Internship opportunities for students

Internship opportunities are grouped by programme. Use the menu bar on top to navigate this page. Projects listed under ‘Old’ were submitted last year. Some of these may still be valid and of interest. Students may also inquire with one of the examiners for internship opportunities.

Bachelor Biology projects

Project Date (file size)
Internship in Sicily 2021 - with Erasmus grant if possible due to the pandemic
14-04-2021 (616 kb)
Going abroad: Join us protecting Sicily`s nature Practical semesters, Bachelor / Master Thesis or Voluntary service at Mount Etna Dear Students, We offer you the possibility to join ... More information
The physiology and genetics of heat tolerance in tomato pollen development - Martijn Jansen MSc and dr Ivo Rieu
21-01-2021 (402 kb)
Internship opportunity on the physiology and genetics of heat tolerance in tomato including 2 weeks of field work in Spain/Turkey. Background: With a changing climate the average temperature ... More information
Simulating and analyzing the brain - Donders - dr Fleur Zeldenrust
17-06-2020 (74 kb)
Department of Neurophysiology Dr Fleur Zeldenrust Heyendaalseweg 135 Internal mailbox: 33 6525 HJ Nijmegen The Netherlands Tel.: +31 (0)24 ... More information
Several experimental and computational projects at The Hex Maze project of Donders - dr Lisa Genzel
17-06-2020 (652 kb)
The Hex Maze: studying how previous knowledge affects the way we learn Efficient navigation through changing environments requires fast and acc ... More information
Several experimental and computational projects at in the project Memory Consolidation in Object Space Task of Donders - dr Lisa Genzel
17-06-2020 (361 kb)
The Object Space Task: How do we form cumulative memories over multiple episodes Declarative memory includes representations from single episodic events as well as cumulative representations formed over mul ... More information
Post-fire ecosystem restoration - dr Bjorn Robroek
17-06-2020 (551 kb)
POST-FIRE PEATLAND RESTORATION POST-FIRE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION Wildfires are increasing across the globe. In a timeframe of just a few days or weeks, carbon that has been accumulated over centu ... More information
Plant functional diversity and its role on peatland functioning - dr Bjorn Robroek
17-06-2020 (243 kb)
PLANT FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY AND ITS ROLE ON PEATLAND FUNCTIONING Kittlakullaccommodation PLANT FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY AND ITS ROLE ON PEATLAND FUNCTIONING Since 2009, I am running a plant rem ... More information
Only September 2020 start possible - Characterization of auditory performance using EEG (dr Elisabeth Noordanus)
17-06-2020 (110 kb)
Project title: Characterization of auditory performance using EEG On-site supervisor: Elisabeth Noordanus Principal Investigator: John van Opstal Donders Theme: 2 (Perception, A ... More information
Elucidating the neural mechanisms of memory development using rodent in vivo electrophysiology - dr Freyja Olafsdottir
17-06-2020 (192 kb)
Master’s Internship Project proposal Project title: The neural mechanisms of memory development On-site s ... More information
Department Internal Medicine - Characterization of a zebrafish model for pheochromocytoma, an adrenal cancer type
17-06-2020 (269 kb)
Characterization of a zebrafish model for pheochromocytoma, an adrenal cancer type Clinical relevance Patients with pheochromocytoma have tumors that originate from ch ... More information
Computational and Auditory Neurophysiology Projects - dr Bernhard Englitz
17-06-2020 (194 kb)
The brain is a formidable computing device, outperforming our sm ... More information
Literature review on contact-free measurement of body temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate
17-06-2020 (376 kb)
Literature review on contact-free measurement of body temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate 1 month Contact: Prof. dr. Lucas Noldus (Department of Biophysics, Radboud University, l.noldus@donders.ru. ... More information
Methane bubbles in aquatic sediment - dr Sarian Kosten
17-06-2020 (272 kb)
Methane bubbles in aquatic sediment: subsurface visualization [student campus access required] Methane is an important greenhouse gas and wetlands are responsible for a large share of the global emis ... More information
Environmental impact of fishponds (with fieldwork in Brazil and Individual Travel Grant possible) - dr Sarian Kosten
17-06-2020 (50 kb)
Environmental impact of fishponds (with fieldwork in Brazil) - Individual Travel Grant applies to this internship Contact: Sarian Kosten Now that wild fish catches are stabilizing or declining ... More information
Biodiversity on our campus - Prof Henk Siepel
23-01-2020 (445 kb)
Biodiversity on our campus How to improve biodiversity in the Netherlands is a big question. We can start at our very own campus of Radboud University as a major player in Nijmegen, in 2018 Green Capital of ... More information
Predicting size distributions of insects in patchy landscapes - Prof Henk Siepel
23-01-2020 (420 kb)
Predicting size distributions of insects in patchy landscapes Henk Siepel Size is a crucial factor in explaining variation in metabolic rate between individuals. On its turn, metabolic rate interacts
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Master Biology projects

Project Date (file size)
Internship in Sicily 2021 - with Erasmus grant if possible due to the pandemic
14-04-2021 (616 kb)
Going abroad: Join us protecting Sicily`s nature Practical semesters, Bachelor / Master Thesis or Voluntary service at Mount Etna Dear Students, We offer you the possibility to join ... More information
Master internship at NIOO
09-04-2021 (35 kb)
Link to the internship position: https://nioo.knaw.nl/nl/node/14506 ... More information
Internship Aquatic Ecology - Microbiology - Dredging Phoslock project
15-03-2021 (537 kb)
Contact: Tom Nijman t.nijman@science.ru.nl CAN DREDGING AND PHOSLOCKDECREASE METHANE EMISSIONS BY CHANGING THE MICROBIAL COMMUNITY? CAN DRE ... More information
Internship opportunity in infection biology in Jena - Erasmus grant can apply - contact Science International Office
25-02-2021 (289 kb)
MSc internship opportunity in infection biology in Jena, Germany Within the research group Adaptive Pathogenicity Strategies in the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infectio ... More information
The physiology and genetics of heat tolerance in tomato pollen development - Martijn Jansen MSc and dr Ivo Rieu
21-01-2021 (402 kb)
Internship opportunity on the physiology and genetics of heat tolerance in tomato including 2 weeks of field work in Spain/Turkey. Background: With a changing climate the average temperature ... More information
Review on Tomato GMOs with enhanced thermotolerance - dr Ivo Rieu
17-06-2020 (176 kb)
Dr. Ivo Rieu offers a Review (6 EC) on Tomato GMOs with enhanced thermotolerance Contact via i.rieu@science.ru.nl for more information on this topic ... More information
Post-fire ecosystem restoration - dr Bjorn Robroek
17-06-2020 (551 kb)
POST-FIRE PEATLAND RESTORATION POST-FIRE ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION Wildfires are increasing across the globe. In a timeframe of just a few days or weeks, carbon that has been accumulated over centu ... More information
Plant functional diversity and its role on peatland functioning - dr Bjorn Robroek
17-06-2020 (243 kb)
PLANT FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY AND ITS ROLE ON PEATLAND FUNCTIONING Kittlakullaccommodation PLANT FUNCTIONAL DIVERSITY AND ITS ROLE ON PEATLAND FUNCTIONING Since 2009, I am running a plant rem ... More information
Mimee Lab - Engineering the microbiome using synthetic biology (University of Chicago) – from January 2021 (if lab is open again) and with ITG scholarship
17-06-2020 (253 kb)
Master’s Internships in Microbiome Engineering The intimate association between host and microbe has profound implications on human health. In recent years, the human microbiota ha ... More information
Internships in Paraguay with an Individual Travel Grant
17-06-2020 (195 kb)
Internships in Paraguay with an Individual Travel Grant https://www.paralatierra.org/ Contact the organization and arrange an examiner from RU. ... More information
Internship at Nijhuis Industries - Removal of medicines and micropollutants from wastewater
17-06-2020 (126 kb)
Background In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in micropollutant removal and a growing public awareness and concern for micropollutants. While conventional methods have prove ... More information
Internship at Nijhuis Industries - Electrochemical system for the removal of pollutants etc
17-06-2020 (135 kb)
Background Climate change and the continuous population growth are key contributing factors to clean water shortage worldwide. One way to mitigate the rise of water scarcity is by improving the ... More information
Internship at Nijhuis Industries - Bio based green fertilizer production from livestock manure
17-06-2020 (127 kb)
Background The agricultural sector has a large environmental impact. On a global scale, the agricultural sector is responsible for around 30% of the total greenhouse gas emissions, while eutrop ... More information
Effects of permafrost thaw on greenhouse gas emissions in Norway will run in 2020 2021 and 2022 - Erasmus grant can be requested
17-06-2020 (193 kb)
The effects of permafrost thaw on greenhouse gas emissions in Norway Are you interested in ... ● climate change and its impacts on terrestrial ecosystem? ● understanding how microorganisms ... More information
Review topic on Colonization of intermittent dry shores of rivers and lakes by terrestrial vegetation - dr Sarian Kosten
17-06-2020 (273 kb)
Review: Colonization of intermittent dry shores of rivers and lakes by terrestrial vegetation When water levels drop, be it naturally during dry periods or due to management activities, previously w ... More information
Methane bubbles in aquatic sediment - dr Sarian Kosten
17-06-2020 (272 kb)
Methane bubbles in aquatic sediment: subsurface visualization [student campus access required] Methane is an important greenhouse gas and wetlands are responsible for a large share of the global emis ... More information
Environmental impact of fishponds (with fieldwork in Brazil and Individual Travel Grant possible) - dr Sarian Kosten
17-06-2020 (50 kb)
Environmental impact of fishponds (with fieldwork in Brazil) - Individual Travel Grant applies to this internship Contact: Sarian Kosten Now that wild fish catches are stabilizing or declining ... More information
Internship Deltares in Clay ripening and greenhouse gas emissions
11-03-2020 (171 kb)
Internship opportunity at Deltares - Clay ripening and greenhouse gas emissions About the project In the Netherlands many of the waterways are dredged annually. The dredged sediment is ... More information
Biodiversity on our campus - Prof Henk Siepel
23-01-2020 (445 kb)
Biodiversity on our campus How to improve biodiversity in the Netherlands is a big question. We can start at our very own campus of Radboud University as a major player in Nijmegen, in 2018 Green Capital of ... More information
The role of field margins in biodiversity - Prof Henk Siepel
23-01-2020 (423 kb)
The role of field margins in biodiversity Motive Flower-rich field margins, extensively managed, will play a more prominent role in the countryside in the future. In a number of large projects, like ... More information
Predicting size distributions of insects in patchy landscapes - Prof Henk Siepel
23-01-2020 (420 kb)
Predicting size distributions of insects in patchy landscapes Henk Siepel Size is a crucial factor in explaining variation in metabolic rate between individuals. On its turn, metabolic rate interacts
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Master Medical Biology projects

Project Date (file size)
Cortisol for PTSS_internship_description_2021
07-05-2021 (83 kb)
Project title: Targeted glucocorticoid treatment for HPA-axis dysfunction in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) More information
Internship reCAP SARS-COV-2
01-04-2021 (72 kb)
Master's student for internship at the Department of Intensive Care Medicine on recombinant alkaline phosphatase as a new treatment option for COVID-19. Dear students, The Intensive Care Department ... More information
Internship in Leiden - Molecular Epidemiology Twinlife Differentiation
11-03-2021 (168 kb)
Master Internship - Biomedical Science Title Project Assessing the difference in differentiation capacity between mesenchymal stromal cells derived from the umbilical cord of monocho ... More information
Internship opportunity in infection biology in Jena - Erasmus grant can apply - contact Science International Office
25-02-2021 (289 kb)
MSc internship opportunity in infection biology in Jena, Germany Within the research group Adaptive Pathogenicity Strategies in the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infectio ... More information
Experimental Urology - Growth factor functionalized hydrogels
10-02-2021 (478 kb)
Growth factor-functionalized hydrogel for treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Location: Experimental Urology, RIMLS Duration: minimal 5 months/ >30 EC, starting from April 2021 We are looking f ... More information
Lab Mitochondrial Diseases and Ageing in Cologne - Erasmus grant applies
04-02-2021 (111 kb)
MSc Student Position available Laboratory of Mitochondrial Diseasea and Ageing Prof. Aleksandra Trifunovic CECAD - Cluster of Excellence in A ... More information
FOXP2 mutations in the general population
25-11-2020 (94 kb)
FOXP2 mutations in the general population Our department is highly interested in the gene FOXP2, and the related genes FOXP1 and FOXP4. Heterozygous mutations in FOXP2 cause a neurodevelopmental disorder ca ... More information
A translational approach to GHB addiction (start September 2021)
24-09-2020 (104 kb)
A translational approach to GHB addiction Recreational GHB use and GHB addiction prevalence has strongly increased over the last decade in The Netherlands and several other Weste ... More information
Research internship combining AI (artificial intelligence) and structural biology_TCRp MHC_modelling
14-09-2020 (262 kb)
Integrative TCR:peptide:MHC modelling Deeper understanding of the immune system’s intricacies has led to clinical breakthroughs of personalized cancer vaccines in eliminating tumors in advanced-stage canc ... More information
2 internship positions in the group Behavioral Neurogenetics
11-09-2020 (105 kb)
Two internship positions in the group Behavioral Neurogenetics of dr. Judith Homberg What? Project one. Internship position available for a project about serotonin and its co ... More information
Research Internship Max Planck Institute - Exploring genetic relationships between musicality and early social, motor and language abilities
07-09-2020 (37 kb)
Research internship at Max Planck Institute - Exploring genetic relationships between musicality, and early social, motor and language abilities https://www.mpi.nl/career-education/vacancies/vacancy ... More information
Research internship at Max Planck Institute - Functional characterisations of genetic variance structures
07-09-2020 (38 kb)
Research internship at Max Planck Institute - Functional characterisations of genetic variance structures: A gene-set study of genetic associations between social, motor and language abilities https ... More information
Masters internship Complement-Mediated Disorders - Pediatric Diseases
15-08-2020 (188 kb)
Master internship complement-mediated disorders Department of Pediatrics, Radboudumc Project duration: at least 6 months Project starts: Octobe ... More information
Exploring the effects of noradrenaline on memory accuracy and strength using FosTRAP2 mice with iDISCO+ technique
01-08-2020 (219 kb)
Internship position available for project “Exploring the effects of noradrenaline on memory accuracy and strength using FosTRAP2 mice with iDISCO+ technique” Contact sevgi.bahtiyar@radboudumc.nl ... More information
Effects of the stress hormone noradrenaline on the neutral circuitry underlying memory quality
01-08-2020 (48 kb)
Internship position available for project "Effects of the stress hormone noradrenaline on the neural circuitry underlying memory quality" Contact Qi.Song@radboudumc.nl CNS department of Radbo ... More information
Optimization of Nanoparticle-based hydrogel 2020
09-07-2020 (134 kb)
Internship Available (Radboud University) Document no.: 0.1 Version no.: 0.1 Date:2020JUL02 One Master Thesis at Biome ... More information
Optimization & Upscaling for Microparticle-based Hydrogel 2020
09-07-2020 (134 kb)
Internship Available ( Radboud University) Document no.: 0.1 Version no.: 0.1 Date:2020JUL02 One Master ... More information
PGM1 deficiency – A heterogeneous myopathy with opportunities for treatment - Lefeber Glyco Team
08-07-2020 (613 kb)
Master Internship Project General project title: PGM1 deficiency - A heterogeneous myopathy with opportunities for treatment Group leader: Daily supervisor: Period: Starting date: Dr ... More information
Several experimental and computational projects at The Hex Maze project of Donders
17-06-2020 (652 kb)
The Hex Maze: studying how previous knowledge affects the way we learn Efficient navigation through changing environments requires fast and acc ... More information
Several experimental and computational projects at in the project Memory Consolidation in Object Space Task of Donders
17-06-2020 (361 kb)
The Object Space Task: How do we form cumulative memories over multiple episodes Declarative memory includes representations from single episodic events as well as cumulative representations formed over mul ... More information
RU Max Planck internship in Bats, Brains and Molecular Studies
17-06-2020 (404 kb)
Bats, brains and molecular studies (MSc student) In this study, we will test for convergence of gene expression of bat species. Next to their echolocation capabilities, many bat species have comple ... More information
Only September 2020 start possible - Characterization of auditory performance using EEG (dr Elisabeth Noordanus)
17-06-2020 (110 kb)
Project title: Characterization of auditory performance using EEG On-site supervisor: Elisabeth Noordanus Principal Investigator: John van Opstal Donders Theme: 2 (Perception, A ... More information
Mimee Lab - Engineering the microbiome using synthetic biology (University of Chicago) – from January 2021 (if lab is open again) and with ITG scholarship
17-06-2020 (253 kb)
Master’s Internships in Microbiome Engineering The intimate association between host and microbe has profound implications on human health. In recent years, the human microbiota ha ... More information
Elucidating the neural mechanisms of memory development using rodent in vivo electrophysiology - dr Freyja Olafsdottir
17-06-2020 (192 kb)
Master’s Internship Project proposal Project title: The neural mechanisms of memory development On-site s ... More information
Department Internal Medicine - Characterization of a zebrafish model for pheochromocytoma, an adrenal cancer type
17-06-2020 (269 kb)
Characterization of a zebrafish model for pheochromocytoma, an adrenal cancer type Clinical relevance Patients with pheochromocytoma have tumors that originate from ch ... More information
Computational and Auditory Neurophysiology Projects - dr Bernhard Englitz
17-06-2020 (194 kb)
The brain is a formidable computing device, outperforming our sm ... More information
Masters internship_Kidney_Physiology_Part_in_USA (ITG Grant applies for this internship)
10-03-2020 (2641 kb)
Deciphering the func.on of a novel protein involved in magnesium balanceAre you interested on kidney physiology and want to do an internship abroad? This is your o pportunit y to contribut e to new findings in kidney re ... More information

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Old project descriptions

Project Date (file size)
Circle of life - in cooperation with Wageningen University
23-01-2020 (447 kb)
Circle of life Circle of Life project (“Dood doet Leven”) ARK Nature is committed to the restoration of scavenger populations. Since 2008, they work with several partners on the Circle of Life ( ... More information
Review (without practicals) or Intership (with practicals) topic Impact of dredging on aquatic GHG emissions
21-11-2019 (41 kb)
Impact of dredging on aquatic GHG emissions Aquatic ecosystems are global hotspots for greenhouse gas emissions. Climate smart water management, aiming at reducing the emission from aquatic ecosystems is a ... More information
Internship at Cancer Biology at the University of Pennsylvania - with Individual Travel Grant from RU
26-10-2019 (98 kb)
Opening for a full-time master student for research internship (6+ months) The laboratory of Eric J. Brown, Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Pennsylvania, is seeking a motivated int ... More information
Internship Heart Regeneration - Melbourne - with Individual Travel grant
10-10-2019 (334 kb)
Melbourne, Australia Department Heart Regeneration At the department of Heart Regeneration (MCRI, Melbourne) we use Pluripotent Stem Cells (PSC) to grow cardiomyocytes (heart cells) a ... More information
Master internship Pediatric Nephrology_ROS and ER stress
07-10-2019 (128 kb)
Master internship: The crosstalk between reactive oxygen species and endoplasmic reticulum stress in podocytes Department: Pediatric Nephrology Project duration: At least 6 months
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Master internship Pediatric Nephrology_Levamisole
07-10-2019 (144 kb)
Master internship: Molecular mechanism of levamisole in podocytes in vitro Department: Pediatric Nephrology Project duration: At least 6 months Project starts: End of November (negotia ... More information
Review topic Azolla pests
03-10-2019 (638 kb)
All-you-can-eat: the biology and control of -devouring pests in the Netherlands The water fern (Azolla) is a floating aquatic plant which is commonly found in eutrophic water bodies throughout Europe. Azoll ... More information
Internship topic Azolla pests
03-10-2019 (638 kb)
All-you-can-eat: the biology and control of -devouring weevils in the Netherlands The water fern (Azolla) is a floating aquatic plant which is commonly found in eutrophic water bodies throughout Europe. Azo ... More information
Internship Whitehead Institute MIT_USA with Individual Travel Grant
30-09-2019 (389 kb)
INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Whitehead Institute, MA, USA (2019, 2020) Laboratory of Professor David M. Sabatini Supervisor: Izabella A Pena PhD, Postdoctora ... More information
Several internships at Department Molecular Neurobiology
26-09-2019 (34 kb)
Molecular Neurobiology https://www.ru.nl/donders/research/theme-2-perception-action-control/research-groups-theme-2/molecular- neurobiology/ Research Summary: The Storkebaum lab combines Drosoph ... More information
Internschip Radboudumc Otogenetics
24-09-2019 (62 kb)
Genetic Therapy for Dominant-Negative Disorders Internship project Otorhinolaryngology/Genetics (Erik de Vrieze & Erwin van Wijk) Background: Genetic therapies for recessively inherited disea ... More information
Building coastal landscapes - internship NIOZ
18-09-2019 (357 kb)
MSc internship: Building coastal landscapes with spatially organizing plants This project focuses on the key landscape-forming plant species of the three coastal ecosys ... More information
Internship_MarkerWadden
12-09-2019 (1474 kb)
Food web development from scratch: how does grazing influence the assembly of species in a novel ecosystem Marloes van den Akker Whatcouldyoudo? -Determinationof invertebratespecies (insect ... More information
Building a Molecular Landscape of Schizophrenia (Prof dr Gerard Martens)
17-08-2019 (330 kb)
Description of research project for internship Title of research project: Building a molecular landscape of schizophrenia: from human genetic and transcriptomics data to biological significance
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Deciphering new molecular mechanisms altering magnesium transport - Physiomics, dr Paul Heijnen
17-08-2019 (104 kb)
Deciphering new molecular mechanisms altering magnesium transport Background Magnesium is an essential ion for the human body since it i s involved in a broad range of physiological processes. ... More information
Structure-function relationship of the calcium channel TRPV5 (Physiomics, dr Paul Heijnen)
17-08-2019 (551 kb)
Structure - function relationship of the calcium channel TRPV5 Scientific context Ion channels are involved in many cellular processes and defects in ion channel functioning are implicated in ... More information
Neural Networks internship proposal 3-6months
05-08-2019 (32 kb)
Project proposal Project title: Neural activity associated with susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder On-site supervisor: Dr. Marloes Henckens (jPI) ... More information
Neural Networks internship proposal 6-12months
05-08-2019 (79 kb)
Project proposal Project title: Neural networks of susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder On-site supervisor: Dr. Marloes Henckens (jPI) Donders T ... More information
Internship Pediatrics, Complement-mediated disorders
10-07-2019 (34 kb)
Master internship complement-mediated disorders Department of Pediatrics, Radboudumc Project duration: at least 6 months Project starts: September 2019
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Internship Magnetogenetics (2 projects, several positions)
05-07-2019 (153 kb)
Master internship project (Neurobiology) Available from: 01.03.2019 Magnetogenetics: Cell-type specific, remote control of neural activity in a magnetic field More information
Internship Translational Psychiatry
03-07-2019 (382 kb)
Department: Cognitive Neuroscience Group: Translational Psychiatry Supervisor: Sabine van Heukelum Scientific background Aggressive behaviour is part of the repertoire for ... More information
Cable bacteria projects in Aarhus (with Erasmus scholarship)
02-07-2019 (144 kb)
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Vienna Project Neural Development (with Erasmus scholarship)
27-06-2019 (99 kb)
IMBA Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences DR. BOHR7GASSE 3 6 1030 VIENNA, AUSTRIA T: +43 1 79044 6 F: +43 1 790447110 IMBA 7 INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR BIOTEC ... More information

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Examiners

Students may inquire with one of the examiners for internship opportunities.

Project Date (file size)
Examiners Biosciences - List for students - December 2020
23-12-2020 (136 kb)
December 2020: This list has been compiled with care. Nevertheless, changes may occur that are not yet in this list. NameE-mailFacultyDepartmentSub department Aarts, Estheresther.aarts@donders.ru.nlDonders Ce ... More information

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