The research profile Vascular and Regenerative Medicine (V&RM) combines pure fundamental and translational research. It has much to offer to Medical and Biomedical Science students. V&RM organises Frontiers of Science courses, half minors and provides the possibility for internships to BSc and MSc students. The research profile has a track record in successful training of PhD students to become independent scientists.
Internships for BSc and MSc students
Because of its multidisciplinary nature the V&MR research profile has a wide variety of internships to offer to both BSc and MSc students. For more details on the various opportunities please visit the individual research programmes.
Heart and Blood Vessels: development, disease and state of the art therapies
Join this minor if you are interested in cardiovascular medicine. You will be introduced to current concepts in the pathogenesis, diagnosis and therapy of cardiovascular disease.
Regenerating haematopoiesis and immune dysfunction via cell therapies
This half minor is for you if you want to cure cancer and autoimmune disease via new cell therapies. You will be introduced in the general concepts of new stem cell therapies, translational trajectories from bench to bedside and back, risks, side effects and safeguards.
V&RM has a commitment to research excellence and hence is involved in the support and training of the next generation of researchers. The research profile provides an exceptional learning environment that allows PhD students to become independent researchers.
For more information on PhD programmes consult the Graduate School Leiden University Medical Center.
LUMC Generic Biomedical PhD Courses
Organised by Boerhaave Nascholing:
- Basiscursus Regelgeving en Organisatie Klinisch-wetenschappelijk onderzoek (BROK)*
- Basic methods and reasoning in biostatistics*
Organised by Walaeus Library:
- Supporting Walaeus Library Courses/workshops
- Information literacy
- Reference Manager
Organised by UL/Bioscience Initiative:
*) Mandatory: The eBROK course (basis regulations in the organization of clinical research), including exam and one day center-specific meeting, is mandatory for all PhD students. The eBROK-course is available in Dutch and in English. The center-specific meeting at LUMC is only in English.
Joint UL-LUMC Transferable Skills PhD Courses
With 2 exceptions organised by BB-HRM Leiden University:
- Joint UL-LUMC PhD Introductory meeting
- Communication in Science
- On being a scientist (Research Integrity Workshop)
- Project management skills for doctoral research
- Time and Self-Management
- Effective Communication
- Presenting Skills
- Academic Writing
- Writing for a wider public
- Speed Reading
- Networking Skills for Young Scientists
- Begeleiden van wetenschappelijke stages (organized by LUMC,HRM Bedrijfsopleidingen)
- Didactics for PhD students and Teaching Assistants (organized by ICLON)
- Intellectual property
- Knowledge exchange and impact
- Writing an excellent research grant proposal
- Competences and Motives (Career Counseling)
Other PhD Courses of potential relevance in our research profile (examples)
- Frequency: Once every three months
- Duration: 2 hours
- Summary: interactive 12 x 5 minute poster presentations by PhD students preceded by an overview (15 min) of the work performed in two of the research programmes active within the V&RM profile. The PI’s giving the work overview will also score the presentations of the PhD students and lead the interactive discussion.
- Frequency: Twice per year
- Duration: 1 day course
- Summary: Technologies and core facilities available within the LUMC and associated with the V&RM profile will present their unique expertise as well as available core facilities. An interactive one-day programme geared towards skill building and acquaintance with new techniques will be provided.
V&RM lecture programme and webcasts
- Frequence: Frequency and duration vary for the different lecture programmes
- Summary: For PhD students participating in the V&RM profile the Immunology Review Club (a weekly seminar series on immunology and related subjects in RM) is compulsory; they will also follow a minimal number of lectures by invited external speakers which will be posted on the V&RM website, and twice a year a webcast seminar under the guidance of two V&RM PI’s.
- Frequency: annual meeting
- Duration: 1 day
- Summary: The Dutch Society for Stem Cell Research unites people in the Netherlands with an interest in stem cell research. The aim is to promote exchange of ideas, data and future plans in the stem cell field in its broadest sense. Participation is obligatory for all V&RM PhD students. There is one guest keynote lecturer and the rest of the presentations is selected from submitted abstracts by PhD students and postdocs.