Eureka International Summer Course on Translational Medicine

Unlock the Power of Translational Medicine: Eureka International Summer Course

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Course Level
Master or PhD
ECTS credits
1.0 ECTS
Course location(s)
Utrecht, The Netherlands


Dive deep into the transformative realm of translational medicine with the Eureka International Summer Course. Designed for visionary early-career researchers like you, this programme offers a comprehensive understanding of translational medicine, encompassing scientific knowledge, insights into healthcare systems, and essential soft skills. This programme provides not just education but also a transformative experience.

What makes Eureka Unique:

🌍 Global Synergy: Engage with an international community of ambitious peers and esteemed faculty. Gain invaluable insights, challenge your perspectives, and think differently about healthcare challenges.

🔬 Beyond the Books: We believe in the power of practical application. Our curriculum integrates real-world healthcare dilemmas, enabling you to put theory into action and sharpen your critical thinking and problem-solving.

🛠️ Enhance Your Skills: In addition to scientific knowledge, you will gain essential professional skills that are crucial for success as a translational researcher. These skills will serve as the foundation for your future career in this field.

🤝 Personalized Mentorship: The course emphasizes personal mentoring and guidance, ensuring that you receive the support and assistance you need to navigate the complex journey from laboratory research to improving tangible patient outcomes.

💬 Hear from Our Alumni:  ["Attending the Eureka Summer Course stood out to be one of the most incredible and eye-opening experiences of my academic career to date. Through focused communication with diverse international peers on the course, the journey of the course challenges you to become part of a new generation of translational scientists needed to identify and tackle the most urgent problems in medicine. It does this by testing your perspectives, ambitions, and talents within your role in the research system. Most Importantly it gives you the time and platform to think about how you can make your research [contribute] to healthcare and public health for patient benefit. It was an empowering experience that I’ll never forget and already changed the way I think about my research for the better, to provide maximum impact for patients."  -- George Robinson --]

Your Future in Translational Medicine Starts Here

If you're passionate about making a meaningful impact in patient health and want to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a successful translational scientist, the Eureka International Summer Course awaits. It's more than just a course - it's your stepping stone to shaping the future of healthcare.

Day to Day Documents

Short programme summer school M37 - 2024 for website_ER draft.pdf



Richard Foty - Assistant Professor, Translational Research Program, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, course executive

Marc van Mil - Associate professor Biomedical Education, University Medical Center Utrecht, Education center & Center for Molecular Medicine, course executive

Joris van Montfrans – Pediatrician Immunologist, Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital

Berent Prakken – Vice-Dean Education University Medical Center Utrecht, course director

Norm Rosenblum - Professor of Paediatrics, Physiology, and Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto, Paediatric Nephrologist & Senior Scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, and Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD)

Hester den Ruijter - Translational Scientist at the Laboratory of Experimental Cardiology, UMC Utrecht

Anita Small – Project Manager, Deaf Artists and Theatres Toolkit (DATT), Cahoots Theatre Company, Owner/Founder, small LANGUAGE CONNECTIONS


Pat Furlong  - Founding President & CEO Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, New Jersey

Roos de Jonge - Advisor Patient engagement in education, UMC Utrecht

Casper Schoemaker - Advisor patient involvement in research, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, UMC Utrecht

Anna van Suchtelen – Artist, Writer

Joost Swart - Pediatrician Immunologist, Wilhelmina Children's Hospital, UMC Utrecht

Target audience

Advanced Master and PhD students, early Post-docs and Fellows.

Aim of the course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Articulate how a translational approach to scientific research can expedite the movement of knowledge to improvements in health;
  2. Describe the critical role of patients in translational research and list ways of engaging them in the process;
  3. Define and the basic knowledges and skills required in translational research;
  4. Grow their professional international network of translational researchers.

Study load

Nine hours per day. Please note that we start on Sunday 7 July in the afternoon. Exact time still to be announced.


  • Course fee: €900.00
  • Included: Course + course materials + lunch
  • Housing fee: €200
  • Housing provider: Utrecht Summer School

Some bursaries are available for participants affiliated with partners from the EUREKA Institute + members of the Apollo Society. 

Additional information

Please note that the course starts on Sunday!

The housing costs do not include a Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag. This is a separate product on the invoice. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please deselect or remove the sleeping bag from your order. 


Students who have been locally recruited by EUREKA partners are in principle accepted to the course. However, the assessment committee will do a final check on the supporting documents to make sure they fit the profile.

For this course you are required to upload the following documents when applying:

  • Motivation Letter
  • C.V.
  • Reference Letter