Study programme of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (research)

This unique programme translates disease-related biomedical research in biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, immunology and genetics into molecular and clinical experimental research in patients. 

Curriculum

  • Curriculum and courses

    The MMD programme offers a broad and interdisciplinary approach with the opportunity for specialisation in the form of electives and two research internships.

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Internship

There are two obligatory 6-months research-training periods (internships) during the MMD programme. You will discover what a researcher really does by performing your own research projects under the supervision of experienced scientists. For your first research training period you will have numerous options to contribute to state-of-the-art research at an RIMLS laboratory or at the university hospital. Many interesting projects are available to MMD students to choose from if desired. Students are strongly stimulated to go abroad into a laboratory of their choice for the second training-period, making use of the large international network of the RIMLS researchers. You will have an individual supervisor during each internship and a dedicated workplan to guarantee proper training.

Study abroad

The first research training-period (6 months in year 1) is usually at RIMLS or the university hospital.

Students are strongly stimulated to go abroad into a laboratory of their choice for the second research training-period of 6 or 7 months (in year 2). Almost all students go abroad for their second internship, making use of the large international network of the RIMLS researchers. Elective courses can also be followed abroad if desired.

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