On Monday the 4th of December the master committee of the masters Chemistry and Life Science & Technology organised the annual International Dinner in the lovely café in the New Gorlaeus Building.
Are you interested in working with an international team of researchers, with an experimental setup at the forefront of instrumental development? Join the ESRF, the European Synchrotron!
Would you like to take on a job as a Student Assistant in the Faculty’s International Office and assist with several administrative tasks, international student events and social media?
This might be an opportunity for you!
The number of outgoing students is growing fast! Your students have also the opportunity to go abroad for courses, for a research project/part of thesis or for an internship at a company. We would like to invite them for the Faculty’s Study Abroad Session on Monday 27th of March, 4 pm lecture room C 1, Gorlaeus lab. Two students who have been abroad during the first semester will also tell about their experiences.
Chemistry student and curious about your opportunities after graduation?
For the fourth successive year, the Top Sector Chemistry student competition is organized by NWO Domain Science, and powered by the Top Sector Chemistry. Student teams from universities and universities of applied sciences (HBO) are invited to submit ideas for creative research projects, focusing on societal or industrial challenges. The competition is open for chemistry students, but also for interdisciplinary teams with students in e.g.
Tijdens de jaarlijkse Carbon Masterdag vind je alle informatie van de “moleculaire masters” in Nederland bij elkaar. Van elke opleiding zijn er 'ervaringsdeskundigen' aanwezig om al je vragen te beantwoorden. Ook is er een lezingenprogramma met onder andere informatie over studeren in het buitenland en wat te doen na de educatie-, communicatie-, management- of onderzoeksmaster.
On February 16th the master programs Chemistry and Life Science and Technology organise several activities for their master students and the Erasmus students of the LIC.
Feel welcome to follow the entire program, but don't forget to register for a free lunch!
1) Program Evaluation II (DM1.15!)
At 11:00 we have an oral evaluation of block II in room DM1.15 where we discuss the students remarks and experiences on the courses.
2) Lunch lecture (Cell Observatory Lecture Room; LMUY 0.4.28)
The German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg is looking for PhD candidates. The brochure of their program can be downloaded below.
The application deadline is 5th January 2017 and more information and the online application system can be found at www.dkfz.de/phd.
On Friday the 28th of October the seventh annual Reedijk Symposium will be held. During this day lectures will be given by several of our colleagues and two external guest speakers: "Solvation Science - THz spectroscopy provides new answers to an old topic" by Prof. dr. Martina Havenith (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), and "Can we make life in the lab?" by Prof. dr. Sijbren Otto (RUG).
During the LIC Master's opening event on September 6th "Best student" prizes were awarded to four exceptional students: first of all Chemistry students Roy Pattipeiluhu and Jan-Paul Menzel, who were awarded best Chemistry and best Chemistry zij-instromer student prizes.
In the master programs Chemistry and Life Science and Technology you must enroll for the exam and there is no need to enroll for the course itself. Often there is Blackboard page associated with a course that contains additional information. You can already enroll yourself in the new courses using these pages: in Dutch or in English
Are you a talented and motivated student and are you starting a Master's degree in Chemical Sciences or Chemical Engineering at a Dutch university and do have an 8 or higher on your final thesis of your bachelor's degree? Then apply for a VNCI Topsector Chemiebeurs before August 14, 2016.
In november dit jaar zal voor de zevende keer de Student Research Conference (SRC) worden georganiseerd. De SRC is een jaarlijkse conferentie waarop Nederlandse en Belgische studenten van universiteiten en hogescholen de kans krijgen om hun bachelor onderzoek aan een breed publiek te presenteren en tevens ervaring op te doen met academische conferenties. De SRC wordt georganiseerd in samenwerking met een breed palet van partners om op deze manier te laten zien dat de gehele kennisinfrastructuur haar doelen ondersteunt.
Je kunt je inschrijven voor het Leiden Leadership Programme als je een masteropleiding volgt of gaat volgen aan de Universiteit Leiden of de TU Delft. International students can participate in the International program. Note that the application deadlines may be different.
Tomorrow the lecture Chemistry of System earth will start at 11:00 in lecture room C6 of the Gorlaeus Laboratories.
On the 11th of May the study association of the master Chemistry, also known as the Chemisch Dispuut Leiden, will organize a symposium to celebrate their 90th anniversary. After the opening plenary lecture, there will be two parallel sessions in the Gorlaeus laboratory. The themes of the lecture rooms are dedicated to the main tracks of the research master, Chemical biology and Energy & Sustainability.
On Wednesday April 20th the annual CDL & LIFE career night will take place! The Science Club in Leiden will be opened at 5:30 PM, around this time the company presentations will begin as well so be there in time.
The attending companies will include Genmab and Albemarle, we will keep in touch when more companies will join us during this evening.
Holland Scholarship 2016-2017
For excellent Bachelor and Master students registered at Leiden University who want to study, do research or do an internship at an institution or in a company outside the European Economic Area.
36 scholarships for Leiden University of each 1250 euro
Application deadline: 1 March 2016
During the Jong KNCV poster competition wo-masterstudents compete to find out who can pitch their poster the best. So; have you performed (bio)chemical research during your Master? Make a poster, and present it at the KNCV postercompetition and you just might win 500 euro! There is a set amount of open slots; so go for more information and registration to this site. The deadline for registration is February 28th.
Today is the start of the lecture series Drug Discovery at 11:00 in the Cell Observatory Lecture Room.
On March 11 it is possible to visit the Master's Day in the Gorlaeus Laboratories. The program is available here and registration is mandatory. We hope to welcome many prospective master students!
Studenten die zich in september 2015 voor het eerst hebben ingeschreven voor een voltijd universitaire lerarenopleiding of een afstudeerrichting in een voltijd universitaire (educatieve) master, die opleidt tot een eerstegraads bevoegdheid in een van de volgende tekortvakken:
On February 1 we started the second semester for the newcomers at 9:30 in the Cell Observatory lecture room. In the schedule we planned a session for Safety (Veiligheid) for newcomers. This session is for students that did not attend a Leiden safety course but will do practical work. These students will be informed today about the time and location.
In February the Science Methodology course starts again and the lecturers composed an information sheet for this course. During the lectures the teachers address a core question: During the BSc and MSc education students learn lots of scientific facts, but do they know how science works?
Wanted: Students With Ambition!
NWO Chemical Sciences organizes the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition 2016, powered by the Top Sector Chemistry. Student teams from universities and universities of applied sciences are invited to submit ideas for creative research projects, focusing on societal or industrial challenges.
The academic community at Leiden University expresses its support to the French people following the abhorrent events in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November. We would like to convey our sympathies to the families and relatives of the victims and to the whole of the French nation. In memory of those who lost their lives, flags will be flown at half-mast at all University premises on 16 November and at 12.00 noon we will observe a minute's silence.
We are very pleased to announce the lecture of Prof. John Sutherland from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. Prof. Sutherland’s research focuses on the biggest remaining question in chemistry and biology: what is the origin of life. His particular research interest within this is the emergence of ‘biological’ molecules in the prebiotic soup.
On Friday October 30 Christiaan van Gorkum a graduate of the master Life Science and Technology program passed away at the age of 28 after a tragic accident. Christiaan was a passionate kayaker and canoeist and lost his life while sporting with friends. He will be remembered for his dedication to the Life Sciences throughout his too short life.
A more detailed in memoriam has appeared on the institute web site.
During the LIC Master's opening event on September 1st "Best student" prizes were awarded to four exceptional students: first of all Ines Peters and Thomas Hansen, who were awarded "best Chemistry student" and "best Chemistry zij-instromer" prizes by prof. Mathieu Noteborn and prof. Lies Bouwman.
De Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society stelt tien studiebeurzen beschikbaar voor Nederlandse studenten die in het studiejaar 2015-2016 in de Canadese provincie Brits-Columbia willen studeren. Deze 'Victory in Europe Scholarships' hebben een waarde van $10.000 per student.
Let op korte deadline: tot 15 juli
Ben jij master-student en heb je interesse in een carrière als Data Scientist? Dan is de LINK-Summer School iets voor jou!
LINK is ontstaan vanuit de Nationale DenkTank 2014 over Big Data, met als doel studenten met een bèta-achtergrond kennis en vaardigheden bij te brengen die nodig zijn om aan de slag te kunnen als Data Scientist.
Van 3 tot 14 augustus 2015 vindt de eerste LINK-workshop plaats bij het SAS Institute in Huizen. De workshop is gratis voor studenten!
Aanmelden kan tot 10 juli 2015 via de link op de flyer: http://bit.ly/LINKSummerSchool
Tip: Op Blackboard kun je ook de Assistentenagenda zien!
Op donderdag 23 april organiseren de Career Services het event “werken als zelfstandig ondernemer” in Studentencentrum Plexus. De dag is bedoeld voor Nederlandssprekende studenten en jonge alumni. Op het event worden de mogelijkheden, ervaringen en praktische zaken geschetst die komen kijken bij zelfstandig ondernemerschap. O.a. LUGUS zal een presentatie geven. We hebben geprobeerd om een programma samen te stellen voor studenten met alle achtergronden.
On April 8 the study association Life organizes an excursion to Biopartner, the foundation that offers professional housing for start-up companies on the Leiden Bioscience Park.
If you want to join the excursion or become member of SV Life you should contact the excursion committee before April 1st (email@example.com)
Are you an ambitious and creative student who has ideas for an interesting research project, focusing on a societal or industrial research question? Do you have the perfect skills to perform and accomplish a research project successfully? Then you might want to apply for the Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition.
More than 60 European researchers and industry partners have set out their roadmap for the application of graphene in marketed products. Leiden chemist Grégory F. Schneider believes that graphene and other layered materials can in the future be used for DNA sequencing applications.
The topic of the next year's course Bionanotechnology will cover many aspects of this new roadmap. There are various research opportunities for bachelor and master students in the group of Dr Schneider.
The next two sessions of the MSc Course “Integrated Cell Biology” will be held from 22-26 June and from 29 June to 3 July 2015 (Monday - Friday). The course is limited to 12 participants per session. It combines both theoretical lectures and state-of-the-art practicals and will provide an efficient and integrated view on today’s possibilities to study, develop and exploit in vitro human cell cultures for biomedical research purposes.
Prepare for your career, start today at the Science Career Service! You can visit the career counsellors during walk-in hours in the Bèta Lounge (Gorlaeus Laboratory/next to the library) every Monday and Thursday between 12.00-14.00 hrs. You are welcome to stop by for advice on your CV and short study choice/career questions! For more information:
There are four courses starting at the end of January/early February that require registration:
Physical Methods in Inorganic Chemistry, Integrated Cell Biology, Science Based Business Fundamentals and Catalytic Surface Science.
Integrated Cell Biology is organized as a one-week course combining theoretical lectures on cell culture technologies in the morning with state-of-the-art practicals in the afternoon. The course will provide an efficient and integrated view on today’s possibilities to study, develop and exploit in vitro human cell cultures for biomedical research purposes.
Period 1: 26 January - 30 January
Period 2: 1 February - 5 February
Anthe Janssen graduated ‘summa cum laude’ for the master’s programme Chemistry. He used NMR methods to gain insight in the syntheses and behavior of bio sugars. With this knowledge future therapeutics and research tools in hemical and medicinal biology can be developed. Anthe was awarded € 2.500.
Don't forget the masterlunch on Wednesday!
Students that want to enroll for exams (obligatory for all master exams) can consult this page (unfortuntaly only available in Dutch) where you can find the codes that allow you to enroll in a simple way for exams.
For detail about enrolling in exams you can consult the uSis manual pages (also available in Dutch).
For all MSc students who have an interest in Magnetic Resonance
The Netherlands Magnetic Resonance Research School Master program is open for enrolment. The first course starts in November 2014. The program can be combined with your regular MSc programme and for successful students participation can lead to a PhD position in NMR or MRI.
The Junior Science Lab is looking for students that want to share their passion for science. We are looking for enthusiastic MSc students (Dutch speaking) to transfer knowledge to the next generation students (now at high school and/or primary school).These are paid student assistance positions. Application details can be found below.
De opleiding Life Science and Technology (LST) stond 9 september 2014 met een feestelijk gebakje stil bij haar 15 jarig bestaan. Het gaat bijzonder goed met de opleiding. Er zijn veel eerstejaars studenten en LST masterstudenten vinden of vóór hun diploma-uitreiking of er vlak na een goede baan.
During the LIC Master's opening event on September 1st "Best student" prizes were awarded to four exceptional students: first of all LST students Antoine Escoubet and Chi Lin Kuo, who were awarded prizes for "best LST student" and "best LST zij-instromer" by prof Mathieu Noteborn, followed by Iris Hagemans and Thom Hersbach, who were awarded best Chemistry and best Chemistry zij-instromer student prizes by prof Lies Bouwman.
Congratulations to all!
Our faculty reported on the Chemical Biology Summer School that was a great succes!
We welcome all our master students on Monday September 1st in the Cell Observatory Lounge starting at 11:00. The program directors and coordinator will be present to welcome you and discuss the latest program with you.
Students that want to graduate this summer must have all their results registred in uSis before August 25.
In addition you have to register for the 16 September graduation before July 1st. This graduation date is exclusively for students that will not enrol the next study year. Registration must be done at the Graduate School Office (HB-216, "Educatief Centrum") by picking up the application form. If you can not register in person you must notify Chantal van Berge and Maxim Kuil by e-mail before July 1st.
The research proposal by three master students from the master programs Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Life Science and Technology has been selected for the NWO Top Sector Chemistry Student Competition.
the current version of the masterplanner can not yet handle the NEW study program as it is just finalized. The new studyguides 2014-2015 for the MSc Chemistry and the MSc Life Science and Technology are available: Chemistry , Life Science and Technology. As the schedule of bachelor programs and therefore of the master programmes is not final yet, they have not yet been included in the studyguides. The tentative schedule is updated today (June 2 2014) based on discussions in the Educational Board on May 26.
on Tuesday April 22 the 4th period will start with a schedule change: The lecture series by prof. Noteborn "In-vivo biomolecular interactions underlying diseases" will start at 9 o'clock in the Cell Observatory followed by the start of the lecture series "Biophysics of Proteins and Protein Interactions" by prof. Ubbink and dr. Siegal. The following lectures will take place at the scheduled dates.
Deze zomer organiseert NWO Chemische Wetenschappen (CW) samen met de Topsector Chemie een studentencompetitie.
Tot 8 mei kunnen teams van masterstudenten voorstellen indienen om in de zomermaanden een onderzoeksstage te doen met als doel om een creatieve oplossing te vinden voor een maatschappelijke of industriële uitdaging.
On the 12th of May Study Association LIFE organises the Life Science Symposium ‘LIMITS OF LIFESPAN – understanding and countering the causes of ageing’. During this day both national and international experts will elaborate on ageing from the perspective of (bio)medical sciences, ethics and policy-making.
please make your voice heard and participate in the NSE survey! The NSE survey is an important survey that universities use to know how students think about the program. This is not yet another survey, but the most important survey for your program.
Your student fraternity (S.V. Life or CDL) may win several prices including an iPod if they reach the highest student participation of our faculty.
Participation is easy just follow this link NSE entry
The course Science Methodology – Understanding the Principles of Scientific Research starts on February 10 2014. The content and program are detailed below. On March 24 Prof Miedema will present a public lecture "Science in Transition".
One of our talented MSc Chemistry graduates was awarded the prestiguous AkzoNobel Afstudeerprijs voor Chemie en Procestechnologie during a festive ceremony in the Hodshon House, the residence of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen.
The KHMW is the oldest learned society in the Netherlands founded in 1752 that aims to bridge science and society. Rik received the award for his graduation work in the group of prof Koper and dr Juurlink. During the ceremony also several other Leiden and Delft students received talent awards o.a. Tes Apeldoorn, Ewout Knibbe and Teun Kuil.
During the LIC Master's opening event on September 2nd "Best student" prizes were awarded by prof dr Mathieu Noteborn to four exceptional students: first of all Els van Mierlo (following an LST programme) and Stefan van der Vorm (Chemistry), who both followed a Leiden/Delft Bachelor program. Tom Vermaas (following a Chemistry programme) and Nicolas Bastidas (LST) were awarded the "Best student" prize for "best zij-instromer".
Congratulations to all!
The digital study guides for the master programs Chemistry and Life Science and Technology are available here.
The study guides are last updated on December 3 2013.
In the fall of 2013 the Cyttron II consortium (www.cyttron.org) provides a lecture series on current research in bioimaging and personalized diagnostics tools. During the course, researchers from different partners will be present their latest projects within the consortium, showing students the variety of academic as well as industrial research happening right now in the field of bioimaging and diagnostics.
Chemistry of Life - engineering biology
Dit jaar slaan de KNCV en de NBV de handen ineen tijdens een nieuw evenement: Chemistry of Life - engineering biology. In dit evenement komen de KNCV-Voorjaarsbijeenkomst en de NBV-Werkgroependag samen. Dit nieuwe evenement vindt plaats op dinsdag 25 juni 2013 in de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen.
This month there a lot of colloquia planned. Today's two student colloquia have been aligned in the Havingazaal where Lucien Lameijer and Mickey Harvey will present their colloquium. On Friday there are two colloquia by Mariek Guijt starting at 2 o'clock and by Louise Treffers starting at 4 o'clock. On May 30 there are two more colloquia planned (now at different times but at the same location) by Ard Jan Grimbergen and Willem Noteborn.
We hope to see a lot of master students at these colloquia!
Leiden Institute of Chemistry research groups actively participate in four Graduate Schools that are jointly organised by different research groups at Dutch Universities. These Graduate Schools recruit the most talented Chemistry and Life Sciences students on an individual basis. Students have to apply at the Graduate School of their choice where accepted students will follow an excellence program and are invited to write a research proposal at the end of their master’s program.
On Thursday May 16 we organized our traditional Meet the Mentor market aimed at last year bachelor students WO and HBO who want to start a master's programme Chemistry or Life Science & Technology and MSc students who are looking for a mentor. For those who missed the event the presentation can be downloaded below.
Het eerstvolgende startmoment van de lerarenopleiding is maandag 26 augustus 2013. Voor de aanmelding geldt een deadline.
Uiterste aanmeldingsdatum voor de educatieve master en de educatieve track is 1 mei 2013.
Uiterste aanmeldingsdatum voor het zij-instroomtraject is 1 mei 2013.
On Thursday February 7 Ir. Hans Fransen will discuss the modern use of library information by scientists. The meeting starts at 13:30 in lecture room C2 of the Gorlaeus Laboratories. MSc students can earn a "colloquium" point and may join us in the later in the afternoon for a coffee meeting with the teaching staff.
Science Methodology – Understanding the Principles of Scientific Research
A course for students in natural sciences
During the BSc and MSc education students learn lots of scientific facts, but do they know how science works? In this course the basic principles of the methodology used in the natural sciences are taught. The aim is to let the student contemplate concepts like ‘truth’, ‘experiments’, ‘models’, ‘confirmation/falsification’ and make the student aware of the
limitations of the ability to make objective observations.
During the LIC Master's opening event on September 3rd "Best student" prizes were awarded to three exceptional students: "doorstromer" Annet Blom (following both a Chemistry and LST programme), and "externe instromers" Sara Ali (Chemistry) and Silvia Hoeboer (LST).
The masterplanner is now available for students that want to create a programme on-line. An account is required and instructions can be found here.
The planner should work for students that started in the study year 2010-2011 or later. You can send feedback using the "side panel" Feedback.
The schedule of the MSc Chemistry and MSc Life Science & Technology has been updated.
The new course "Science Methodology" has been included.
The updated schedule for the study year 2011-2012 is available for download: the final schedule will appear here.
Some events are scheduled incorrectly; here are the correct dates of recent events.
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Unfortunately you cannot submit new essays since August 1st!
Nature Chemistry encourages undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs to enter the competition, but it is also open to those slightly further on in their careers. To submit an essay, however, it must be no more than 5 years since the author has completed their final training appointment (Ph.D. or postdoctoral position) as of the 1 August 2011.
International Leiden Leadership Programme for ambitious master’s students
The ILLP is an honours programme in English, worth 4 EC, that gives you an opportunity to learn about leadership and develop your personal leadership style. The programme is taught from January through June. During the ILLP, master’s students (further) develop their personal leadership style.
A ‘Masterday’ has been organised for Life Science and Technology and Chemistry Master students on Tuesday 8 May. This day aims to address the questions on every Master student’s mind: “what should I do after my Master? A PhD? Or not? What are the possibilities?” A number of speakers from the academic and business sectors will outline the benefits and drawbacks of the paths they themselves have followed , and thereby provide insight into the options available. A discussion will follow, giving you the opportunity to ask the speakers further questions.
During the LIC Master's opening on September 2nd "Best student" prizes were awarded to four students achieving the highest results: "doorstromers" Rik Mom (Chemistry) and Marloes Petrus (LST), and "non-doorstromers" Wietse Smit (Chemistry) and Lynda Russell (LST).
Masterlunch 30 april
For English, see below.
In het volgende studiejaar gaat er veel veranderen aan de opzet van de masters LS&T en Chemistry. Verder zijn wij erg benieuwd wat jullie vinden over de opleidingen. Denk bijvoorbeeld aan vakken, administratie, communicatie enzovoort!
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