Course on Molecular Diagnostics XI

Course date: 02 November 2017 - 03 November 2017
Location: Ae-3.27

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Course Molecular Diagnostics XI

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of November, 2017
Erasmus MC, Location: Ae-3.27 

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The Erasmus Medical Center houses many different molecular diagnostic techniques, which are subject to continuous research and are developed based on their practical applications. These applications are based on all areas of the healthcare, such as Clinical Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Complex Diseases, Forensic Science, and a broad spectrum of oncological adaptations.
This course is a yearly updated version of the first issues organized from 2007 on.

This course will bring the state-of-the-art of these areas of the Molecular Diagnostics, and is meant for translational researchers as well as doctors and medical specialists operating outside of their initial field of research. But also PhD-students and technicians are welcome.
The maximum amount of participants is 20. 

The course starts with 3 presentations on basic molecular techniques:

  • PCR and real-time, quantitative PCR;
  • DNA sequencing; basic technologies;
  • Next generation Sequencing (NGS);

Followed by 1,5 day on the applications in various fields.

Course Book
For this course, a book on Molecular Diagnostics has been written by most of the teachers of this course (Edited by Dr. W. van Leeuwen and dr. C. Vink; IVA editors, 2009). This book is advised for the course and can be bought at the start of the course for the reduced price of €45 (the normal price is €65,45). Please inform us beforehand if you wish to do so.
Apart from this book no course material will be provided.

Full participation in this course is 1,0 ECTS

Attendance fees

The subscription fee of non-commercial participants for the Course is €400 (excl. course book). Discounts are handled as followed:

  • All PhD students, and Master of Science students get 50% discount and pay €200,00 + €45 for the book upon arrival;
  • All participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a discount of 100% and pay € 0 + €45 for the book upon arrival.
This course is sponsored by Agena Bioscience:

Organizing committee

Dr. Erik-Jan Dubbink, Dept. of Pathology
Dr. Wilfred van IJcken, Biomics Core Facility
Dr. Ton Langerak, Dept. of Immunology 
Dr. Corné Klaassen, Dept. of Microbiology 
Dr. Susan Pas, Dept. of Virology 
Dr. Peter Valk, Dept. of Hematology
Dr. Frank van Vliet, managing director Postgraduate School MolMed

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 studentswill 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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