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Course module: BMB400306
Concepts in Cancer Biology
Course info
Course codeBMB400306
ECTS Credits1.5
Category / LevelM (Master)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byFaculty of Medicine; Graduate School of Life Sciences; Cancer, Stem Cells and Development Biology;
Contact personprof. dr. ir. B.M.T.B. Burgering
Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. ir. B.M.T.B. Burgering
Other courses by this lecturer
Teaching period
MASTER  (20/08/2018 to 17/08/2019)
Teaching period in which the course begins
Time slot-: Not in use
Study mode
Remarkdate 5-9 nov 2018. Apply via
Course application processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
Enrolling through OSIRISNo
Enrolment open to students taking subsidiary coursesYes
Waiting listNo
Course placement processadministratie onderwijsinstituut
At the end of the course the student:
1. Should be able to critically evaluate published literature as demonstrated by the ability to discuss matters with authors in public (after a lecture)
2. Should be able to articulate and to rationalize scientific choices made during research study/studies.
3. Is able to better found their choice for their future in science , with respect to subject and content of their possible PhD trajectory
Period (from – till): 13 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

Prof. Dr. B. Burgering, Molecular Cancer Research, UMC Utrecht
Dr. T. Dansen, Molecular Cancer Research, UMC Utrecht
Guest lecturers

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:
Morning session:
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.
Afternoon session:
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 (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:

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:
Prerequisite knowledge:
Bachelor BMS / Biology
Entry requirements
Required materials
Instructional formats

Group discussion

Master course




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