Summer School - Translational Medicine, 7-12 July 2019, Utrecht University, Netherlands

Utrecht University


May 01, 2019


Event Date:

July 07, 2019 - July 12, 2019

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Translational Medicine: Doing the Right Research Right

This Summerschool tackles the intrinsic difficulties of effective translational medicine in rare and orphan diseases and is meant for early stage researchers with an interest in this field. With this Summer School course you will not only obtain insight in how science really works, but more importantly, you will acquire knowledge on how to be a successful translational researcher yourself. This course is specifically not about learning how to ‘play the game’, but about understanding that there is a game going on, what the rules of the game are and to be able to transcend it.

You will be informed about the latest developments in translational medicine, inspired by rare diseases, and you will develop professional skills that are essential to becoming a translational researcher. Translational medicine, the process of translating ideas from bench to bedside, is failing. To solve this colossal problem at the heart of biomedical science it is necessary to train and educate a new generation of translational scientists who understand how the science system works and who are equipped with the right skills and competences for doing the right research right. Using real-life examples from the field of orphan and pediatric diseases we will help aspiring translational scientists to develop complementary and leadership skills needed to successfully navigate the complex field of translational medicine.
This course takes up that challenge and provides aspiring translational scientists with insights, tools and competences to navigate the difficult track from bench to bedside. Crucial is obtaining a systemic perspective on science, complemented with skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication. The program includes personal mentoring and advice. The one-week course is preceded by a comprehensive e-learning course. The course empowers participants to become successful translational scientists, especially in the fields of rare and paediatric diseases.

Course director

Prof. Dr. Berent Prakken

Target audience

Late Master / (Early) PhD

Course aim

Empowerment of aspiring clinical/translational scientists through:
1. Scientific literacy: understanding how science works
2. Understanding the translational pathway
3. Improving complementary and leadership skills

Study load

40 plus 10 hours e-learning (before the face-to=face course)


Course fee
€ 650.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

Please note that the details on your lodging are known (and will be communicated) only a few days prior to the course.


A limited number of scholarships is available for students who are from an institution that is part of the network of the Eureka Institute ( and/or students who take part in the Apollo Network (


Please note this course is held from Sunday afternoon (12:00 hrs) - Friday evening (22:30 hrs), including a closing/conference dinner, which is an essential part of the course. Please take this into account when making travel arrangements. - Housing is guaranteed once the invoice has been paid. It will most likely be on campus, but could also be in the city centre. The exact address will be known just a few days prior to your arrival. - Please be sure to carefully read the Pre Departure Information document you receive from Utrecht Summer School central office once your application has been accepted, for it contains a lot of usefull information! Please also consult this document before making travel arrangements.

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  •  Motivation Letter
  •  Reference Letter
  •  C.V.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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Publish Date
January 04, 2019