Biotech Summer School 2018

Biotech Summer School 2018

Course dates:
6 August, 2018 to 10 August, 2018
€450-€990 (without/with accommodation)
Engineering & Sciences
Application deadline:
Tuesday, 1 May, 2018
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

General information

  • Are you a bachelor student with a background in biology, chemistry, biotechnology or biomedical sciences?
  • Do you want to learn how biotechnology is used in applications?
  • Do you want to learn more on themes related to cancer research, synthetic biology, structural biology, plant genetics, and research valorisation?

If so, then sign up and come to Brussels for a week's summer school.

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.


We can organise accommodation for you or you can arrange it yourself. There are two registration fee options taking this into account.


Application Deadline: 1 May 2018.

Please upload on the Application tab, your cv and motivational letter. If accepted you will be contacted with information on how and where to register, as well as payment details.

You can apply, click here - applications are open!

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Contact information

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