BCM (Graduate school in Biochemistry, Cell biology and Microbiology)
1. Composition of the School
1.1. Constituting laboratories
Faculty of Medicine :
1.5. Administrative secretary :
Mr. R. Gomes da Silva
The Graduate School wants to accommodate and train young researchers in the field of Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Virology and Parasitology, where molecular biology is the common tool.
3. Research Topics
Metabolic studies, Hormones and metabolism, Human Molecular Genetics, Experimental Pharmacology, Special Pathological Anatomy, Cell biology, Cytokines, Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Microbial pathogenesis, Viral pathogenesis.
The hosting laboratories will accommodate graduate students who prepare themselves for the degree of "Docteur en Sciences BiomÈdicales" (equivalent to a PhD). During his or her training the graduate student will carry out original research under the supervision of one of the members of the School. Every student follows at least 90 hours of post-graduate courses according to his own taste and in relation to the research project. Courses can be selected from those provided by the UCL. In addition the Graduate School BCM is responsible for the following courses:
Students who have already obtained a post-graduate degree such as a DEA (Belgium, France) or a Master degree, may be given dispensation. During the 4 years of the graduate studies the candidate will attend at least 60 seminars given by invited speakers or local scientists who do not belong to the laboratory where the candidate carries out his or her research.