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Laboratoire d'Hématologie
Institut de Biologie
Institut de Recherche Thérapeutique
8-9 Quai Moncousu
44007 Nantes Cedex 1, France

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COST Action BM 0902 is pleased to invite you to its

MPN&MPNr-EuroNet Fifth Training School


Barcelona, Spain - April 2 - 4, 2014

Beatriz Bellosillo Paricio
, Hospital del Mar - Barcelona, Spain
Celeste Bento, Hospital Pediatrico - Coimbra, Portugal


The aims of the MPN&MPNr-EuroNet's Fifth Training School to be held in Barcelona, Spain, April 2-4, 2014 are the following:

  1. To get the latest information on the different mutations leading to congenital erythrocytosis.
  2. To acquire competences in the various techniques used for the molecular diagnosis of congenital erythrocytosis and classical MPNs (excluding JAK2V617F). The training school consists of (see programme):
    • Plenary session/lectures: theory.
    • Practical sessions: applicants will perform the different assays, assisted by experts, and analyze the results.
  3. To foster cooperation by sharing samples, reference materials and hopefully, generate original studies.

Applicants will acquire theoretical and practical competences enabling them to set up in their own laboratory the assays necessary for the diagnosis of congenital erythrocytosis.

Who is concerned ?

All biologists interested in learning the techniques used for the diagnosis of congenital erythrocytosis. The training school will deal with:

  • High oxygen affinity Hbs - Biochemical and molecular genetics
  • 2,3-DPG and DPGM deficiency
  • Congenital methaemoglobinemias
  • EPOR, HIF2A, PHD2 mutations
  • VHL gene - Chuvash polycythemia and other mutations
  • New techniques of NGS to analyze mutations

Trainees will benefit from the molecular biology platform of the Hospital del Mar, in Barcelona. They will practice under the guidance of experts. In order to maximize and facilitate exchanges, experts will be present with trainees for the whole day.

The maximum applicant number is 12 so that each trainee can practice in ideal conditions.

Registration fees : 300,00 € (Theoretical part only, 120 €).


MPN&MPN-EuroNet offers three scholarships of a maximum of 800 Euros per trainee. To apply for a scholarship, applicant must send a mail to Dr Beatriz Bellosillo-Paricio explaining why she/he wishes to attend the training school and why a scholarship is needed. The applicant should also provide a short CV. Click on the following link to send a mail to Dr Beatriz Bellosillo-Paricio. Please upload here the CV template

The deadline for application to a scholarship is February 15th, 2014.

Applicants will be informed of the decision regarding attribution of scholarship via e-mail by March 1st, 2013.


Molecular diagnostic, congenital erythrocytosis

Join us in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy the training