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Biology is a natural science, together with chemistry and physics, and it is taught in schools of all levels. This field explores all living and non-living forms of life, from microorganisms to plants, animals and humans. Biology sub-disciplines focus on species and groups of organisms and offer an in-depth study of their growth and evolution, origin, actions and distribution around the world.

Zoology, biophysics, anthropology, histology and ecology are only some of the specializations that students choose for a Master’s degree in biology. Others may enrol in a degree programme that focuses on the foundations of modern biology, such as cell theory, evolution, genetics, homeostasis and energy. While classic biology had the cell as a centre point, today the focus of attention is on energy, as a mechanism of survival for organisms.

Graduates of a Master degree in biology enter a competitive employment market, where practical experience plays a major role. They are able to find jobs as higher education lecturers, pharmacologists, research scientists or science writers.

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Short Course Nature and Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics

Thanks to recent technological advances, we are closer than ever to explaining where our individual differences come from. Our ability to map human DNA at high resolution in large populations is now enabling us to link genetic variation to traits and disease at the molecular level. The Nature and Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics course is offered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Netherlands
Short Course Erasmus Summer Programme in Biostatistics

Each year the Erasmus Summer Programme in Biostatistics offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam provides hundreds of students, researchers and health professionals with the opportunity to boost their scientific careers. It is a specialized event that offers three weeks of á la carte research training in quantitative medical and health research.

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Certificate Tropical-Plus

This Tropical-Plus course from the University of Pisa is designed to bring together professionals from different disciplines (medicine, chemists and biochemists, physics, pharmacy, technical science, nursing) that would like to learn more about preclinical research in the field of radiopharmaceuticals as well as on their diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Italy