Collaborative Science for Biomedical Breakthroughs
Collaborative Science for Biomedical Breakthroughs

The main goal of this minor is to bring together students who want to explore how biomedical research works and are eager to contribute their ideas to ongoing, real-life scientific research. The research focus of the 2023-2024 minor is Integrative Neuromedicine. You will contribute to this field by asking new questions and developing innovative projects to answer those questions.

The joint Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors are multidisciplinary and open to all students of Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Do you want to explore a challenging topic with peers from diverse academic backgrounds? Do you want to do science that matters? Then this minor is the right choice for you. Composed of two main parts, you will develop useful skills in areas of communication, collaboration, research and reflection while doing scientific research. You will work in small multidisciplinary teams coached by a research scientist and a PhD student. The teams collaborate with the other teams in the minor. Each week includes workshops and lectures on skill development, independent/group study and a knowledge integration symposiums. The research focus of the 2023-2024 minor is Integrative Neuromedicine.  More information


Reasons to choose a Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor:

1. Joint education by three top-class universities.
2. Important societal challenges and new solutions.
3. Educators and students from different academic fields.
4. Cases by companies, governments and NGOs.
5. Expand your network in Leiden, Den Haag, Delft and Rotterdam.

More Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors

  • Admission requirements: This Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor is open to all students of Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam. 
  • Number of places: Although it varies according to the minor, between 40 and 90 students can participate. A number of places are reserved for each university in order to ensure a balanced distribution from the different programmes.
  • Language: All Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minors are taught in English.
  • Credits: All minors have a coherent program of 30 EC. It is possible to only follow the first block of 15 EC.
  • Location: The lectures and seminars are held in one or more of the following cities: Leiden, Delft, The Hague, Rotterdam. 
  • Applications: You apply for a Leiden-Delft-Erasmus minor via eduXchange.
  • Selection: This is a selection minor. Make sure you check the application date.

Lecturers about this minor:

Dimphna MeijerDr. Dimphna Meijer (Assistant Professor Bionanoscience, teacher and supervisor in CSBB minor): "I am very excited to be part of this new collaborative minor as a teacher. The mix of collaboration, communication, reflection and research skills will be a completely new approach for the student teams to work on important biomedical issues. I cannot wait to attend the first symposium where the teams present their findings!"