The participants of the consortium combine interdisciplinary expertise and knowledge covering a wide range of topics in cancer genomics, which is essential for the training of the next generation of excellent scientists in this field.

Master students, PhD students and postdocs in the consortium receive their training in one of the research schools of the participating institutes:

Research school Cancer, Stem cells & Developmental biology (CS&D). The school combines research groups from Hubrecht, UMCU and UU and offers a Master and a PhD program website 

PhD program Clinical and Translational Oncology (CTO) at UMCU and UU, which has an emphasis on clinically oriented PhD candidates website

Oncology Graduate School Amsterdam (OOA), which combines cancer research groups from the NKI, AMC and the VU Medical Center (VUmc) website 

Medical-Genetics Centre South-West Netherlands (MedGen) at the LUMC and the Erasmus MC, which offers courses at the PhD and Postdoctoral level website 

Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences research and graduate school (NCMLS), which offers Master, PhD and postdoctoral programs in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease website 

These training programs offer a variety of courses, seminar series, PhD retreats and Master classes to their students and have proven strong track records by delivering many of the best and brightest young cancer researchers in the Netherlands.

Note: Students interested in applying for a Master, PhD or postdoc program within the consortium should apply directly to the scientist they wish to receive their training from. Please go to Our team for contact details. Also check Vacancies for details on currently available positions within the consortium.


28 Aug 2017

Amgen Foundation launches Amgen Biotech Experience in the Netherlands

In the next three years, the DNA Labs on the Road will collaborate with the Amgen Biotech Experience to educate Dutch high school students about biotechnology.

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16 Jun 2017

CGC members awarded Spinoza Prize

We proudly congratulate our CGC members Alexander van Oudenaarden and Albert Heck for being awarded the Spinoza Prize. Albert Heck, isprofessor in the field of mass spectrometryand proteomics. Alexander van Oudenaarden is professor of quantitative biology of gene regulation and director of the Hubrecht Institute. 

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18 Nov 2016

Gogola wins CGC poster award

On November 18th, Ewa Gogola (NKI) was awarded with the CGC poster award 2016. Eva received the award during the KIT meeting on Genomic Instability in Cancer for her poster entitled 'Loss of PARG causes PARP inhibitor resistance in BRCA2-deficient mouse mammary tumors'.

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16 & 17 Nov 2017

CGC annual meeting New Horizons in Cancer Research

On 16-17 November 2017, CGC will host its annual meeting entitled 'New Horizons in Cancer Research'. Attendance is free of charge however. Registration is closed.  Location: Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Mauritskade 63 Amsterdam.  

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29 Sep 2017

CGC PI meeting

This year 10 new PI's joined the CGC consortium. During the meeting on September 29 they will present their work and expertise. 

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31 May - 02 Jun 2017

Workshop: Functional Analysis of Sequence Variants in Hereditary Breast- and Ovarian Cancer Genes

Improving Genetic Counseling and Cancer Treatment Strategies

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