Welcome to the Genomics Student Lab!

A different way of doing an internship

A unique connection between industry and the university

The Genomics Student Lab is a research training lab for and by students where the University of Amsterdam is directly linked to non-academic partners in the various sectors such as diagnostics, pharmaceutics, plant-breeding companies, etc...

It combines academic environment and innovative questions from the non-academic environment in a way that gives both students and external partners many advantages.

Advantages for students:

  • Experience working in the frame of a project where often a non-academic partner defines the research question;
  • Potential experience with R&D and with scientists of industry;
  • Preparation to a career within or outside of academia;
  • Experience with functioning in a multidisciplinary project;
  • Learning to deal with (new) own responsibilities within a project;
  • Enjoying the availability of experts from diverse topics and domains;
  • Being also guided in personal awareness regarding skills, ambition, education and career choices;
  • A distinguishing educational edge compared to other students.

Advantages for companies:

  • Having the opportunity to contribute to education in the direction of a career in industry;
  • Meeting and educating potential future employees at an early stage;
  • Defining your own research projects that will be executed at the university;
  • Setting up research project independent from the topics of interest of UvA research groups;
  • Getting interesting results for free;
  • Gaining natural access to academic experts and their knowledge;