Course in Virology

Location: Erasmus MC Ae-4.06

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Unfortunately the course is canceled, because of the Corona situation.
We hope to postpone this course to the end of the year. We will inform you by email as soon as we planned a new Course date.
NB. Attached the program, some rooms yet t.b.a. 
Course in Virology 2020 

The Erasmus Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine has two main activities: the organization of education for postgraduate students, and the stimulation of cooperation between several departments with regards to translational research. 
The Virology department of Erasmus MC organized the Virology Course for many years now. From 2012, it is organized with and under auspices of the Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine (MolMed). The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of fundamental and translational virus research.

The topics covered in the course are:
1.       Structure and life cycle
2.       Plant and invertebrate viruses
3.       Chronic infections
4.       Acute infections
5.       Emerging viruses
6.       Pathogenesis of viruses
7.       Immune response and immune evasion
8.       Intervention strategies
9.       Viruses in a clinical setting
10.     Transmission and evolution
Audience and participation
The course in virology is organized for PhD students, post-docs and medical microbiologists, who are invited to participate. During the course, national and international experts in the field of virology will present seminars. Relevant literature will be made available at the start of the course.
PhD students, post-docs and medical microbiologists are invited to register.
Registration is only possible on-line. The number of people that can participate in this course is limited to 70. Participants will receive a confirmation upon registration.

Teacher/ Organizing committee
Bernadette van den Hoogen, Sander Herfst, Mathilde Richard and Frank van Vliet.
 Speakers include:
Prof. Koopmans, ErasmusMC
Prof. Fouchier, ErasmusMC
Prof. Kuiken, ErasmusMC
Dr. R. de Groot, University Utrecht
Prof. Van Kuppeveld, University Utrecht
Prof. Wiertz, University Utrecht
Dr. Kormelinck, University Wageningen
Prof. Van Oers, University of Wageningen
Prof. Kortekaas, University of Wageningen
Dr. Van Rij, University of Wageningen
Prof. Geijtenbeek, University of Amsterdam
Dr. Van Gils, UMC, Amsterdam
Prof Hoeben, LUMC, Leiden
Dr. Barcena, LUMC, Leiden
Prof. Hiscott, Institute Pasteur, Rome
Dr. Sutter, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich
Prof Jones, Institute of Virology of the Charité Berlin
Date, Time & Location
15-19 Juni 2020, Room Ae-4.06.
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Full participation is  1,5 ECTS.
Commercial participants & sponsors
Companies are invited to inquire for participation and sponsoring 

For more information please contact: Bernadette van den Hoogen ( You may also contact Frank van Vliet, the managing Director of the school, at:, tel. +31 (0)10 – 408 75 18, GSM +31 (0)6 – 5474 6408 whom you can also call in case of emergencies.


Course fees 
For non-commercial participants the course fee  €750/5 days
PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €375/ 5 days. 
Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a 100% discount and pay €0.
Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €375/ 5 days. 
Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €187.50/ 5 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 2019, 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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