MEDISCH-GENETISCH CENTRUM ZUID-WEST NEDERLAND      

      - MGC -        

The Centre is an initiative of the Erasmus Medical Center and the Leiden University Medical Center

 

 

Symposia & Meetings:

EMGS (Environmental Mutagensis and Genomics Society) 47th Annual Meeting, September 24-28, 2016, Kansas City, Missouri

http://www.emgs-us.org/AM2016/

To simplify the search for an interesting meeting: www.biomeeter.com .

This website gives an overview of conferences organized in all aspects of biology. It is open source so everybody can not only find but also add their meeting. It’s launched in April, 2012 and already contains over 400 conferences, a number that’s increasing every day.

All the added meetings are categorized so you can search both by keyword and category.

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Alberto Ciccia in the Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center. The Ciccia laboratory is located in the state-of-the-art Irving Cancer Research Center. The main focus of the laboratory is the study of the molecular mechanisms that maintain genomic stability in response to DNA damage to prevent the development of cancer and genetic disorders (Ciccia A. et al, PNAS, 2014; Ciccia A. et al, Molecular Cell, 2012; Ciccia A. and Elledge S.J., Molecular Cell, 2010; Ciccia A. et al, Genes & Development, 2009; Ciccia A. et al, Molecular Cell, 2007). Information about current projects of the Ciccia laboratory can be found at http://www.ciccialab.com/.

Interested candidates with Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees are encouraged to apply. Experience in molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry or genetics and first-authored publications in peer-reviewed journals are preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, CV and contact information of three references to:

Alberto Ciccia, Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics and Development, Irving Cancer Research Center, Columbia University Medical Center, 1130 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10032, ac3685@cumc.columbia.edu

PCDI - Postdoc Career Development Initiative - is an organisation that aims at improving awareness of career planning and opportunities among postdocs, PhD students and their employers. We bring together scientists, universities and key players in the life science industry.

 

MGC PhD Workshop June 14-17, 2016 in Dortmund

For more information visit the website: www.mgcworkshop.nl

26th MGC symposium

 Thursday  22 September, 2016

Location: The Second Level (Bargelaan 180, Leiden)

Next to Leiden Central station

 

Registration

 

MGC Course Programme

You can enrol now for the following courses:

Course 'Next Generation Sequencing data analysis'

August 29-31 2016, LUMC

Provisional program NGS 2016

Registration NGS 2016

The 10th edition of the “Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Data analysis” course will be organized at the LUMC, from 29 - 31 August, 2016.
 
The course aims at PhD students, postdocs and senior researchers who are interested in, planning, or already
working with next-generation sequencing. We welcome researchers from both the genomics and bioinformatics fields. Currently available technologies as well as hardware and software solutions will be presented and discussed. The focus of the course will be on the data and ways to analyse the data. 

Registration

We only have facilities to accommodate 60 participants. All registrants have to send a motivation in the free text field of the web form in due time. Important are your experience in this field and the data you have. When we get more registrations before the deadline (August 1, 2016) we have to make a selection. In this case, we will inform you before August 15, 2016.

 

This course is 1,4 ECTS

 

The course is free of charge for all personnel of MGC associated institutes.

Participants who are member of BioSB pay € 175,00. Participants from the academic world but outside MGC or BioSB pay € 250,00. Participants from outside the academic world pay € 500,00.

In case of cancellation after the deadline of registration or upon no show, participants from the MGC and BioSB will be charged 50 euro; other participants have to pay the full price.

Workshop  ’Share your biotechnology research with a broad audience’

 

November 15 and November 29, 2016 (two afternoons only)

 

A training course on 'how to share your biotechnology research with a broad audience, like patients, clients, journalists or investors'. How do you go about this? What should you tell and how to make sure that the reader doesn’t lose quickly interest after the first sentences. 

In the workshop Marianne Heselmans and Astrid Smit – two experienced science journalists - provides you with tools to do this. They will teach you to understand the reader, to discover your own appealing story, to write this down in a clear way. The workshops are practical. You get started quickly, after a theoretical introduction. Smit and Heselmans prefer to work with your own texts. These may be blogs, websites, articles for specialist journals,  posters, press releases or presentations. You work on an assignment already before and also between the two workshop sessions.

 

Please, send an email to nivard@lumc.nl if you are interested to enroll in this workshop. Minimum number of participants is 5, maximum number of participants is 16. For participants of one of the MGC departments this workshop is free of costs. Participants from outside these institutes pay 150 euro.

For more information go to www.deperskamer.eu.

 

Announcements:

Courses organized by OOA (Oncology Graduate School Amsterdam)

Please check our website (www.ooa-graduateschool.org) for more information and registration.

PhD students from one of the MGC departments can indicate on the registration form that they are MGC PhD student (registration does not demand payment)

 

Courses organized by MolMed

 

Course in Virology 2016 – new!

27 – 30 June, 2016

The course in virology is organized for PhD students, post-docs and medical microbiologists, who are invited to participate. During the course, national and international experts in the field of virology will present seminars. Relevant literature will be made available at the start of the course

For more information and registration at: https://www.molmed.nl/courses/CourseDetail.asp?backpage=courses.asp&courseID=1447

 

Gene expression data analysis using R: How to make sense out of your RNA-Seq/microarray data

4 – 8 July, 2016

Five days hands-on computer course for biological and clinical researchers whose research involves experiments that generate gene expression data. The course focuses on microarray data, but some concepts may be applicable to next-generation sequencing gene expression data, or other types of genomics data measured on microarrays. Most of the speakers (and therefore examples) have a biomedical background. Software packages used are mostly freeware, including the statistical software R, Bioconductor, Cytoscape and web tools. The only commercial tool used is Spotfire.
For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

 

NGS in DNA Diagnostics Course

20 – 22 September, 2016

This course is intended for bioinformaticians, researchers and molecular & clinical geneticists. The mixed programme will appeal to all those requiring a solid background in the application of NGS techniques for (routine) genetic diagnosis of a patient. NGS in DNA diagnostics is a course aimed at Genomic Resequencing in a Medical Diagnostic Context, i.e to apply Next Generation Sequencing data as diagnostic tool in the hospital. Lectures will be accompanied with hands-on exploration

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl 

 

Programming with Python – new

20 – 23 September, 2016

This four day course is split in two parts. In the first part, the basic principles of object oriented programming in Python are discussed. The second part will focus on specific applications, such as statistics, signal processing, machine learning or general software development. The main direction of the second part will be chosen based on the background and preferences of the participants. The organizers therefore highly encourage interested individuals to contact the teacher about the intended application(s) of Python.

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

 

Basic and Translational Oncology 2016 (see attachment) – new

10 - 14 October, 2016

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of translational cancer research and is directed primarily at PhD students and postdocs in MolMed and MGC, but others (e.g., students and technicians of LUMC and Erasmus MC) are welcome too. The program is set up logically in 5 steps, one step a day:

Pathology, diagnostics & pathways in cancer, Biology of the cancer cell: Genetics, Invasion, metastasis & inflammation, Tumor Immunology; Clinical practice: targeted therapies and Epidemiology of cancer; personalized medicine; end-of-life interventions

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

 

Course and Workshop Basic and Translational Endocrinology

24-28 October 2016

The aim of this course and workshop is to offer a comprehensive, interactive introduction to the field of basic and translational Endocrinology, including the paediatric aspects. Its target audience are PhD students working in this field, who like to gain in-depth knowledge, but also MDs and others wo are interested, are welcome to register.

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

 

SNP Course XIII: SNPs and Human Diseases – new

14 – 18 November, 2016

The analysis of DNA variations, including Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs), is a standard research approach to understand causes of disease, in particular the so-called “complex” diseases such as diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer disease, etc. The field is changing fast with large scale projects (Human genome, dbSNP, HapMap, 1000genomes, ENCODE) and novel technology being continuously introduced, including Next Generation Sequencing. The aim of this course is to give a broad introduction in SNP techniques and applications.

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

Courses organised by Boerhaave CME

On the 'Boerhaave CME (Continuing Medical Education)' website several courses for PhD students and other employees of the LUMC are announced:

 

- Introduction Genetic Epidemiology:  (once a year)

 

- Design, Management & Analysis of Clinical trials: (once a year)

 

- Advanced Genetic Association Analysis: (once a year)

 

- Regression Analysis: (once a year)

 

- Using R in Data Analysis: (once a year)

 

- Dealing with Conflicting Demands: (once a year)

 

- Repeated measurements: (once a year)

 

- Basic methods and reasoning in biostatistics: (once a year)

 

 

General information:

Download the booklet with the teaching programme for PhD students, version 2015-2016

For new PhD students: Download the forms for Coaching Group and Teaching Plan

Download MGC bulletin 52  (september 2015), MGC bulletin 51 (September 2014),  MGC bulletin 50 (April 2014),

Website of Leiden University on teaching for PhD students: English or Dutch. [Courses on Research management; Career counseling; Academic writing; Writing grants, proposals and beyond; Faster reading and Memory-improvement; Creative thinking; Academic presentation / Presentation of academic work; Orientation in policymaking; Orientation on Management]

 

The MGC Institutes

Het MGC secretariaat is gevestigd op

de afdeling Humane Genetica, LUMC, Leiden.

TEL 071-5269600; FAX 071-5268284  

Directie secretaris: Dr. M.J.M. Nivard 071-5269605  

e-mail: nivard@lumc.nl

 

De MGC instituten:

Afdeling Celbiologie

Erasmus MC - Rotterdam

Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam

010-7043593

hoofd: Prof.Dr. D. Huylebroeck (lid MGC bestuur)

 

Afdeling Humane Genetica

Leiden Universitair Medisch Centrum

Postbus 9600, 2300 RC Leiden

071-5269400

hoofd: Prof.Dr. S.M. van der Maarel  (voorzitter MGC bestuur)

Afdeling Moleculaire Genetica

Erasmus MC - Rotterdam

Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam

010-7043199

hoofd: Prof.Dr. J.H.J. Hoeijmakers (lid MGC bestuur)

Afdeling Klinische Genetica

Erasmus MC - Rotterdam

Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam

010-7043198

hoofd: Prof.Dr. R.M.W. Hofstra (secretaris MGC bestuur)

 

LACDR (Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research) - Toxicology group

Universiteit Leiden

P.O. Box 9502, 2300 RA Leiden

071-5276223

hoofd: Prof.Dr. B. van de Water (lid MGC bestuur)  

 

Andere afdelingen/groepen binnen het MGC

Moleculaire Celbiologie (Prof. Dr. H.J. Tanke, Prof. Dr. R. Hoeben, Prof. Dr. P. ten Dijke)

Neurologie, groep neurogenetica, LUMC (Prof. Dr. R.A.C. Roos, Prof. Dr. J.J.G.M. Verschuuren, Prof. Dr. M.D. Ferrari)

Huid- en geslachtsziekten, groep erfelijke melanomen, LUMC (Prof. R. Willemze, Prof. Dr. W. Bergman, Dr. F. de Gruijl, Dr. N.A. Gruis)

Pathologie: moleculaire tumorpathologie, LUMC (Prof. V.T.H.B.M. Smit, Prof. Dr. P.C.W. Hogendoorn, Prof. J.V.M.G. Bovee, Prof. Dr. J. Morreau, Prof. Dr. P. Devilee)

Moleculaire Epidemiologie, LUMC (Prof. Dr. P.E. Slagboom)

Anatomie en Embryologie, LUMC (Prof. Dr. C.L. Mummery)

Erasmus Optical Imaging Centre (OIC), Department of Pathology, Erasmus MC (Prof. Dr. A. B. Houtsmuller)

Kinderheelkunde, Ontwikkelingsbiologie groep, Erasmus MC (Prof. Dr. D. Tibboel)

Genetische Epidemiologie, Erasmus MC (Prof. Dr. C.M. van Duijn)

Afd. Ontwikkelingsbiologie, Erasmus MC (Prof. Dr. J. Gribnau)

Genetische Identificatie, Erasmus MC (Prof. Dr. M. Kayser)

Bioinformatica, Erasmus MC (Prof. Dr. P. van der Spek)

Biochemie, Erasmus MC (Prof. Dr. P. Verrijzer)

   [n.b. verbeteringen voor deze lijst gaarne doorgeven aan het secretariaat]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revised: June 28, 2016