As of September 2023 the content of this programme will be incorporated in the new Master's programme Cardiovascular Health and Disease.

About Biology of Disease

Biology of Disease studies disease mechanisms via internships in pre-clinical and clinical research in medical, biomedical, biological, industrial and veterinary labs.

The programme starts with Introducing Life Sciences, a mandatory introduction week for all Master’s students of the GSLS.

Two tracks are offered:
Cardiovascular research: within the theme Heart Failure, research focuses on biomolecular, electrophysiological and clinical aspects of cardiac arrhythmia, stem cells (cardiac progenitor stem cells), chronic heart failure, cardiac hypertrophy and issues of heart transplantation, cardiac surgery and MRI. Within the theme Atherothrombosis, research is aiming to enhance knowledge concerning vascular remodeling, plaque vulnerability, relevance of toll-like receptors, coagulation, arteriogenesis, thrombogenicity of platelets and protein misfolding.

Biology of Disease: offers the opportunity to focus on more than one clinical specialization, enabling students to conduct research projects on different subjects and diseases in various pre-clinical and clinical labs.

Go to the page 'Study programme' for more information