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    Welcome to the Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine

    Welcome to this website for the Doctoral School of Life Sciences and Medicine. It is developed to make the academic life of PhD students in Life Sciences and Medicine more efficient and better informed. This website will offer you direct updates on current activities of the Doctoral School, i.e. application for grants, central doctoral regulations, workshop offers.

    The DS in Life Sciences and Medicine wants to support its members in an interactive way in their research, their training and their academic activities. Each academic year, our Doctoral School has the ambition to offer structure, support and follow-up to its members. By doing so, it wants to improve the process of achieving a doctoral degree in a defined period of time, but also to improve the experience of being a PhD candidate at our university.

    Doctoral studies in the Life Sciences and Medicine can have various set-ups, from full-time funded four year tracks to part-time activities in our University Hospital combined with clinical specializations for more than 4 years.

    For this Doctoral School, the key words connecting this variety of pathways towards the doctoral degree are “good guidance and support”.

     

    Yours Sincerely,

    Prof. dr. Leo van Grunsven, Director

    Upcoming events

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    Thursday 16 November, 14 U - 16 U

    From research question to literature study

    This workshop discusses the most productive ways to define the research question, and how to refine it with the help of a literature study while staying focused on the research work.

    This workshop discusses the most productive ways to define the research question, and how to refi...

    Friday 8 December, 09 U - 16 U

    Speed reading

    The modern knowledge worker has to read more and more in our information society. Without proper training, our average/habitual reading speed of 250 words per minute would require more than 6 hours per day to remain up to date.

    The modern knowledge worker has to read more and more in our information society. Without proper ...

    Thursday 14 December, 10 U - 12 U

    Web of Science

    This workshop presents a short demo on how to use the Web of Science for research information retrieval using several search strategies.

    This workshop presents a short demo on how to use the Web of Science for research information ret...

    Tuesday 9 January, 13 U - 16 U

    Publishing your article in a scientific journal

    An overview of the procedures, opportunities and challenges that researchers face when publishing their articles in scientific journals.

    An overview of the procedures, opportunities and challenges that researchers face when publishing...

    Thursday 18 January, 10 U - 16 U

    FLAMES 2017/2018 - Qualitative Research: Data Collection Methods

    This two-day seminar discusses various data collection methods within several qualitative traditions: semi-structured interview, video data, participative observation, probing notes, etc.

    This two-day seminar discusses various data collection methods within several qualitative tradit...

    Wednesday 21 February, 11 U - 14 U

    ChemCYS 2018 - Chemistry Conference for Young Scientists

    ChemCYS 2018 focuses on the typical research domains in chemistry. Young attendees have the opportunity to present early results of their research. In parallel, six seminars focusing on soft skills will prepare the participants for life after graduation.

    ChemCYS 2018 focuses on the typical research domains in chemistry. Young attendees have the opp...

    Monday 12 March, 13 U - 17 U

    Conceptualizing and Scaling PhD Research

    Identify and evolve your PhD idea from the initial thought through the various stages to conceptualize it and settle it within a research domain.

    Identify and evolve your PhD idea from the initial thought through the various stages to conceptu...

    Thursday 15 March, 09 U - 17 U

    Fostering Responsible Conduct of Research

    What are the good and bad practices in research, and how can you preserve research integrity? This workshop invites you to look at your research skills and research environment more critically. 

    What are the good and bad practices in research, and how can you preserve research integrity? Thi...

    Monday 19 March, 09 U - 18 U

    Personal Effectiveness

    Get acquainted with the principles, techniques and methods of time management and learn how to make the most of your available work-time.

    Get acquainted with the principles, techniques and methods of time management and learn how to m...

    Thursday 22 March, 10 U - 16 U

    FLAMES 2017/2018 - Qualitative Research – Data Analysis

    This two-day seminar discusses various data analysis methods within several qualitative traditions, including, among others, thematic analysis, listening guide method, and interpretative phenomenological analysis.

    This two-day seminar discusses various data analysis methods within several qualitative traditio...

    Thursday 24 May, 10 U - 16 U

    FLAMES 2017/2018 - Qualitative Research – Writing up your findings

    This two-day seminar discusses the process of writing up your findings based on various qualitative research methods.

    This two-day seminar discusses the process of writing up your findings based on various qualita...

    PhD United

    PhD United is a group of doctoral students at the VUB medical campus who organises both academic and social activities to bring all researchers (PhD and Postdocs) closer together.

    PhD United would like to give new PhD students and Postdocs a "welcome home" feeling at our campus. Moreover, we would like to offer a platform where networking can start at campus level.

    The ultimate goal of PhD United is to make life as a PhD student easier, either at work or during free time!

    ƒ-TALES

    The Flanders Training Network Life Sciences (ƒ-TALES) is a joint training initiative of 5 Flemish universities (Free University of Brussels, Ghent University, Hasselt University, KU Leuven and University of Antwerp) that offers top class workshops aimed at doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

    The mission of this brand new training forum is to organise workshops with world-renowned speakers on hot topics in the field of Life Sciences.