Course Biomedical Research Techniques

Location: Erasmus MC

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Annual Course on Biomedical Research Techniques (XVIIIth edition) 

PhD students (and others) often experience that not all expertise for biomedical techniques or assays they need to perform for their research project is readily available in their department. The organization of the Postgraduate school offers the wonderful opportunity to exchange this expertise. Therefore, the course ‘Biomedical Research Techniques’ is organized to create an overview of techniques routinely used in the various departments. This course is issued the 18th time after the big success of the previous ones. This course is also part of the Research MSc Infection & Immunity.

The program is organized according to a logical order in 5 steps: DNA, RNA, Proteome, Cell, Tissue and Organ.

This implies the following program in 5 days:

Day 1: primers and probes, sequencing, SNP-analysis, methylation
Day 2: (morning) RNA, RNA expression arrays, RT PCR, siRNA, data mining; (afternoon)  site visit core facilities labs genomics;
Day 3: (morning) proteomes, mass spectrometry; (afternoon)  site visits proteomics labs;
Day 4: (morning) Flow cytometry, ELISA & Cytotoxicity; (afternoon) microscopy: quantitative confocal microscopy, image analysis, FRET, FRAP & computer modeling; 
Day 5: (morning) Applied Molecular Imaging: MRI, CT, Nuclear, Optical in vivo; (afternoon) BSL Lab and Pathology services

Site visits: planned on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Please register during the course. There are limited places available (max. 10/group).

Audience and participation


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Full participation is  1,5 ECTS.


Course fees:
If not otherwise indicated, Erasmus MC PhD courses are free for Erasmus MC PhD candidates and Research Master students who use them as electives. Erasmus MC employees pay €100/day. External PhD candidates pay €100/day. Commercial and other external participants pay €200/day. There is one fee for the entire course, there is no reduction for partial participation.

Cancellation policy:
Erasmus MC Graduate School charges a cancellation fee of €75 for all cancellations made more than 22 days before the start of the course. Fifty percent of the course fee, with a minimum of €75, is due for cancellations made between 21 and 10 days before the start date. The full course fee is due for cancellations made less than 10 days before the start date, or in case of no-show without cancellation. For Erasmus MC PhD candidates the full course fee in case of the cancellation policy will be the equivalent of the number of course days times €100. 

All invoices will be sent to the head of department or for external participants to the e-mail address provided upon registration. 

Those who register for a PhD course agree with these financial conditions.

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