The research will be performed at the Utrecht Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS) in the group of Pharmacology , located in the David de Wied Building at the Utrecht University Campus. The Pharmacology group focuses on basic mechanisms underlying non-communicable disorders (NCD) and their pharmacological manipulations via drugs, biologicals and/or medical food components. The group is interested in diseases of the gut, lung, brain and kidney and focuses on the interconnections between these organ systems in state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo models. Dr Linette Willemsen (group Prof Johan Garssen) and Prof Gert Folkerts study modification of allergic and airway diseases using dietary components. The research topics are embedded in the education tracks of the School of Pharmacy and College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, hence offering the opportunity for many BSc and MSc students to do their internships or writing assignments.
At the Faculty of Science there are 6 departments to make a fundamental connection with: Biology, Chemistry, Information and Computing Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. Within each department there are distinct institutes which focus on answering some of humanity’s most pressing problems. More fundamental still are the individual research groups – the building blocks of our ambitious scientific projects.
Utrecht University is a friendly and ambitious university at the heart of an ancient city. We love to welcome new scientists to our city – a thriving cultural hub that is consistently rated as one of the world’s happiest cities. We are renowned for our innovative interdisciplinary research and our emphasis on inspirational research and excellent education. We are equally well-known for our familiar atmosphere and the can-do attitude of our people. This fundamental connection attracts Researchers, Professors and PhD candidates from all over the globe, making both the university and the Faculty of Science a vibrant international and wonderfully diverse community.
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