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MGC PhD student workshop

The MGC PhD workshop is a four-day meeting outside town organized 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 Center in Rotterdam and the Leiden University Medical Center (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 . 

Recent Announcement:

The MGC PhD-workshop 2022 will take place from the 7th to the 10th of June in Oldenburg, Germany!

Click here to register MGC workshop 2022

*At this point we have already reached our maximum capacity of participants. We will open a waiting list for anybody who registers at this point. If you want to join please sign up quickly so we can try to find you a spot. Registration will close at 21st of February 17.00.  

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MGC PhD-workshop committee 2022

From left to right:
Marloes van Wezel, Jacinta van de Grint, Jip Verschuren, Minkang Tan, Yongxin Liang, Yufeng Li, Hedda Somsen
Guidance Coordinator: Madeleine Nivard