At the end of this course you are able to:
- analyse and interpret the primary data of the selected literature.
- draw defendable conclusions from the data presented in the selected papers, or from other similar data.
- apply the experimental strategies used in the presented literature to other similar research questions.
Students with a research-oriented career in mind will have already chosen one of the following specialisations in which they will deepen their knowledge during the next two years:
- Clinical Biology
- Medical Epigenomics
In recent years research has become increasingly inter- and often multi-disciplinary and more and more examples can nowadays be found where research crosses the borders between traditional research fields. Examples include coupling of genomics to transcriptomics, proteomics and recently even metobolomics to answer questions within the field of human genetics, or stem cell research with behavioural studies and systems neuroscience approaches to provide new insights in neurodevelopment and neurodegenerative diseases.
Such inter- and multi-disciplinary research has the potential to greatly advance our insights in the complex human physiology. During the course you should start to formulate a defendable personal view on the specialisations neuroscience, clinical biology, and medical epigenomics. To this end we will discuss inter-/multi-disciplinary research articles and focus on analysing the results and conclusion of the articles and determining the benefits of the broadened research scope.