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MGC Course Programme

Epigenetic Regulation in Health and Disease

Date: 24-25 May, 2018, from 9:00 - 16:30 hr

Location: Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, room 4.06, building Ae

Organizers: Haico van Attikum, Lucia Daxinger, Raymond Poot

The course aims to introduce participants to epigenetic technologies by providing an overview of the state-of-the-art chromatin and gene regulation studies in The Netherlands

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Scripting for Life Science Researchers

Date: 29-30 May, 2018, from 9:00 - 17:00 hr

Location: LUMC, Building 1, room J1-84, Leiden

Organizer: Mihai Lefter

The 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.

Knowledge of Linux is required to attend this course.

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GitLab as a Collaborative Working Environment

Date: 13 June and 14 November, 2018, from 9:00 - 12:00 hr

Location: LUMC, Building 2, room T0-00-08, Leiden

Organizer: Mihai Lefter

The course provides particpants an insight into how (LUMC) GitLab utilization enhances collaboration and greatly simplifies project management.

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 Practical Linux 

 Date: in 2018 the course will be given on the following dates: 4 July, 5 September, 31 October, and in December (t.b.c), from 13:00 - 17:00 h

Location: LUMC, Leiden

Organizer: Mihai Lefter

After completing this short, half day, course attendees will be able to swiftly start using Linux both on a server as well as on their personal computer.

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Next Generation Sequencing data analysis

Date: 27 - 29 August, 2018, from 9:00 - 17:00 hr

Location: LUMC, Building 1, CZ-3 and computerrooms 1-82 and J1-83

Organizer: Jeroen Laros and Mihai Lefter

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 solutions will be presented and discussed. The focus of the course will be on data and ways to analyse the data.

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Code and Data Management with Git

Date: next edition 12 September, from 9:00 - 15:00 hr

Location: LUMC, Building 1,Leiden

Organizer: Mihai Lefter

The course aims at everyone who works in the Bioinformatics field. Knowledge of Linux is required to attend this course.

If you fill in the registration form you will have priority for the September edition. In due time you will be informed about the exact date.

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Python Programming

Date: next edition 23 - 26 October, 4 days, lectures in the monings and SSA in the afternoons

Location: LUMC, Building 1, Leiden

Organizer: Mihai Lefter

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Basic and Translational Oncology 

Date: 8 - 12 October, 2018

Location: Erasmus MC

Organizers: Monique den Boer, Reno Debets, Peter Devilee, Frank van Vliet

The program is set up logically in 5 steps, one step a day: 1.Pathology, diagnostics & pathways in cancer; 2.Biology of the cancer cell: Genetics; 3.Invasion, metastasis & inflammation; 4.Tumor Immunology; Clinical practice: targeted therapies; 5.Epidemiology of cancer; personalised medicine; end-of-life interventions 

For more information and registration or visit the website

Safely working in the Laboratory

Date: 10 October , 2018, from from 9:00 - 15:00 hr

Location: LUMC, Building 1, room J1-116

Organizer: Fred van Dam

This one day course provides guidelines for the objective assessment of risks in laboratory and, based on this knowledge, the application of the right measures according to the occupational hygiene strategy. On the one hand this is a refresher course, but on the other hand it will become clear to the participant which technical and organizational measures have been taken within the hospital and LUMC in specific to perform research responsibly

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Workshop Animated Science: Explaining research to a broad audience in a short video

Date: 30 October (afternoon) - 13 November  - 4 December (afternoon)

Location: LUMC

Organizers: Astrid Smit and Bruno Wayenburg

Youtube videos including animation are an effective and fun way to communicate science to a general audience or a broader audience than your direct colleagues. Technical bits that are hard to explain in language alone, can be crystal clear in language accompanied by moving images. But how to make an animation which is entertaining as well as crystal clear?

This course will teach you the fundamentals. Together with a course mate you will be finishing your first animated research animation.

For more information and registration  (see also two videos under 'news' item on this website)

Erasmus Optical Imaging Centre- OIC organizes the course "Functional imaging and super resolution"

 Date: 5-9 November, 2018   

Location: Erasmus MC

Organizers: Adriaan Houtsmuller, Gert van Cappellen, Gert-Jan Kremers, Erasmus OIC 

The course will give an overview and increase your knowledge of the rapidly developing advanced imaging methods and how they can support you during your research.

 For more information and how to register (in due time) follow this link.