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…

Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases

Epidemiology has been proven valuable to identify associations between exposure and disease, in particular because it enables us to study long-term effects of ‘normal’ variation in exposure in populations. However, traditional epidemiology does so without obtaining information of the biological…

International Chemical Design & Discovery Course

Computational discovery has become a well-established scientific discipline in pharmaceutical and food research and has created numerous opportunities to speed up and rationalize the compound design and discovery process. Compound discovery is intrinsically multidisciplinary. The miniaturization and robotisation of chemical…

The effects of a mutation on protein structure and function

With NGS you can measure all mutations in a human’s exome in a matter of hours. That is fabulous, but it is not the answer to the real question, but rather, the beginning of a lot of work. You must…

Comparative Genomics: from evolution to function

Comparative genomics between species and between types of data facilitates the understanding of what these data really reflect about the underlying processes. Comparative genomics therewith relies on a solid understanding of basic elements of Bioinformatics like homology and orthology. Moreover…

Epigenesis and epigenetics

Nutritional conditions in early life may, through epigenetic and epigenesist processes, have profound effects on physiological functioning and health in later life. This course aims to provide a detailed scientific background on the mechanisms that may underlie these early-life effects,…

Microscopy and Spectroscopy in Food and Plant Sciences

The course covers a range of advanced microscopic and microspectroscopic techniques (see below), that have a wide range of applications in both the Food and Plant Sciences. Date: May 6-9, 2014 Target audience: PhD students. Program: The following topics will…

In-vivo NMR Course

The aim of this 9-day course is to provide PhD students, post-docs and other scientists with a solid background in the principles of modern in vivo NMR imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) as applied to living systems in biomedical and…

Scripting for Life Science Researchers

This course is designed for researchers, including PhD students and postdocs, who frequently handle large datasets or large numbers of files (images, sequence reads, mass spectra etc.) and who needs a more efficient way of working with such data. The…