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.
See Program

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:
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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