Belgian Society for Human Genetics


Permanent Education Course in Human Genetics 2017-2018

UCL medical Campus (Woluwe Saint Lambert, B-1200)
Alma metro station, line 1.
La salle 42 B des Séminaires Martin V, UCL
U.Z.Gasthuisberg, Auditorium Baert

Coming by public transport:

From the Leuven railway station you can take any bus leaving from platform 2 (of the bus station). The bus stops at the main entrance of the hospital.
At platform 12 you can take the “ringbus” every 10 minutes (ride takes less time).

Coming by car:
Via highway E314
Take exit 16 and follow the signs for “Ziekenhuis”.

Via the Leuven ring:
Take the exit “UZ Leuven”

More info can be found at

You can park in the visitor’s parking (to be paid) and enter the main entrance of the hospital.

Auditorium Baert:
The auditorium is not far from the main entrance of the hospital, at the ground floor.
Go right immediately after the reception desk. Follow the sign ‘Kinderradiologie”. You will pass a glass door; take the corridor at your left hand side a little bit further (Kinderradiologie). Follow this corridor. You will find the auditorium at your right hand side.

Lunch will be served in the Alma (Onderwijs & Navorsing 1). To get there, follow the Bordeaux arrows (starting in the entrance hall of the hospital). Take the elevator to the 4th floor and follow “Inkom Onderwijs en navorsing”. When you enter the foyer you can find the Alma restaurant at the opposite side. The space upstairs is reserved for you.

room F2.104A/B, Building F (= F on plan), Campus Erasme - ULB, 808 Route de Lennik, 1070 Brussels. Easy to reach by metro, station "Erasme"

course slides UZ Campus, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent
Morning session: auditorium P8 (0P8), entrance 24
Afternoon session: auditorium K12F (0K12F), entrance 16

Part 1. The molecular, biochemical and cellular basis of genetic disease
Part 2. Human Gene Mapping and Disease Gene Identification
An access plan and instruction for coming are available on our web site
Follow the link : plan d’accès, bereikbaarheid or access map according the language selected.
In the zoning you can follow the yellow ’Point Centre’ arrows which is a building close the IBMM and to our Institute. Our building is a curve-shaped red building with a big IPG sign at the top just close to a big turnabout. Parking are available in front or behind the building but the entrance is in front of the building (turnabout side). Go to the entrance desk for registration.

Auditoire central C

UCL - Faculté de Médecine (Cliniques universitaires Saint Luc)
Avenue Mounier, 51, B-1200 Brussels

by metro: line 1 towards Stockel, ALMA station > Auditoires centraux
by car: for free parking, please use parking on the faculty side -Fournisseurs ICP-, code: 7543#
(call guards during the day, code active only after +/-15h)

Detailed programme
  • 08.45-17.30
DEVELOPMENTAL GENETICS and BIRTH DEFECTS (relates to Thompson 7th ed chptr 14)

Introduction: Pr. Miikka Vikkula
Birth defects: approach to syndromology: prof. dr. Yves Sznajer
Regulators of development: HOXs etc.: prof. dr. René Rezsohazy
Vascular anomalies and overgrowth syndromes: dr. Pascal Brouillard
Cleft lip and palate: dr. Nicole Revencu
Q & A
CANCER GENETICS and GENOMICS (Thompson 7th ed; chptr 16)

Introduction to Cancer
Introduction: prof. dr. Miikka Vikkula
Molecular basis of oncogenesis: prof. dr. François Duhoux
Hereditary basis of cancer – specifics for genetic counseling: dr. Anne De Leener

Hereditary cancers
Inherited Breast and Ovarian cancer: prof. dr. François Duhoux
Other inherited cancer predispositions dr. Anne De Leener
Inherited colon cancer: dr. Anne De Leener
Q & A

Acquired cancers
Hematological malignancies: molecular pathogenesis of AML as example. Pr. Violaine Havelange
Paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas: prof. dr. Alexandre Persu
Q & A
Cancer treatment
Theranostics in cancer treatment: prof. dr. Jean-Pascal Machiels
Q & A
University of Antwerp, Campus Campus Groenenborger
route description
Z.521 and Z.522 (for the part ‘Data mining’)

Genetics of common disorders with complex inheritance Location
Amphithéâtre Léon Fredericq (B34) – level 5
GIGA – Tour 5
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire
Avenue de l’Hôpital 1
Quartier Hôpital
Sart Tilman
4000 Liège

The elevators to access the GIGA tower are in front of the hairdresser.

For those of the students coming by train, Bus 48 will drive them to the « Centre Hospitalier Universitaire » +/- 30 minutes. Enclosed a map and explanations to arrive by car.

Place to be:
VUB, Campus Jette
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Brussel
Auditorium Vanden Driessche

Friday, June 8th 2018, 9:00AM
UA, Campus Groeneborger, auditorium T105

a second session exam will be organized on 14 September 2018


Gert Matthijs, President
Nisha Limaye, Secretary
Lut Van Laer, Treasurer