Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam
Erasmus MC, University Medical Center is the Netherlands'
largest academic medical center. As such it is able to provide
special opportunities for education, research, and patient
care in the Netherlands.
Erasmus MC is an innovative center for high-quality knowledge
development, training, and care in the fields of illness
and health. The Medical Genetics Cluster offers high quality
research in the area of molecular mechanisms that regulate
development, differentiation and disease. The research program
is organised around a number of themes: the regulation of
transcription in development, hematopoietic stem cells and
differentiation, epigenetics and chromatin remodeling and
the role of the cytoskeleton. Modern technology such as advanced
genomics, proteomics, bio-informatics and imaging supported
by experts underpin the research.
The new Erasmus Stem
Cell Institute has opened in 2008 and
will cover many aspects of stem cell research, including
embryonic and adult type stem cells.
The International Master in Cell and Stem cell Biology at
Erasmus Medical Center
At the academic level, Erasmus MC will open parts of the
Master of Science in Molecular Medicine programme to students
from UPMC and UB.
The Master of Science
in Molecular Medicine program is an
accredited research master's training program, in which students
receive a broad exposure to molecular and cell biology and
focused in-depth fundamental and translational research training
in biomedical disciplines. This MSc program is designed for
students with a high level of motivation and expectations
for excellence, and aims to train the next generation of
biomedical/medical researchers. The goal of the MSc program
is to develop participating individuals into academic medical
scientists able to provide leadership in basic biomedical
and clinical research.
At the research level, the Medical Genetics Cluster will
provide numerous opportunities for research training.