the course).
Small groups of students prepare their sets of questions they would like to have answered during the rest of the day's programme.
Seminar by the Speaker of the Day, followed by ample discussion of the work presented by the lecturer.
Students in their groups prepare a written report of the answers they have found to their original sets of questions for that day. The report is handed in at the end of the day.
Time permitting: reading in advance for the next day of the course.
The last two days of the course consist of the participation in a scientific meeting organised by CGC.nl (Cancer Genomics Consortium) held at the KIT (Royal Institute for the Tropics). This meeting has on average 10 foreign speakers many of them top class, but also of special interest to students as they are authors of their study books (e.g. Robert “BoB” Weinberg). See for the program: http://www.cancergenomics.nl/home/agenda/
Literature/study material used
A general introduction with literature is provided, further portfolio is put together on the basis of the invited speakers, subject to be discussed is also dependent on the subject of study of the invited speakers
Mandatory for students in own Master’s programme
Optional for students in other GSLS Master’s programme
Bachelor BMS / Biology