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Education by MERLN

MERLN’s scientists are involved in educational activities within different undergraduate and graduate programmes such as the Biomedical Sciences master, University College Maastricht and the Maastricht Science Programme where we teach and tutor both practical as well as theoretical courses. Our expertise lies in biology, chemistry, materials science and engineering, with distinct emphasis on biomedical applications, including regenerative medicine.

The Biomedical Sciences master

The master in Biomedical Sciences (BMS) focuses on state-of-the-art methodology and skills that enable researchers to unravel the molecular and cellular mechanisms in health and disease with the ultimate goal to restore health.

We coordinate one of the five specializations within the master BMS, "Regenerative Medicine", which aims at creating solutions to restore structure and function of permanently damaged tissues and organs by using a combination of science and technology. Topics focus on both the molecular biological (including stem cell biology and gene therapies) and technological (including tissue engineering and bio-fabrication technologies) aspects, and the combination thereof within a clinical context. Have a look at the video which explains this master track further

Courses at Maastricht University in which MERLN is involved:


  • MBS1304: The Science and Technology of Regenerative Medicine, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • SCI3050: Case Studies in Biomedical Sciences, University College Maastricht


  • BBS1002: Homeostasis and organ systems, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • BBS1020: Scientific English Writing
  • BBS2042: Cell signaling
  • BIO1001: Introduction to Natural Sciences: Biology
  • BMS2001: Designing Scientific Research, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • CHE3002: Transition Metal Chemistry
  • ITM2105: Thinking and doing, Bachelor International Track in Medicine
  • MBS1304: The Science and Technology of Regenerative Medicine, Master Biomedical Sciences
  • PHY1002: Mathematical Foundations of Physics, Bachelor Maastricht Science Program
  • PHY2002: Vibrations and Waves
  • PHY2003: Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
  • PRA1001: Research Methods, Bachelor Maastricht Science Program