Institute of Biology Leiden
Organisation Institute of Biology Leiden
The IBL management team consists of the Director of the Institute, the Director of Education, the Coordinator Microbial Sciences, the Coordinator Plant Sciences, the Coordinator Animal Sciences, the Institute Manager and the Management Assistant.
The IBL Education Office coordinates the study Biology (BSc and MSc). They are able to answer all questions that are related to student-affairs and education.
The IBL Office welcomes you and will be able to answer all your questions regarding general information, administrative issues, or redirections towards IBL subdivisions and people.
Board of Examiners
The Board of Examiners consists of scientific staff members of the IBL, NHN, and CML, who teach in the biology programmes. They are appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Science and act independently from the research institutes.
Programme Committee Biology
The Programme Committee Biology (Opleidingscommissie Biologie, OCB) consists of four teaching staff members and four students and is assisted by the study adviser. The OCB is the most important organ where students can bring up problems concerning courses or tuition programs and can contribute to further improve biology education.
The Institute Council (Instituutsraad - IR) consists of scientists, lecturers, technical support staff and PhD- or MSc-students, all from the IBL. They gather bi-monthly to discuss policies, strategies and other institute matters that may concern any person working or studying at the IBL.
The Advisory Board of the IBL consists of four eminent scientists with specialist expertise in complementary disciplines. They all have prominent positions for the field of Biology in the Netherlands outside our own institute.
Public Relations Committee
The PR-Committee aims at developing an optimal image of the IBL among future and current students, teachers of biology at high schools, academics outside and within the institute, journalists, interested laymen, Bioscience industrial parties, and Leiden citizens.
Biospirits is the staff association for all employees and guest-employees of the IBL. Our goal is to boost social cohesion and provide relaxation for all members of Biospirits.
IBL PhD and PostDoc Association (IPPA)
The IBL PhD and PostDoc Association (IPPA) aims to provide an interactive platform for PhDs and PostDocs working at the Institute of Biology Leiden. IPPA organises approximately four social events each year that include free drinks and food, to integrate the PhDs and PostDocs from different research areas. Activities of IPPA will be broadened to include professional development and networking opportunities in our events.