Genetics Retreat NVHG graduate meeting

This annual meeting offers a unique and exclusive podium to PhD students to develop their presenting and debating skills in an informal but professional setting. It covers a broad range of scientific aspects, from genetic screens and variant discovery, to fundamental mechanistic exploration and experimental (epi)genetics.
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The 30th edition of the annual Genetics Retreat NVHG graduate meeting took place on 4 and 5 May 2023 at conference centre Rolduc in Kerkrade (the Netherlands).

Because it was the jubilee edition the retreat was preceded by masterclasses during a Pre-Retreat 'Your career, what's next?' on 3 May 2023 intended for PhD candidates, graduates and post-doctoral fellows in any academic field. We thank prof. Patrick Short (UK), an alumnus of the University of Cambridge and co-founder/CEO of Sano Genetics for joining us on 3 May and prof. René Bernards (NKI, Amsterdam) for his interesting keynote lecture on 4 May. 

We thank the sponsors of the 2023 edition for their generous contribution: Universiteitsfonds Limburg SWOL, life&brain, Seer, Eurofins, Bionano, PacBio and Genome Services Maastricht UMC+. 

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About the Genetics Retreat

Normally topics range from big data integration and fore-front analytical biostatistics to non-coding variants to artificial intelligence in predictive modeling. The meeting features well-known keynote addresses on contemporary societal and academic issues for young scientists. Since 2015 this event is organized under the auspices of the Dutch Association for Human Genetics, NVHG.

For whom?

PhD students, (junior) postdocs, PI's, MD's (trainees) and all other scientists (including master students) from universities, clinical institutions and research centres in the Netherlands and neighbouring countries.

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5 good reasons to attend
  1. Develop your presenting and debating skills in an informal but professional setting and receive useful feedback.
  2. Receive updates on forefront research in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
  3. Be inspired by a top-notch speaker during the NVHG-keynote lecture.
  4. Expand your professional network and discuss research projects among peers, with principal investigators and keynote speakers.
  5. Awards for the three best oral graduate presentations. The best oral graduate presentation will also be invited by NVHG to give a presentation during the NVHG annual meeting. Registration for the NVHG meeting, hotel room and dinner are offered too.
What participants say

I’m having great memories in attending the Genetics Retreat meetings during my PhD (1993-1997). Always inspiring discussions after my lectures on 'genetics of hyperhomocysteinemia', that also continued in the bar of Rolduc.

Leo Kluijtmans, head a.i. Translational Metabolic Laboratory, Radboudumc Nijmegen

All PhD talks were diverse and of high quality! Absolutely fantastic keynote lectures.

Feedback on presentation performance was excellently organized and very useful.

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