Why study Molecular Life Sciences in Nijmegen?

Many medical challenges can only be solved by combining expertise from chemistry, biology, medical sciences, informatic technology, physics, and mathematics. In the Bachelor's programme of Molecular Life Sciences you will study concepts from all these fields to work towards molecular solutions for health questions. This makes Molecular Life Sciences a challenging programme, providing you with a wide range of options to choose from. You will learn how signalling molecules are produced from the DNA and how they are transported through the cell and the body. You will also study the differences between healthy and diseased cells. You will get acquainted with all these topics during lectures and seminars, and perform hands-on experiments in the lab. 

 

Molecular Life Sciences: something for you?

  • Receive a high-quality education with a unique combination of science and medicine and a wide range of options to choose from.
  • Experience excellent supervision: in addition to a student advisor, you are provided with a mentor who can answer all your questions.
  • Personal contact with your lecturers, who are very approachable.
  • Study alongside Chemistry and Science students.
  • Radboud University cooperates closely with other universities in the Netherlands and abroad, and with knowledge-based institutes and companies.
  • Access unique research facilities, including microscopy/imaging and genome-wide DNA technologies at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS) and Radboudumc, and the High Field Magnet Laboratory (HFML).
  • Study association Sigma takes care of your down time. Sigma helps you with your studying and career, as well as organising activities that help you meet your fellow students, alumni, and lecturers.

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Molecular Life Sciences research in Nijmegen

Are you curious what type of research questions you could be studying if you choose Molecular Life Sciences? Have a look at the videos below, in which some of our researchers talk about their work in molecular (cell)biology and molecular structure & dynamics.

Molecular Developmental Biology & Cell Biology

Sijbrand de Jong interviews Jorine Eeftens and Rosemary Yu, both researchers at the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS). Jorine researches the physical processes of how our DNA (about 2 meters long) can fit into a human cell. Rosemary studies the influence of gene expression and metabolism on cell behaviour.

Molecular Structure and Dynamics

During his 'interview tour' at the faculty, our dean Prof. Sijbrand de Jong visits Prof. Jos Oomens at HFML-FELIX. He conducts research using a combination of two techniques: mass spectrometry and infrared laser spectroscopy. With this combination it is possible to isolate a molecule from a complex mixture of substances and to map the structure of that one molecule properly. Jos Oomens uses the method for research into metabolic diseases that he does in collaboration with Radboudumc.