Course Microbiomics I

Location: Erasmus MC

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Microbiomics I

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.

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 

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)

Audience and participation

Dr. Robert Kraaij

Date, Time & Location

Full participation is  0,6 ECTS.


Course fees 
For non-commercial participants the course fee  € 400/2days
PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €200/2 days. 
Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a 100% discount and pay €0.
Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €200/2 days. 
Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €100/2 days. 
If these financial requirements should pose a problem, please contact Frank van Vliet, managing director of the Erasmus Postgraduate School Mol Med, at:

General information
Financial regulation of the Postgraduate School MolMed, from January 1st 2021, 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 Personal Leadership 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. 
If there is no personal budget left, the MM-members get a discount of 100%.
• 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.
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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