Course Microbiomics I

Course date: 22 August 2018 - 23 August 2018
Location: Erasmus MC

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Microbiomics I - Course Summary

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 August, 2018


Dr. Robert Kraaij


Dr. Frank van Vliet

The analysis of microbial communities has been fueled by next generation sequencing techniques in the past decade. Microbiota - especially those of the gut - have now been linked to several diseases and traits. Analytical approaches, such as metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, metaproteomics and metabolomics, are evolving rapidly. This 2-day course aims to give an introduction (first day) and hands-on experience (second day) in techniques to profile microbiota as well as approaches to analysis these multi-dimensional datasets.

(Room Ae-4.06)


09.15 - 10.15 Introduction à Robert Kraaij

10.30 - 11.15 Introduction to microbiota 

11.30 - 12.15 Study design 

12.15 - 13.00 Lunch


13.00 - 14.00 Profiling techniques I 

14.15 - 15.00 Profiling techniques II 

15.15 - 16.00 Microbiota analyses I

16.15 - 17.00 Microbiota analyses I 


(Computer room Ee-15.28; max. 18 participants)


09:15 - 12:15 Lecture: 16S rRNA profiling pipeline >Djawad Radjabzadeh   

Practical: 16S rRNA profiling


13:00 - 16:00 Lecture: 16S rRNA analyses > Robert Kraaij   

Practical: data analysis on microbiome data using VEGAN (R)
Fully attending the course and the practical will reward you with 0,6 ECTS

Attendance fees
The subscription fee of non-commercial participants for the Course is €400.

· All participants from the Postgraduate School MolMed get a discount of 100 % and pay €0. 

· PhD students have 50% discount and pay €200. 

· For research master students the program will be invoiced for €100/ECTS = €60,-.

· Other students who pay it themselves have 75% discount and pay €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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