Belgium, Brussels

BIOTECH summer school in Brussels - where biology meets technology

when 5 August 2019 - 9 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 450

You will be immersed in the multidisciplinary and international research environment of the VUB which has an excellent reputation in training and research in molecular biology and biotechnology. Inspiring lectures will be combined with hands-on workshops with experienced researchers in state-of-the-art laboratories of the "Structural Biology Brussels", "Microbiology" and "Cellular and Molecular Immunology" research groups.
You will go on a fascinating journey starting from the molecular level with a focus on proteins, to the cellular level with a focus on the engineering of microorganisms for use as cell factories, and on disease. The common thread through all the workshops and lectures are two classes of proteins: green fluorescent protein, which can be used as a research tool, and nanobodies, a unique class of camel antibiodies with far-reaching applications in biotechnology and medicine. Every day of the summer school will focus on a different theme: molecules, genes, cells, disease and applications.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Eveline Peeters

Target group

Bachelor students with a background in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, biomedical sciences

Course aim

To give an overview of how biotechnology is used in applications.
To give insight into themes related to cancer research, synthetic biology, structural biology, plant genetics, and research valorisation.

Fee info

EUR 450: EUR 450: This fee covers registration costs and materials used. it also includes all lunches and some dinners
Accommodation is NOT included.
Travel costs are NOT included.
EUR 990: This fee covers registration costs and materials used. Accommodation is included. It also includes all lunches and some dinners.
Travel costs are NOT included


There are NO scholarships available for this course.