Bio'nd Technology

General description

You're here because you are looking for an unforgettable summer experience? Because you want to know what happens (and stays) in Leuven? Because you want to share this experience with other enthusiastic students from all over Europe?

BEST Leuven invites you to check out the longest bar of Europe, the best chocolate and yummiest fries, one of our many Belgian breweries, and yes.. you will learn how to draft a decent beer! Besides those jolly visits, you will simply be charmed by our lovely city. Its old centre is full of history, but yet so vibrant! A party is never far away.

So you're an engineer, but you don't know how to engineer nature yet? Or you do, but are hungry for more information? In this series of classes you will find out! A team of professors will guide you through the tiny world of cells and how to manipulate them into useful applications. One of the teaching topics will be brewing beer (yes, in Belgium that is considered as real science) and bioreactors. During company visits you can see this all happen yourself!

If you are ready for this awesomeness and if you are able to ride a bike ..

then APPLY and we'll take care of the rest ;-) !

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Biological/Biotechnical/Gene Engineering , Food Engineering
Content and topics:
Brewing Beer, Mechanical Modelling of Cancer Cells, Mechanisms of Bioreactors
Learning goals and objectives:
Getting to know a little bit more about the interesting and always evolving world of biotechnology. We will explore a few aspects of this subject and show how much you can do with the power of biotechnology! The 3 subjects we named earlier on, will be the three main topics. Although very different, all three of them are examples of practices of biotechnology. We'd like to give you a better perspective on what biotechnology is and the infinite possibilities it gives us.
Examination type:
ECTS credits issued:
Not known yet

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Motivation letter, answers to questions and interest in the topic. Be creative! Show us you're fun and motivated! You must know how to ride a bicycle.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

On campus student residences/dormitories
Three meals per day cooked by the organisers (at least one hot).
Bicycle, car and public transport