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MGC Course Program

Practical Linux 

Date3 December, 13:00 - 17:00, Location: LUMC, J1-84, Building 1 (route-555) - Organizer: Mihai Lefter.  After completing this short, half day, course attendees will be able to swiftly start using Linux both on a server as well as on their personal computer.   

There are no prerequisites, but the Linux course is mandatory for the courses: Shark, Code and data management with Git, Scripting for life science researcher, and Python programming.

For more information and registration or register directly via    (for December and upcoming editions)

Code and data management with Git

Date: 5 December, 9:00 - 15:00, location: LUMC, J1-84, Building 1 - Organizer: Mihai Lefter. 

This course aims at everyone who works in the Bioinformatics field. We cover a version control system named Git. This system is widely used by software developers, but can also be used for project management. By keeping track of all versions, history, etc. collaboration with colleagues is easy and your analysis will be reproducible. Knowledge of Linux is required to follow this course.

For more information and registration  or register directly via

Safely working in the Laboratory

Date: to be announced

This one day course provides guidelines for the objective assessment of risks in laboratory and, based on this knowledge, the application of the right measures according to the occupational hygiene strategy. On the one hand this is a refresher course, but on the other hand it will become clear to the participant which technical and organizational measures have been taken within the hospital and LUMC in specific to perform research responsibly

To register: PhD students from LUMC can register via 'Bedrijfsopleidingen LUMC', PhD students from Erasmus MC can send an email to

GITLab as a collaborative working environment

Date: to be announced

Aimed primarily at LUMC researchers, this short but concise course consists of an introduction to the LUMC GitLab. The course takes approximately three hours and provides participants an insight into how GitLab utilization enhances collaboration and greatly simplifies project management. 

For more information and registration or you can register directly via  

Single Cell analysis

Date: October, 2020 Location Erasmus MC - Organizer: Chien, Kloet, Lelieveldt, Mahfouz, and Reinders 

This week-long course will cover the practicalities of single-cell sample prep and analysis with a particular focus on single-cell RNA-seq libraries. This course is aimed at both wet-lab researchers interested in learning how to analyze their own single-cell data sets, as well as bioinformaticians who are new to single-cell sequencing analysis. Basic knowledge of the programming language R is a prerequisite for participation in the course.

There is a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 20 places. All potential participants are asked to write a motivation letter that will be use to make a selection out of the registered people. The course is free of charge for all personnel of MGC associated institutes. Participants from outside these organizations pay 500 euro. 

The second edition of this course will be organized in 2020. If you are interested you can pre-register which will give you priority for the 2020 edition. Please, include your motivation.

For more information and preregistration or you can preregister via the registration form

Stem cells, Organoids and Regenerative Medicine 

Date: 12-15 November, Location Erasmus MC (the date is changed: the course is one week earlier than originally planned)

Goal of this course is to provide post-graduate students (PhD students and post-docs)  a comprehensive overview of stem cells, organoids and regenerative medicine through lectures of experts in this field. You will learn about concepts, techniques and (future) medical applications (Knowledge and skills). Moreover there will be plenty opportunity  to get to know each other and to present/discuss your own research projects (Communication skills and Networking).

Course is fully booked! You can still register, but will be placed on a waiting list.  Pre-Registration via MolMed

Python Programming

Date: 26 - 29 November, Location LUMC

The course is targeted at PhD students, Postdocs, or anyone willing to learn how to program in Python. Students are assumed to have some experience with programming, but not necessarily in Python, and the UNIX shell. For this reason it is mandatory to follow our Practical Linux and Code and data management with git courses before.

The program consists of four mornings with lessons and some assignments to be done in your own time (i.e., during the afternoons).

Course is free of charge for MGC members. For people from outside these institutes the course fee is 400 euro. In case of no show participants from the MGC institutes will be charged 50 euro, other participants have to pay the full price.

There is a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 places. Should an edition of the course be oversubscribed then places will be allocated based on a first-come first-serve basis.

For more Information and Registration

Technology Facilities 

Date: 17 - 20 February, 2020, Location LUMC

The course will deal with four topics: day 1 Genomics & Transcriptomics, day 2 Proteomics, day 3 Metabolomics, and day 4 Imaging

The course is meant for PhD students, technicians, postdocs and other interested people who just started their research or are not familiar with the different topics. One can subscribe also for individual days. 

For more information and registration  There is a minimum of 14 and a maximum of 35 places. Deadline for registration 1 February, 2020.

The course is free of charge for all personnel of MGC institutes. Participants from outside these institutes pay €400. Registration costs for a single day is €100. 


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