Evidence-Based Assessment of New Imaging Techniques

Over the past decades, we have seen huge improvements in medical imaging technology. Systematic evaluation of the quality and reproducibility of new imaging techniques is crucial to allow large scale implementation. Date: June 23-27, 2014 Target audience: The course is…

Advanced Microscopy Course

The course provides an in-depth view of specific advanced imaging techniques used at imaging centers of AMC, NKI and FNWI. The course focuses fully on intensive hands-on practical sessions and interactive discussions with experts in the various microscope techniques. On…

Sustainability Analysis in Food and Biobased Production

Environmentally-friendly and efficient production of high-quality products from our natural (agricultural) resources will be one of the key challenges for the coming decades. It is surprising however that in the conversion from harvested crops to the products that the consumer…

Analysis of microarray and RNA Seq expression data using R/BioC and web tools

Many companies are facing themselves with a tsunami of big data sets. Companies often organize themselves in consortia to deal with the development of tools necessary for analysis of such data (e.g. large-scale sequencing data). However, there is also a…

Algorithms for Biological Networks

Molecular biology is concerned with the study of the presence of and interactions between molecules, at the cellular and sub-cellular level. In bioinformatics and systems biology, algorithms and tools are developed to model these interactions, with various goals: predicting yet…

Exploring Natures Molecular Machines

The course aims to introduce the student to the molecular principles and advanced technology for decoding nature’s molecular machines. The acquired knowledge provides a rationale for novel therapeutic interventions and applications in nano- and synthetic biology. We will focus on…

Introduction into Quantitative Biology

Discoveries in the biological sciences increasingly require combining sophisticated technologies, quantitative measurements, and theoretical approaches such as bioinformatics, mathematical modelling and computer simulations. Hence, modern Life Sciences research faces the challenge to integrate different scientific disciplines and foster collaborative projects…

Scientific programming in Python

Python programming course. The course is targeted at PhD students, Postdocs, or anyone willing to learn how to program in Python. Students are assumed to have some experience with programming, but not necessarily in Python, and the UNIX shell. There…

Fluctuations in Population Biology, Epidemiology and Evolution

Noise plays a fundamental role in population dynamics, epidemiology and evolution. The sources of noise can be intrinsic, such as a finite number of agents participating in the interactions on the level of populations, cells, genes or single molecules, or…