Masterclass: Artificial intelligence and deep learning in basic research and clinical practice in Oncology

  • General overview: December 14, 2020
  • In-depth sessions: January 20 and January 22, 2021

In this 3-day masterclass, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the algorithms behind artificial intelligence and deep learning (AI/DL), to understand the basics for the need of GPUs to run such projects, and get inspiration for your own projects from existing applications in clinical practice and in research.

Day 1: General Overview


1. General introduction:

  • Introduction to AI/DL principles (by Jonas Teuwen/NKI)
  • Why do you need GPUs? (by Anastassis Perrakis/Oncode/NKI)

2. Applications session #1, fundamental research:

  • Applications in structural biology (by Titia Sixma/Oncode/NKI)
  • Applications in predicting drug response (by Lodewyk Wessels/Oncode/NKI)
  • Applications in cancer genetics (by Lude Franke/Oncode/RUG)
  • Applications in Nanopore data analysis (by Jeroen de Ridder/Oncode/UMC Utrecht)

3. Applications session #2, clinical practice:

  • Applications in pathology (by Hugo Horlings/NKI)
  • Applications in radiology (by Ritse Mann/NKI/Radboudumc)
  • Applications in radiotherapy (by Jan-Jakob Sonke/NKI)

Practical details Day 1

  • Date: Monday December 14, 2020
  • Time: 10.45–16.00 hours (CET)
  • Location: ZOOM

Who: The entire CGC/Oncode research community. If you are an industry representative and want to join this masterclass, please contact Yuva Oz first. Lectures will be given at basic/entry level.

People who have followed the general overview session of day 1 and are interested in learning more and/or collaborations, we would like to invite to more to in-depth sessions on day 2 and/or day 3 of this Masterclass in which you can pitch your ideas, start collaboration and receive hands-on explanations.

Day 2, In depth session 1: PITCHES

On day 2, attendees that have followed the webinar series on Day 1 will have the opportunity to present their idea to all participants in 5-minute pitches. We will discuss these possible projects that you want to perform and how these can be accommodated in the infrastructure, and/or form collaborative links. More detailed instructions will be given at the end of day 1.

Practical details Day 2

  • Date: Wednesday January 20, 2021
  • Time: 9.00-12.00 hours (CET)
  • Location: ZOOM


  • You must have followed the webinar series of Day 1
  • You commit to pitch your idea in 5 minutes to all participants.
  • Limited places are available and registration only for CGC/Oncode researchers.

Day 3, In-depth session 2: HANDS-ON EXPLANATIONS

On day 3, we will familiarize you with the procedure for submitting jobs in every cluster, discuss future common login, and get you started.

Practical details Day 3

  • Date: Friday January 22, 2021
  • Time: 9.00 onwards (CET)
  • Location: ZOOM


  • You must have followed the webinar series of Day 1
  • Limited places are available and registration only for CGC/Oncode researchers.


Please register for the day 1 here. Registration for this event will close on December 11, 2020 at 17.00 CET.

For the day 2 and day 3, please follow the instructions which will be given during the first session on December 14, 2020.

For further details, contact the organizing team.

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