Undergraduate students can work in the laboratories of MNIMBS as volunteers, temps and UROP students. Please see the UROP page for detail on that opportunity.
Participation in the MNIMBS labs allows undergraduate students to experience first hand the exceptional synergy created by the multidisciplinary approach to research that exists at the Institute. Students experience the interdisciplinary environment and learn various techniques and their applications at a much earlier stage in their training than is the norm. Students may attend MNIMBS meetings to get a feel for the intellectual exchange that goes on at the meetings.
MNIMBS is uniquely positioned to provide this experience as its faculty members in the physical sciences, engineering and the biomedical sciences have utilized the extensive biological and medical research capabilities of this Institute to further their research.
Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the Institute, students' experiences in the lab are always unique as can be seen below. In the adjuvant vaccine lab, students will learn sterile techniques, tissue culture, ELISA, microscopy, flow cytometry, virology, immunology, microbiology, etc. Students involved with targeted drug delivery may learn about tissue culture with a variety of cell lines, XTT assays and other xytotoxicity techniques. For those involved with the chemistry side, they will learn how to handle corrosive, anhydrous, toxic and flammable materials. Student will learn about synthesis and conjugation as well as chemical techniques such as column chromatography, thin layer chromatography, gel electrophoresis, vacuuming, infrared spectroscopy, etc. Students may learn analytical chemistry skills such as HPLC. Link to the Undergraduate Student listing to see what students are doing or have done.
For undergraduate student opportunities, students can email Clara Verweij at: firstname.lastname@example.org