Course Biomedical Research Techniques

Course date: 26 October 2020 - 30 October 2020
Location: Online Teams

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Annual Course on Biomedical Research Techniques (XIXth 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 19th 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, methods and techniques for detection, quantification and manipulation of RNA expression; (afternoon)  site visits core facilities labs genomics (online);

Day 3: (morning) proteomics, mass spectrometry and metabolomics; (afternoon)  site visits to the mass spectrometry facilities (online);

Day 4: (morning) Flow cytometry, Cytotoxicity & Multi-parameter assays; (afternoon) microscopy: quantitative confocal microscopy, 4 Pi microscope, FRET, FRAP & computer modeling;

Day 5: (morning) Applied Molecular Imaging: Ultrasound, MRI, CT, Nuclear, Optical in vivo; (afternoon) BSL Lab and Pathology services (online)

Site visits: online, recordings via MS Teams

Audience and participation
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Date, Time & Location
26 October - 30 October 2020
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Full participation is  1,5 ECTS.


Course fees 
For non-commercial participants the course fee  € 650/ 5 days
PhD students get a 50% discount and pay €325/ 5 days. 
Participants from the postgraduate school MolMed get a 100% discount and pay €0.
Master students, get a 50% discount and pay €325/ 5 days. 
Master students who have to pay the fee from their personal budget get a 75% discount and pay €162,50/ 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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