Databases & Cytoscape

Course date: 07 July 2017 - 07 July 2017
Location: Erasmus MC

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Attached you will find the program of this course 

This course will be held on Friday 7 July, 2017 

Introduction & target audience
One days hands-on computer course for biological and clinical researchers whose research involves experiments that generate gene expression data. The course focuses on Databases, pathways and Cytoscape. The total number of participants is limited to 40.

Pre-requisites for participants
Participants need to know what a microarray experiment is, and have their own expression profiling data. They have preferably followed an introduction to R course as a preparation; alternatively they have practiced the "Getting started in R" practical prior to the course. Basic statistical concepts including mean, variance, standard deviation, probability distributions, t-test, p-value, correlation, and linear regression are assumed known. These are typically seen during basic statistics courses. 
Please note that there is no overlap between the Basic course on R and the Analysis of microarray and RNA Seq expression data using R/BioC and web tools course

Please fill in the online registration form (in the free text box at the bottom of the form):
• do you have basis R knowledge (yes/no); if yes, please indicate how you acquired this knowledge: basic R course/ other…;
• do you have gene expression data to analyse yes/no, if yes: which platform? Affymetrix/ Illumina microarrays/ Agilent/ other: .....

Registration, deadline and admittance
The total number of participants is limited to 40. Deadline for registration is Monday 26th June 2017, 9.00 a.m.

Speakers and moderators
• Peter van Baarlen, Nutrition, Metabolism & Genomics Group, Wageningen University
• Andrew Stubbs, Department of Bioinformatics, Erasmus MC

Course material from previous courses
Here you can find the website with course material, also from previous courses:
Course organizers
Program: Dr. Judith Boer 
Pediatric Oncology, Erasmus MC-Sophia Children’s Hospital, and Human Genetics, Leiden University Medical Center,
Coordination: Dr. Frank van Vliet, Managing Director MolMed, 010-70 43518/ 06-5474 6408,

Related courses
MolMed (Erasmus MC) organizes several courses on R and the next one is organized from 18 - 24 May, 2017. 

Attendance fees
Course tuition for non-commercial participants is € 200. Discounts are handled as followed:

  • Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed receive a discount of 100%.
  • PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution, get a discount of 50% (tuition = €100).



General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School MolMed

From January 1st, 2017 the following financial rules apply, but they may differ per course still. Look at the course fee of each course to be sure which discounts are really applied:

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

• Participants of the postgraduate school MolMed: discount of 100%

• However, the Research Management course and the workshops Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign have to be paid from the ‘personal budget’ of employees, MolMed members and PhD students included. So they will receive an invoice from us which you have to pay and which will be reimbursed by your Department. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice

• PhD students and Master’s students, regardless of institution: discount of 50%.

  • The course fees of research master’s students will be paid by their master program at rate of €100/ECTS. For not I&I master students: please inform your master program in advance whether they agree to pay.
  • Master’s students who are paying the fee from their private budget: discount of 75%. When you will pay from your personal budget you need to provide us your home address details for the invoice.
  • However, 2 courses in statistics are paid centrally by the Dept. of Research policy for all PhD students from Erasmus MC! These are R and the SPSS course. So for Erasmus MC PhD students, these courses are always free, provided you are officially registered as a PhD student.

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

Some courses have less course days: SPSS 3 days, Survival Analysis 2 days, Management 2 days, Presenting 1,5 days and also other may be shorter as indicated on the website.

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

All invoices will be sent by email to the mail address that you filled in upon registration. If this address is not correct we use your Erasmus MC address.

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



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