Biomedical Research Techniques

PhD students (and others) often experience that not all expertise for biomedical techniques or assays they need to perform at their research project is readily available in their department. The Postgraduate school offers with this course the wonderful opportunity to…

Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry

In recent years, the field of biomolecular mass spectrometry has grown rapidly through the introduction of various new methods. The course aims to give an overview of the present state-of-the-art in Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry, highlighting several recent applications in chemistry,…

Basic Methods and Reasoning in Biostatistics

In this course we will cover basics of biostatistics and the participants will learn how to analyze problems in clinical research using SPSS. Subjects covered are among others: methodology of statistical analysis; causal inference; descriptive statistics; the principle of statistical…

Metagenomic methods for microbial ecologists

Metagenomics has quickly become one of the most important discovery tools in microbial ecology. In this five-day course, students will get hands on experience in the analysis and treatment of metagenomic data, including preprocessing and quality filtering, data handling and…

Computing in R

R is a simple programming language for statistical computing. Due to its flexibility and the large variety of statistical functions available in R. it is a popular alternative for programs like SPSS. However, for a beginner mastering R can be…

Molecular Diagnostics

This course will present the state-of-the-art of Molecular Diagnostics, as applied in many areas of healthcare, such as Clinical Genetics, Infectious Diseases, Complex Diseases, Forensic Science, and a broad spectrum of oncological adaptations. The course is intended for translational researchers…

Nutrigenomics studies in humans: from epidemiology to intervention

In this course, three modules will highlight progress made with respect to nutrigenomics research tools and strategies. Attendants of this course will have gained insight in how the use of nutrigenomics has advanced our understanding of the relationship between diet…

NGS data analysis

The course aims at PhD students, postdocs and senior researchers who are interested in, planning, or already working with next-generation sequencing. Currently available technologies as well as hardware and software solutions will be presented and discussed. The focus of the…

Bioinformatics – a User’s Approach

The aim of this course is to present a hands-on approach to bioinformatics utility software for computing novices. The course will provide an overview of available software, discuss some of the ideas behind he approaches and tackle some common tasks.…