Episode 16 – Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) – The introduction week at the UU GSLS

This episode was recorded in September 2021 with the aim to give an impression about the UU GSLS introduction week (the ILS, in short) to prospective and starting students of this graduate school. In this episode, Anastasia Kurysheva talked to one of the organizers of the GSLS – dr. Kirsten Koymans and interviewed two students (Coen Vliegen and Sterre van Wierst) who were in the middle of the ILS week at that moment.

This episode will be useful to the GSLS applicants and students who are considering to apply to the GSLS of Utrecht University or start their studies there soon.

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Episode 16 - Introducing Life Sciences (ILS) - The introduction week at the UU GSLS
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Episode 15 – How to Get a PhD Position? What does a PhD Trajectory Entail? A conversation with Dr. Saskia Ebeling.

Are you interested in academic career? This episode is dedicated to everything you wanted to know about applying for a PhD position and actually doing a PhD project. How early should you apply? What is the GSLS PhD center and how is it helpful? How should your dissertation look, according to the official requirements? Gijs Teunis, a master’s student of One Health programme talked about all of these to Dr. Saskia Ebeling – a managing director of the PhD Course Centre.

A book recommendation of this episode: “De ommegang” by Jan van Aken

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Episode 15 - How to Get a PhD Position? What does a PhD Trajectory Entail? A conversation with Dr. Saskia Ebeling.
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Episode 14 – Academic vs. Business (Research) Internships

During this episode, we zoom into the possibilities for masters’ research internships both at the university as well as in companies. We’ve invited three guests: two current master’s students, Georgia Avramidou and Vasiliki Gkouzioti, and one recently graduated master’s student, Laurie Kerkhof.

Book recommendations of this episode: (1) ‘The Memory Game’ by Nicci French, (2) all books by Daniel Brown (3) ‘The House of Sleep’ by Jonathan Coe

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Episode 14 - Academic vs. Business (Research) Internships
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Episode 13 – Translational Life Sciences profile

This podcast presents you with another brand new profile at the GSLS – Translational Life Sciences (TLS) profile. Spiros Pachis talks to Sanne de Jong, who is the coordinator of this profile and to Joshua Elford, one the students, who chose this profile and is about to finish it. Interested to learn more about the TLS profile? You may find all the details about this profile in this podcast.

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Episode 13 - Translational Life Sciences profile
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Episode 12 – Life of a Principal Investigator. A Talk with Prof. Dr. Elly Hol

Are you dreaming about academic career? It is very useful to hear the experiences of daily professional life of a principal investigator from a person, who actually has undergone this pathway. Learn about a great example of outstanding academic career in the conversation of a GSLS student and Radio Life Sciences team member Zuzanne Altmann with Prof. Dr. Elly Hol (UMC Utrecht, department of Translational Neuroscience).

The book recommendation is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

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Episode 12 - Life of a Principal Investigator. A Talk with Prof. Dr. Elly Hol
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Episode 11 – Communication profile

The Communication profile aims to teach students to make all kinds of knowledge accessible and useful for target audiences. Learn more about this very special and popular GSLS profile.

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Episode 11 – Communication profile
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Episode 10 – The Life Sciences and Society profile

An exploration of the brand new Life Sciences and Society profile for the GSLS students: a talk with its coordinator Gisela van der Velden and one of the students – Elisa Ballan

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Episode 10 - The Life Sciences and Society profile
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Episode 9 – Career Services: When should I Pay a Visit? A Talk with Marte Otter and Kim van den Heuvel

This is an episode which broadens your horizon. You will learn not only what career services do for the GSLS students, but also whether there has been a shift in the career prospects of our students and what the career options of a master’s student are if s/he does not want to pursue research career in the future.

The book recommendations of our guests are: “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” by Rachel Joyce, “Je bent was je doet” by Roos Vonk (currently, only in Dutch), and “Millennium ” by Stieg Larsson.

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Episode 9 - Career Services: When should I Pay a Visit? A Talk with Marte Otter and Kim van den Heuvel
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Trailer Radio Life Sciences

Are you curious to get to know those, who are standing behind creating these podcasts? We, the team members of the Radio Life Sciences, introduce ourselves in this trailer. Check it out to learn more about us!

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Trailer Radio Life Sciences
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Episode 8 – Food 4 health and safety course: a talk with course coordinators Michèle Gerbrands and Maartje van Reedt Dortland


You will learn about the new and innovative course – Food 4 health and safety. It starts right now at the GSLS. It is a collaboration between the Dutch Ministry of Defence, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, UMC Utrecht and three Dutch universities. Vivian Hageman talks to Michelle Gerbrands and Maartje van Reedt Dortland – the coordinators of this course. The episode was edited by Zuzanna Altmann.

Michelle’s book recommendation is: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Harari Yuval Noah. Maartje recommends to our listeners to watch a documentary on Netflix “A Life on Our Planet” by David Attenborough.

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Episode 8 - Food 4 health and safety course: a talk with course coordinators Michèle Gerbrands and Maartje van Reedt Dortland
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