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MGC Course Program

Practical Linux 

Date 23 January, 2019, Location: LUMC, J1-82, Building 1Organizer: Mihai Lefter.  After completing this short, half day, course attendees will be able to swiftly start using Linux both on a server as well as on their personal computer. 

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Stem Cells, Organoids and Regenerative Medicine   (new in 2018) 

Date: 27 - 30 November, 2018 (next edition 2020), Location: Erasmus MC - Organizers: Joost Gribnau (the course is full. When you sign up your name will be put on a waiting list. It gives you priority at a next edition of the course)    

Goal of this course is to provide post-graduate students (PhD students and post-docs) an comprehensive overview of stem cells, organoids and regenerative medicine by expert lecture in this field. They will learn about concepts, techniques and (future) medical applications (Knowledge and skills). Moreover there will be plenty opportunity of students to get to know each other and to present/discuss their own research projects (Communication skills and Networking). For more information and registration

Python Programming

Date: 27 - 30 November, 4 days, lectures in the mornings and SSA in the afternoons, Location: LUMC, J1-83, Building 1, Leiden - Organizer: Mihai Lefter (only very few places left, when the course is fully booked and you sign up your name will be put on a waiting list. It gives you priority at a next edition of the course)  

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Introduction to Cytoscape

 Date: 6 December, Location: LUMC, J1-84, Building 1, Leiden - Organizer: Magnus Palmblad

The aim of this course is to introduce the Cytoscape software platform for visualizing complex networks and integrating omics (e.g. gene expression, proteomics and metabolomics) data. It will be the third time that this course is organized by MGC in collaboration with Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics, LUMC. For more information and registration or register directly via

Code and data management with Git 

Date: 7 December, 9:00 - 15:00, Location: LUMC, J1-84, Building 1, Leiden - Organizer: Mihai Lefter

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GITLab as a collaborative working environment

Date: 6 February, 2019, Location: LUMC - Organizer: Mihai Lefter 

Aimed primarily at LUMC researchers, this short but concise course consists of an introduction to the LUMC GitLab. The course takes approximately three hours and provides participants an insight into how GitLab utilization enhances collaboration and greatly simplifies project management. 

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Technology Facilities

Date: 11-14 February 2019, Location: LUMC and Gorlaeus Lab

Day 1: Genomics and Transcriptomics; day 2: Proteomics; day 3: Live cell Imaging; day 4: Metabolomics

The course is meant for people who are not familiar with the different topics, but encountered (or may encounter) problems in their research project that can be addressed by using techniques as mentioned above and therefore need some know how about the way they can perform specific experiments. The course will inform you about the possibilities of the different techniques and who the experts are within the MGC institutes or outside it.

One can subscribe for single days. For more information and registration