The cell is the building block of life, the smallest unit with the molecular characteristics of a living system. Increased knowledge of the mechanisms of the biomolecular and biochemical processes in the cell can lead to better medicines and new methods for combating diseases.
The two-year MSc programme in Life Science and Technology is based on research carried out in the life sciences and chemistry groups of the Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC). Researchers take a science-based approach in finding tailored solutions for complex societal problems as encountered in personalised medicine, systems biology and sustainable use of biological sources. Starting from day one and during the whole master programme you are a member of a research team in the LIC. Guided by a personal mentor, you can assemble a tailor-made educational programme for optimal training to become a life sciences professional.