Internal (Erasmus MC) Course: A broad spectrum of NGS Applications in Molecular Medicine

Course date: 23 April 2014 - 24 April 2014
Location: Erasmus MC, OWR-39&Ae-406

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Next generation sequencing (NGS) has taken an enormous flight with many applications and different platforms. Also in the Erasmus MC, many NGS has been implemented in research projects and new diagnostic strategies.



The MolMed graduate school aims to organize a course around NGS with the main goal to introduce its members to the technique, and especially to the types of platforms and the potential applications in research and diagnostics. End goals: to exchange knowledge and to raise awareness between all participants. We offer this short (2 day) introduction course in April 2014 containing:


I. Introduction to NGS and the different platforms

II. Introduction to data handling

III. Overview of applications in basic research

IV. Overview of applications in malignancies

V. Overview of applications in applied research

VI. Overview of applications and cautions for implementing NGS in diagnostics


Target population

PhD students, postdocs, senior scientists, including clinical researchers from Erasmus MC. It will not be a hands-on course, but a showcase of scientists with mutual exchange of information and experience as much as possible. Content will contain all possible applications: Insights into who is doing what? What is possible, how does it work, do’s and don’ts, interpretation of data; both for basic researchers and clinical researchers


NBIC course

An annual NBIC course on NGS is already organized by multiple partners that provides background and hands-on analysis training in late August.



To achieve the aim, the course will consist of various lectures from different researchers in the school. In addition, during lunch and/or at the end of the day, time will be reserved for speed date sessions (including presenters and participants).


Registration fee
The subscription fee of non-commercial participants from outside the Erasmus MC for this course is € 350.
All PhD students from outside the Erasmus MC get a discount of 50% and pay €175.

Master students from elsewhere who pay the fee from their personal budget get a discount of 75% and pay €87,50.

All participants from the Erasmus MC receive a discount of 100% and pay € 0 because we asked the dept.'s outside MolMed to pay a reasonable contribution.

We already ave an agreement with Prof. Hofstra of the dept. of Clinical Genetics.


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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