Netherlands, Utrecht (Utrecht City Campus)

Molecular Mechanisms in Cancer

when 4 August 2014 - 8 August 2014
duration 1 week
credits 1.5 ECTS
fee EUR 500

This course focuses on the molecular mechanisms that turn a normal cell into a cancer cell. We will explore the regulation of cell cycle progression, the control of transcription regulation and the signaling networks that enable cells to execute vital processes such as growth, division and migration, and how malfunctioning of these processes may lead to tumour formation and metastasis.

The students will be introduced to state-of-the-art methods in molecular cancer research and novel strategies for developing and testing drugs to halt the formation of tumours. The course combines lectures, discussions, laboratory tours, and a hands-on experiment.

Course leader

Prof. dr. Hans Bos

Target group

Advanced bachelors/beginning masters in the (bio)medical and life sciences with a background in molecular biology, cell biology and genetics/genomics as well as proficiency in English. Applicants go through a selection procedure.
Maximum number of participants: 20.

Course aim

After following the course, students should be able to explain how cancer develops, which techniques and models are used to study the cancer process, and how knowledge of the cancer process can be used to improve diagnosis and treatment.

Credits info

1.5 ECTS
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 500: Course + course materials + housing

EUR 300: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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