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The MGC PhD workshop 2020 in Oldenburg was cancelled due to the corona-virus. We aim to organize this postponed meeting in 2021 from 1st - 4th June in Oldenburg. Given the uncertainty of the situation, we are not yet sure whether the MGC PhD Workshop 2021 can continue. We will update you in January 2021.  

MGC PhD student workshop

The MGC PhD workshop is a four-day meeting outside town organised every year by and for PhD candidates of the MGC (Medisch-Genetisch Centrum Zuid-West Nederland). The MGC is a joint effort of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam and the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) to execute top level scientific research in the area of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology with the final goal to advance science and to improve the quality of human life. At the same time the institutions serve as training facilities for graduate and PhD students.

During this workshop, around 100 PhD students from LUMC, Erasmus MC and Leiden University get the chance to present their research by giving lectures and poster presentations and by discussing them with each other. In this way PhD students get the chance to share their research and discuss the results in an informal setting, exchange knowledge, build a social network, and have fun. The attendance to the workshop is part of the PhD program and PhD students should attend the workshop at least three times during their PhD. Also two or three keynote speakers will be invited who will not only present research related topics, but topics such as opportunities after your PhD, how do you start a company, or how to make a career as research journalist.

All departments belonging to MGC graduate program can be found here.

Your MGC committee for 2020,

Jessie Kroonen, LUMC
Nuria Muñoz, LUMC
Tooba Abbassi Daloii, LUMC
Gabriela Dankova, Erasmus MC
Celia Díez López, Erasmus MC
Lieke Stockmann, Erasmus MC
Lieke Koornneef, Erasmus MC