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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.

The 30th edition of the MGC symposium will be organized on Thursday 17 September, 2020 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 (

Next lecture 24 January, 2020 - Lecture room 4, Building 1, LUMC

09.30 - 10.00  Bert van de Kooij (Human Genetics, LUMC):

"Multi-pathway reporters reveal pathway connectivity in the double-strand break repair network" 

10.00 - 10.30  Dik van Gent (Molecular Genetics, EMC):
"Mutations in LIG3 Cause Mitochondrial Neurogastrointestinal Encephalomyopathy"

10.30 - 10.45  Coffee break 

10.45 - 11.15  Juliette Kamp (Human Genetics, LUMC):
"BRCA1/BRC-1-associated structural variations are a consequence of polymerase Theta-Mediated End-Joining"

11.15 – 11.45 Maarten Paul (Molecular Genetics, EMC):
"Analysis of BRCA2 motion patterns at sites of DNA damage by 3D single-molecule tracking"  

Program Clinical Genetics lectures 2019, Erasmus MC

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

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.

3 November 2019 wordt de 13de editie van de publieksmiddag Wijzer over DNA georganiseerd in de Oranjerie van de Hortus Botanicus in Leiden. Het thema deze middag is "Regeneratieve geneeskunde". Informatie over het programma en registratie kunt u vinden in de pdf.

Toegang is gratis. Graag vooraf registreren via i.v.m. het beperkt aantal plaatsen. 

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. See doc for the program on 3 November 2019 and the registration form. 

Meetings and Lectures (organized by others)

- NKI SeminarsTo view the 2019 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.