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MGC Course Program

Practical Linux 

Date: 31 October, from 13:00 - 17:00 h Location: LUMC, J1-82, Leiden (next edition December (t.b.c.)) 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. 

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Workshop Animated Science: Explaining research to a broad audience in a short video

Date: 30 October (afternoon) - 13 November  - 4 December (afternoon), Location: LUMC - Organizers: Astrid Smit and Bruno Wayenburg

Youtube videos including animation are an effective and fun way to communicate science to a general audience or a broader audience than your direct colleagues. Technical bits that are hard to explain in language alone, can be crystal clear in language accompanied by moving images. But how to make an animation which is entertaining as well as crystal clear? This course will teach you the fundamentals. Together with a course mate you will be finishing your first animated research animation. For more information and registration  (see also two videos under 'news' item on this website)

From Molecular Pathogenesis to Targeted Therapy

Date: 31 October - 2 November, 2018, Location: LUMC - Organizers: Prof.dr. P. ten Dijke and dr. H. van Dam

The course will involve state of the art lectures on signaling, molecular pathogenesis and targeted therapy by experts in the field. Subjects: Signaling pathways,  ageing, metabolic diseases and cancer Inflammation, growth control, stem cells and cancer personalized medicine, targeted therapy and imaging. For registration you can send an email to For more information

Erasmus Optical Imaging Centre- OIC organizes the course "Functional imaging and super resolution"

 Date: 5-9 November, Location: Erasmus MC - Organizers: Adriaan Houtsmuller, Gert van Cappellen, Gert-Jan Kremers, Erasmus OIC

The course will give an overview and increase your knowledge of the rapidly developing advanced imaging methods and how they can support you during your research. For more information and how to register (in due time) follow this link.

Protein aggregation disorders: from clinic to therapy    (course has been cancelled!!)

Date: 21 - 22 November, 2018  (next edition 2020), location: LUMC 

Stem Cells, Organoids and Regenerative Medicine   (new in   2018) 

Date: 27 - 30 November, 2018 (next edition 2020), Location: Erasmus MC - Organizers: Joost Gribnau (the course is full. When you sign up your name will be put on a waiting list. It gives you priority at a next edition of the course)    

Goal of this course is to provide post-graduate students (PhD students and post-docs) an comprehensive overview of stem cells, organoids and regenerative medicine by expert lecture in this field. They will learn about concepts, techniques and (future) medical applications (Knowledge and skills). Moreover there will be plenty opportunity of students to get to know each other and to present/discuss their own research projects (Communication skills and Networking). For more information and registration

Python Programming

Date: 27 - 30 November, 4 days, lectures in the mornings and SSA in the afternoons, Location: LUMC, J1-83, Building 1, Leiden - Organizer: Mihai Lefter (when the course is fully booked and you sign up your name will be put on a waiting list. It gives you priority at a next edition of the course)  

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Introduction to Cytoscape

 Date: 6 December, Location: LUMC, J1-84, Building 1, Leiden - Organizer: Magnus Palmblad

The aim of this course is to introduce the Cytoscape software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating omics (e.g. gene expression, proteomics and metabolomics) data. It will be the third time that this course is organized by MGC in collaboration with Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics, LUMC. For more information and registration or register directly via

Code and data management with Git 

Date: 7 December, 9:00 - 15:00, Location: LUMC, J1-84, Building 1, Leiden - Organizer: Mihai Lefter

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 GITLab as a collaborative working environment

Date: to be decided. The date is determined in consultation with sufficient registrations. For more information and pre-registration or you can pre-register directly via  The course will be one half day; morning or afternoon. When there are at least 6 registrations a date will be determined based on availability of the participants.