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Life Science and Technology

Onze bacheloropleiding is verbonden aan de volgende onderzoeksinstituten

GBB - Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute 

GBB has the ambition to perform research of the highest standard in the field of biomolecular sciences, with a focus on proteins. We aim to understand the structure and dynamics of proteins in relation to their function and activity; to unravel the functional role of proteins in living cells; and to obtain insights in the fundamental properties of proteins that are relevant for application in health and the future bio-based economy.

Research groups: Bioinformatics, Biotransformation and Biocatalysis, Cell Biochemistry, Electron Microscopy, Membrane Enzymology, Microbial Physiology, Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Dynamics, Molecular Systems Biology, NMR, Protein Crystallography

GRIP – Groningen Research Institute of Pharmacy

Academic degree programmes are characterized by relatively long, continuous research periods in the curriculum. Although the degree programme in Pharmacy is rather strongly oriented towards a future career as a pharmacist, a compulsory component in the Master's phase comprises a research project lasting about six months. This way, students will gain experience in academic research, which will enhance their academic development.

The international Master's degree programme in Medical Pharmaceutical Sciences and the international Top Master's degree programme in Medical and Pharmaceutical Drug Innovation are even more strongly research oriented.

The research project in the Pharmacy Master's degree programme can be completed at one of the eleven departments. In addition, possibilities are also offered by the UMCG, for example at the Hospital Pharmacy or the department of Clinical Chemistry. 

A Master's degree will grant admission to the PhD programme, which will lead to the conferral of a doctorate (PhD degree). The Groningen graduate schools, including GUIDE and BCN, offer challenging training programmes for PhD students.

Research groups: Analytical Biochemistry, Drug Design, Pharmacotherapy and Pharmacological Patient Care, Molecular Pharmacology, Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutical Biology, Pharmaceutical Gene Modulation, Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmacy, Pharmacokinetics, Toxicology and Targeting


The Groningen Institute of Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES) fills a special niche in the field of life sciences that not only covers mechanistic, evolutionary and ecological approaches, but also specifically aims at the integration of these fields that are traditionally studied in isolation.

GELIFES is part of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and embraces several research groups:

  • Behavioural & Physiological Ecology
  • Conservation Ecology Group
  • Evolutionary Genetics, Development & Behaviour
  • Genomics Research in Ecology & Evolution in Nature
  • Neurobiology
  • Theoretical Research in Evolutionary Life Sciences
  • Opleidingsvideo

    De zoektocht naar nieuwe antibiotica

    – Opleidingsvideo
  • Testimonial van Jurrian de Boer

    Medisch onderzoek interesseert me!

    'I started out studying Medicine, but only lasted two weeks. I'd spent a long time trying to choose between Medicine and LST, but there came a point when I had to concentrate on the decentralized selection procedure for Medicine.

    I was offered a place and so I started, but I still had this nagging doubt. I was really more interested in medical research. I was hoping I could get into that with a degree in Medicine, but of course Medicine trains you to become a doctor, not a researcher. After many hours spent talking and weighing up my options, I switched to LST. And I’m very glad I did. Studying is never a chore because the course units are so interesting!

    My tip for others who are in doubt? Both LST and Medicine may be the right programmes for you, but they approach the world of medicine from vastly different perspectives!’

    – Jurrian de Boer
  • Testimonial van Jocelyn Dröge

    Als een spin in het web

    Tijdens mijn studie kwam ik erachter dat ik niet in het onderzoek wilde. Sinds kort ben ik CRA, Clinical Research Associate, bij een bedrijf dat contractonderzoek uitvoert voor grote farmaceutische bedrijven. Ik ben een spin in het web. Ik zorg ervoor dat de artsen en verpleegkundigen die het onderzoek uitvoeren precies weten wat ze moeten doen en hoe de regelgeving is. Wanneer ik met artsen praat, merk ik dat mijn medisch-biologische kennis goed van pas komt.

    – Jocelyn Dröge
  • Testimonial van Meintje de Vries

    Meintje de Vries, student Life Science and Technology

    – Meintje de Vries
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