Toxicogenomics, Short Course | Maastricht University | Maastricht, Netherlands
7 days
1690 EUR/full
550 EUR/full
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In this Toxicogenomics course at Maastricht University, an introduction will be provided on genomics technologies, i.e. gene expression profiling by microarray technologies, focussing on its application in toxicology. 


Key facts: 

  • During this Toxicogenomics course at Maastricht University, participants will be familiarized with the theoretical and practical background of toxicogenomics.
  • Through lectures in the mornings, knowledge will be provided about the basic principles of gene expression profiling by RNA sequencing and DNA microarrays, its technologies, the main approaches for statistical analyses and visualisation of gene expression data, and its application in toxicology. 
  • In the afternoon, practical experience with the main data analyses approaches and applications will be provided by computer trainings and a plenary discussion.

Programme Structure

Basic principles of genomics

  • Methods for gene expression profiling (RNA sequencing, microarrays)
  • Data pre-processing
  • Data analysis: statistical approaches and visualisations
  • Data mining to understand biology
  • Other technologies: proteomics, metabolomics, and epigenomics.

Applied toxicogenomics

  • Unravelling toxic mechanisms
  • Biomarkers for toxic effects 
  • Predictive toxicology
  • Regulatory aspects

Practical trainings

  • Pre-processing of RNA sequencing
  • Data analysis to identify differentially expressed genes and to compare toxic exposure by gene expression profiles (including clustering approaches and visualisations)
  • Identification of affected pathways and processes
  • In silico drug target prediction and biological interpretation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 7 days

Start dates & application deadlines





ECTS credits: 1.5


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission to the PET programme is open to all graduates with a university degree in biomedical, natural, veterinary or agricultural sciences and who have a sufficient background in biology or chemistry. 
  • Applicants, who have not previously obtained sufficient general basic knowledge on toxicology via an appropriate MSc programme, will be required to start the PET programme with the course on General Toxicology. Successful completion of this introductory module may be required for enrolment in other PET modules.
  • At first application please don’t forget to submit a concise CV. For admission, your background in toxicology is of particular interest. Once admitted, enrolment proceeds on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1690 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1690 EUR for the full programme during 7 days.
  • EU/EEA

    550 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 550 EUR for the full programme during 7 days.
  • Internal PhD students: 330 EUR
  • External PhD students: 550 EUR
  • Other: 1,690 EUR

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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