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Symposia and Meetings organized by MGC members


 MGC symposium 

Each year the MGC organizes a one day symposium for their members. The program of the symposium consists of 13 scientific lectures presented by promising, mainly young researchers (PhD students and postdocs) from the different MGC departments. Also the best presenter at the MGC PhD student workshop is invited to give a presentation. The scientific part of the day is capped by a keynote speaker and the symposium is concluded with drinks and small bites or a walking dinner.

As a result of the corona virus the MGC board has decided to cancel the MGC symposium this year and to postpone it to September 2021

New date: the 30th edition of the MGC symposium will be organized on Thursday 16 September, 2021 at Fletcher Hotel, Leiden

Program 2019

For a historical overview of all keynote speakers click here and of all programs click here

Section 'DNA repair mechanisms'

This section organizes about once every two months a meeting on Friday mornings. Location is either Rotterdam or Leiden. Coordinators are: Haico van Attikum ( and Wim Vermeulen (


MGC Publieksmiddag "Wijzer over DNA" (lezingen zijn veelal in het Nederlands)  

Sinds 2007 wordt er ieder jaar op de eerste of tweede zondag van november een publiekslezing georganiseerd onder de noemer " Wijzer over DNA". In de pdf kunnen de programma's van voorgaande jaren ingekeken worden.

3 November 2019 werd de 13de editie van de publieksmiddag Wijzer over DNA georganiseerd in de Oranjerie van de Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. Het thema was "Regeneratieve geneeskunde". 

Het MGC bestuur heeft besloten om in 2020 geen publieksmiddag te organiseren i.v.m. COVID-19. De 14de editie  is voorlopig doorgeschoven naar 31 oktober 2021. Lokatie is de Oranjerie van de Hortus Botanicus.

Toegang is gratis.  

MGC Public afternoon "Wiser about DNA", postponed

Since 2007, a public lecture under the title "Wiser on DNA" has been organized every year on the first or second Sunday of November. The programs from previous years can be viewed in the pdf

Meetings and Lectures (organized by others)

- NKI SeminarsTo view the 2020 program visit the website

- PCDI - Postdoc Career Development Initiative - is an organisation that aims at improving awareness of career planning and opportunities among postdocs, PhD students and their employers. They bring together scientists, universities and key players in the life science industry.