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:

MGC PhD Workshop 2017

 May 30th to June 2nd

For more information and registration visit the website: http://www.mgcworkshop.nl/mgc2017

27th MGC symposium

 Thursday  14 September, 2017

Registration form

Location: Forumzaal, Erasmus University Rotterdam

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.

Op 20 juni a.s. vindt het evenement Scientific Visualisatie: van Archeologie tot Astronomie plaats in de Rotterdamse Schouwburg. Het is een 1-daags event waar wetenschappers en onderzoekers uit verschillende disciplines ontdekken hoe visualisatie technologieën impact hebben op wetenschappelijk onderzoek. Er zullen 9 sprekers een presentatie geven hoe wetenschappelijke visualisaties in verschillende gebieden toegepast kunnen worden.

Voor meer informatie over het Scientific Visualisatie evenement: https://www.esciencecenter.nl/event/scivis17

Op 12 oktober organiseert het eScience Center het 5e Nationale eScience Symposium. Het Symposium zal ook dit keer vijf thematische sessies presenteren waarin wereldklasse data-driven en computergestuurd onderzoek op verschillende gebieden wordt getoond:

 - Internet of Things, - Energy Science, - Natural Language, - Brain, Cognition and Behavior, en - Future of Machine Learning

De thematische sessies zijn in samenwerking met SURFnet, NWO-Shell programma, CLARIAH, NeurolabNL en Commit2Data georganiseerd. Voor meer informatie betreffende het symposium: https://www.esciencecenter.nl/event/nlesc17

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 Course Programme

You can enrol now for the following courses:

Course 'Genetic engineering in model organisms: technology and application in basic and medical research'

 12-14 June (course) and 15-16 June (2 days international workshop on Innovative Mouse Models connected to the MGC course), 2017

LUMC, Building 1, Lecture room 2 (12-14 June)

Registration form (for course including workshop)

Program of the 2015 edition!! (The 2017 program will be published in due time)

The ability to modify genes at the level of the germ line by transgenesis and gene targeting has been crucial for our understanding of gene function and has yielded many highly valuable models for human diseases.

This course will deal with the basic principles underlying the generation of transgenic, knock-out (KO) and knock-in (KI, i.e., gene-modified rather than gene-inactivated) mice.

Most recently, the spectacular advances in CRISPR/Cas9-assisted gene modification have found wide application in mouse genetics. CRISPR/Cas9-technology strongly facilitates gene targeting in ESCs, but can also directly be used in zygotes, evading the ESC route. Both applications will be presented, as well as the application of CRISPR/Cas9 technology in non-germ-line gene modification.

The course will consist of lectures covering technology and applications of genetic engineering in basic and medical research. Practical demonstrations will show crucial steps in the generation of transgenic, KO and KI mice, and principles of in vivo imaging.

The first three days of the course will prepare participants for the 2-day international workshop on Innovative Mouse Models (IMM 2017) immediately following the course. Keynote lectures from leading laboratories and presentations from selected abstracts will discuss the latest developments on advanced genome modification protocols and its applications in fundamental biology and biomedical research. Course participants will participate in ‘meet-the-expert’ sessions.

This introductory course is aimed at PhD students with little or no experience in the field of transgenesis and in vivo imaging, but is also of interest to those already working with animal models but wishing to expand their knowledge of the above technologies for applications in their own research.

The course is free of charge for all members of MGC associated departments and the Research School OOA. Participants from other departments of LUMC and LUMC ErasmusMC pay €400 (3 days course and two days symposia including one dinner). Course fee for participants outside these institutes is €600. There is a maximum of 25 places. Should the course be oversubscribed then places will be allocated based on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

Course 'Practical Linux'
https://git.lumc.nl/courses/practical-linux-course

LUMC, Building 1, J1-82 (June, July, August) or J1-84

next edition 12 June

This short and concise hands-on course, designed especially for researchers, will teach you how to effectively use the Linux command line interface. After completing this course, attendees will be able to swiftly start using Linux both on a server, e.g., the LUMC Shark cluster, as well as on your personal computer.  The lessons are interactive and will take place in a location with computer facilities.

Goals: - Basic understanding of operating systems - Understand and navigate the filesystem - Obtain information about files and directories - Manipulate, i.e., create, delete, move, and rename files and directories - Inspect and edit file content - Gather disk storage information - Search for and within files - Manage file and directory access permissions - Connect to other computers

This year the course will be given on the following dates: 12 June (2-5 PM), 12 July (2-5 PM), 9 August (2-5 PM), 4 September (2-5 PM), 11 October (2-5 PM), 1 November (2-5 PM), 6 December (2-5 PM).

Course is free of charge. Please indicate on the registration form for which date you will subscribe. 

 

Registration form

By completing this course you will be able to join the following courses:
- Introduction to the Shark cluster
- Code and Data Management with Git
- Scripting for Life Science Researchers

- Python Programming
There is a maximum of 18 places for each edition of the course except of 6 April. On 6 April the maximum is 25 places. Should an edition of the course be oversubscribed then places will be allocated based on a first-come

first-serve basis.

Course 'GitLab as a Collaborative Working Environment'
https://git.lumc.nl/courses/gitlab-intro-course

LUMC, Building 2, S0-010

next edition 16 August
 

Aimed primarily at LUMC researchers, this short but concise course consists of an introduction to the LUMC GitLab. The course takes approximately three hours and provides participants an insight into how GitLab utilization enhances collaboration and greatly simplifies project management. The lessons are interactive, thus we encourage you to bring your own laptop. However, we can also provide you with a laptop, but please let us know in advance.
This year the course will be given on the following dates: 16 August (9:30-12:30), 22 November (9:30 - 12:30).

Course is free of charge. Please indicate on the registration form for which date you will subscribe.

 

Registration form

There is a maximum of 15 places. Should an edition of the course be oversubscribed then places will be allocated based on a first-come first-serve basis.

Course 'Next Generation Sequencing data analysis'

30 August - 1 September 2017, LUMC

Program 2016 edition

Registration will be open in due time

 
The 11th edition of this 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. 

 

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 we have to make a selection. In this case, we will inform you before August 20, 2017.

 

The course is free of charge for participants from the MGC 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.

Course 'Safely working in the Laboratory'

30 August, 2017 in room J1-116, LUMC

PhD students from the LUMC can register via 'Bedrijfsopleidingen'

PhD students from Erasmus MC can register via an email to nivard@lumc.nl

 

Course 'Code and Data Management with Git'
https://git.lumc.nl/courses/gitcourse

6 September or 22 November, 2017

This course aims at everyone who works in the Bioinformatics field. We cover a version control system named git. This system is widely used by software developers, but can also be used for project management. By keeping track of all versions, history, etc. collaboration with colleagues is easy and your analysis will be reproducible.

Knowledge of Linux is required to attend this course!

This year the course will be given on the following dates: 6 September (LUMC, J1-84, 10:30 - 17:00), 22 November (LUMC, J1-83, 9:30 - 16:30).

Course is free of charge. Please indicate on the registration form for which date you will subscribe.

Registration form

There is a maximum of 20 places. Should an edition of the course be oversubscribed then places will be allocated based on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

Course 'Scripting for Life Science Researchers'
https://git.lumc.nl/courses/scriptingcourse

12 - 13 September, 2017 - LUMC, Building 1, J1-83

Registration form

This course is designed for researchers, including PhD students and Postdocs, who frequently handle large datasets or large numbers of files (images, sequence reads, mass spectra etc.) and who need a more efficient way of working with such data.  The goal of the course is to empower students and researchers with backgrounds in biology or biomedicine to navigate, manage and perform operations on files and data and metadata in tabular text formats. The data may be microscopy images, FASTA sequences, gene ontology files, chromatograms, mass spectra or tables with data on genes or proteins. The course is not a general introduction to programming and will not deal with XML data, Web services or more advanced topics.

Knowledge of Linux is required to attend this course!

The course is free of charge for all personnel from MGC institutes. Participants from outside these institutes pay €250 including lunch. There is a maximum of 25 places. Should the course be oversubscribed then places will be allocated based on a first-come first-serve basis.

Course 'Python Programming'
https://git.lumc.nl/courses/programming-course

18 - 21 September, 2017 - LUMC, Building 1, J1-83

Registration form

The course is targeted at PhD students, Postdocs, or anyone willing to learn how to program in Python. Students are assumed to have some experience with programming, but not necessarily in Python, and the UNIX shell. Knowledge of Git is required to attend this course! There will be a focus on bioinformatics and programming to support scientific research in general. The program consists of four mornings with lessons and some assignments to be done in your own time (i.e., during the afternoons).

The course is free of charge for all personnel from MGC institutes. Participants from outside these institutes pay €450 including lunch. There is a maximum of 25 places. Should the course be oversubscribed then places will be allocated based on a first-come first-serve basis.

 

In collaboration with the Research School MolMed

Course 'Basic and Translational Oncology'

 23 October 2017 - 27 October 2017

Erasmus MC, Ae-4.06

Click here for details of programme (in due course)

Click here to register for this course - www.molmed.nl

The postgraduate school Molecular Medicine (MolMed) has been organizing the Basic and Translational Oncology course for many years now – in narrow cooperation with the school Medical Genetic Center (MGC) and with contributions from many speakers from the LUMC. Besides that, many speakers from the NCI will participate. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of translational cancer research. The course 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 maximum number of participants is 40. 

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

·         Epidemiology of cancer; personalised medicine; end-of-life interventions 

Like last year, the program is enriched with journal clubs (JC’s) on Tuesday and discussion sessions with course speakers on most days. Publications to be discussed are announced 2 weeks in advance to all participants. We expect you to prepare these before the course starts. The amount of ECTS awarded for the entire course is 1.8. At the start of the course, participants will receive a comprehensive reader consisting of recent papers relevant to the lectures. Give your preferred JC’s in the free text field on the web form. We’ll send you the assignments & publications.

Course fee: For non-commercial participants the course fee is € 750. Discounts:

·         PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €375.

·         Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed and MGC (and one participant from the group of any speaker) get a 100% discount and pay €0.

·         Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €375.

·         Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €187,50.
 

Announcements:

Courses organized by Research School OOA (Oncology Graduate School Amsterdam)

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

Courses organized by Research School CTO (Clinical and Translational Oncology, UMC Utrecht)

CTO together with the department of Pathology organizes the course Modern Cancer Pathology, 4-5-6 July, 2017

Please use the following link for further information about the program and registration :

http://www.cto-phd.nl/upcoming/

CTO Course Clinical Trial Development, 29-30 November and 1 December 2017.

Please use the following link for further information about the program and registration (which will be provided later): http://www.cto-phd.nl/upcoming/

Courses organized by MolMed

 

Workshop on InDesign CS6 for PhD-students and other researchers – new!

14 June, 2017

The Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine will organize, in addition to its Workshop on Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Illustrator CS6, a half-day Workshop on Adobe Indesign CS6.
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator lead up to working in Indesign, which incorporates files of these programs and will let you make high-class posters.
It will also touch upon elements of laying out your own thesis with Indesign, including the graphs, tables, etc.
Part of this Workshop will deal with Adobe Acrobat, where you will learn to fine-tune pdfs, by adding links and bookmarks.

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

 

Monthly Bridge Meeting

The full program can be found here: https://ccbc.erasmusmc.nl/meetings/bridge/

Each session will be on the second Tuesday of the month at 11.00 and end with an ‘interactive’ lunch. During each meeting a bioinformatics presentation and a biological presentation will be given

We also have a mailing list; so, if you wish to be included, send an email to: molmed@erasmusmc.nl

 

The Workshop on Microsoft Access 2010: Advanced – new!

31 May, 2017
One-day practical workshop on the use of Access to design, create and modify new databases and their various objects. The advanced course is for the individual whose responsibilities include creating new databases, tables, and relationships, as well as working with and revising advanced-level queries, forms, and reports. Please note that you are only allowed to participate in this course when you have already attended the Access Basic course or when you have enough knowledge of the basic principles of Access.
For more information and registration:
www.molmed.nl

 

Basic Course on R – new!

18 – 24 May, 2017

Learning objectives: after following this course participants will be able to use R in their everyday data manipulation and statistical analysis tasks. Moreover, they will learn the basic structure of the language in such a way that it will become easier to follow more advanced topics such as the Bioconductor or advanced R programming. This course is not about statistics. However, since R is a statistical programming language some basic knowledge of statistical concepts is required. During the course the concepts needed will be briefly summarized

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

 

Workshop on Photoshop and Illustrator CS6 for PhD-students and other researchers – new!

13 June, 2017

One-day hands-on workshop on the Adobe programs Photoshop and Illustrator CS6. These programs are used for image enhancement and for drawing high quality graphs, tables and other figures. These are also freely available at the Erasmus MC on all SOM-pc‘s. These can also be purchased for little money via surfspot.nl

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

 

Survival Analysis Course – new!
26 – 27 June, 201
7
Two-day course on medical statistics for MDs, PhD students and MSc students. The first day consists of a brief introduction to basic statistical concepts and survival analysis. During day two, more advanced topics related to survival analysis will be discussed. Aim of the course is understanding (some of) the essentials of statistical theory, choosing the appropriate statistical test given the research question and data, performing the corresponding statistical analysis and interpreting the resulting statistical output.

For more information and registration: www.molmed.nl

 

NGS in DNA Diagnostics Course  – new!

11 – 13 September, 2017

This course is intended for bioinformaticians, researchers and molecular & clinical geneticists. The mixed program 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

 

Basic and Translational Oncology 2017 – new!

23 - 27 October, 2017

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of translational cancer research and is directed primarily at PhD students and postdocs in MolMed, MGC and OOA/NCI but others (e.g., students and technicians) 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

 

SNP Course XIV: SNPs and Human Diseases – new!

13 – 17 November, 2017

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)

 

Courses organised by others

 

General information:

Download the booklet with the teaching programme for PhD students, version 2016-2017

Download MGC bulletin 52  (september 2015)

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 Instituten

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 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 Celbiologie

Erasmus MC - Rotterdam

Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam

010-7043593

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

Afdeling Moleculaire Celbiologie

Leiden Universitair Medisch Centrum

Postbus 9600, 2300 RC Leiden

071-5269201

hoofd: Prof.Dr. H.J. Tanke (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)

Afdeling Moleculaire Genetica

Erasmus MC - Rotterdam

Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam

010-7043199

hoofd: Prof.Dr. R. Kanaar (lid MGC bestuur)

LACDR (Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research) - Toxicologie groep

Universiteit Leiden

P.O. Box 9502, 2300 RA Leiden

071-5276223

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

  Afdeling Ontwikkelingsbiologie,

Erasmus MC - Rotterdam

Postbus 2040, 3000 CA Rotterdam

010-7043574

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

 

Andere afdelingen/groepen binnen het MGC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Huid- en geslachtsziekten, groep erfelijke melanomen, LUMC (Prof. Dr. W. Bergman)

Klinische Genetica, LUMC (Prof. Dr. C.J. van Asperen)

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

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)

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revised: mei 23, 2017