Course Biomedical Research Techniques XII

Course date: 14 October 2013 - 18 October 2013
Location: Erasmus MC, Ae-406

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Annual Course on Biomedical Research Techniques (XIIth edition)

PhD students (and others) often experience that not all expertise for biomedical techniques or assays they need to perform at their research project is readily available in their department. The Postgraduate school offers with this course the wonderful opportunity to exchange this expertise. This course is organized by and for PhD-students.

This course is also part of the Research MSc Infection & Immunity.

The program is set up in six half day sessions and is based on: DNA, RNA, Proteome, Cell, Tissue and organ.

The topics for the half day sessions of each day are:
Day 1: primers and probes, sequencing, SNP-analysis, methylation
Day 2: RNA, RNA expression arrays, RT PCR, siRNA, data mining
Day 3: site visit DNA/RNA labs; proteomes, mass spectrometry
Day 4: (morning) cytotoxicity, ELISA & flow cytometry; (afternoon) Microscopy: Quantitative confocal microscopy, Image analysis, FRET, FRAP & computer modeling
Day 5: Applied Molecular Imaging: MRI, CT, Nuclear, Optical in vivo; site visits proteomics labs

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Site visits: planned on Wednesday morning and Friday afternoons. Please register during the course. There are limited places available (15/group).

Full presentation at this course is rewarded with 1,5 ECTS.

Attendance fees
The subscription fee of non-commercial participants for the Course is €650. This is also the fee when the participants with an appointment pay the fee from his/her ‘personal budget’.
All participants from the Postgraduate School MolMed get a discount of 100 % and pay €0. Research master students and PhD students have 50% discount and pay €325. Research master students who pay it themselves have 75% discount and pay €162,50.

More information
Contact: Frank van Vliet and/or Joris Lenstra, secretary of the School, tel. +31(0)10 70 380 53; GSM +31(0)6 5474 6408;

General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School Molmed

From August 1st, 2012 the following financial rules apply:

Non-commercial course, symposium or workshop fee: €200/day, €750/week

• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%.
• Other Erasmus MC participants, e.g. of MGC, COEUR, NIHES: discount of 50%.
• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.
• Master’s students who are paying the fee from their personal budget: discount of 75%.

There is one fee for the entire course. There is no reduction for partial participation.

The SPSS Course and the R Course have shorter course days. The SPSS Course counts as a 2-days course and the R Course as a 3-days course.

Commercial participants & sponsors: companies are invited to inquire about commercial participant tuition fees and about sponsoring.

Those who register for a course, symposium or workshop agree with these financial conditions.


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