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Symposia and Meetings organized by MGC members

 MGC symposium - 12 September, 2019 

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.

Program 2018

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 (

22 February, Erasmus MC, Room OWR-36, Education Center, Rotterdam

9.30 - 10.00    Joris Pothof (Transcription stress & Genome stability, EMC): "nky

10.00 - 10.30  Yana van der Weegen (Human Genetics, LUMC): "The sequential and cooperative action of CSB, CSA and UVSSA targets the TFIIH complex to DNA damage-stalled RNA polymerase II";

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 - 11.15  Joost Schimmel (Human Genetics, LUMC)"Towards monitoring and inhibiting polymerase theta-mediated end joining";

11.15 – 11.45 Danny Feijtel (Molecular Genetics, EMC): "Dissecting the radiobiological effects of Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy in a model for Neuroendocrine cancer"

 26 April, LUMC, Leiden

Program Clinical Genetics lectures 2019, Erasmus MC

Lectures are on Thursdays, starting at 16:00 h. For the annual program visit the website

Next lecture: 21 February, 2019, 4 pm, Queridozaal (Eg-370)

Regulation and function of the LRRK2 Parkinson’s Kinase
Dario Alessi (Director, MRC Protein Phosphorylation & Ubiquitylation Unit, Univ. of Dundee,Dundee, United Kingdom)

Program Cell Biology Seminar Series 2018/2019, Erasmus MC

For the annual program see pdf

Next lecture: 19 March, 11 am, Ee-822

Peter Kolb (Marburg University), "Harnessing easily accessible chemical space for ligand discovery"

MGC Publieksmiddag "Wijzer over DNA" (lezingen zijn veelal in het Nederlands) - 3 november, 2019

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.

MGC Public afternoon "Wiser about DNA", 3 November, 2019

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 2019 program visit the website

- 23-26 June, 2019: Nature Congresses - Ageing, Health & Rejuvenation, De Doelen International Congress Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

- 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.