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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 Second Training School

Molecular Diagnosis of Congenital Erythrocytosis

Coimbra, Portugal - October 20-22, 2011

Organizer: Dr. Celeste Bento

Aims The aims of the MPN&MPNr-EuroNet's Training School to be held in Coimbra, Portugal, October 20-22, 2011 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. The training school is organized in two sessions (see programme):
    • Morning plenary session/lectures: theory.
    • Afternoon practical session: applicants will perform the different assays, assisted by experts, and analyze the results.
  3. To start a cooperative group which could share samples, reference materials and hopefully, generate original studies.
Scholarships MPN&MPN-EuroNet offers five scholarships. To apply for a scholarship, applicant must send a mail to Mrs.Elodie Hervio 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 Mrs. Elodie Hervio.

The deadline for application to a scholarship is September 20th, 2011.

Applicants will be informed of the decision regarding attribution of scholarship via e-mail by end September 30th, 2011.


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 and DPGM deficiency - Biochemical and molecular genetics
  • Congenital methaemoglobinemias
  • EPOR, HIF2A, PHD2 mutations
  • VHL gene - Chuvash polycythemia and other mutations
  • Jak2 exon 12 mutations: HRM, SSCP, Sequenciation
  • rs12343867 analysis of the JAK2 GGCC haplotype: HRM and Sequenciation

Trainees will benefit from the molecular biology platform of the Pediatric Hospital of Coimbra. 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.

Deadline for application: September 30th, 2011.

Registration fees : 200,00 €.


Molecular diagnostic, congenital erythrocytosis

Join us in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy the training