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Life Science and Technology (LST) combines knowledge from several branches of science, with the basic aim of making people healthier and improving their quality of life. But it is also embraces the intrinsic aim of finding out more about ourselves as humans. We try to build a bridge between life-science, chemistry and physics in order to design and apply innovations that improve the “quality of life”. But we also take a wider view of these issues by looking at prevention, mental health and welfare. You come across things like this every single day. If you get a headache, you take paracetamol because it’s thought to be ‘safer than aspirin’. On the other hand, people with cardiovascular disease are often prescribed aspirin because it protects against heart attacks, even if you only take half a children’s dose per day. We would never have known about this without good research
Our students and researchers study the development of prostheses to replace certain physical functions, for example. Or they explore ways of ensuring that the blood of patients on heart-lung machines clots properly. Is shift work healthy or not? These are just a few examples of the things we explore. By the time you start this programme, numerous other new research projects will undoubtedly have started up. You’re bound to find something that arouses your interest.
Is this the programme
If you are interested in studying the human body in the minutest detail (right down to cell level), and if you can think logically and enjoy doing experiments, then LST is the right programme for you. The programme obviously includes pure sciences and a lot of interesting lab work.
What is Life Science and Technology?
UG to take leading role in development of new antibiotics
Quality of life
Nature is not nice. All organisms have to struggle for life and compete with each other for resources. By using the knowledge generated by scientific research, we are able to design and develop methods to cope with such challenges. Using antibiotics and finding alternatives is one example. Designing prostheses or artificial organs and developing imaging techniques for diagnosis are others. LST will equip you to specialize in such fields of expertise.
Can we generate new organs from human cells? How do you design an artificial hip? How do diseases like cancer develop and what is the best way to treat them?
Wat is Life Science