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A little history of the ECARUCA database
2003


Initiation of ECARUCA, the online database.
At the start of the ECARUCA project, the database was initially populated with cases collected in the book ‘Catalogue of Unbalanced Chromosome Aberrations in Man’ from Prof. Albert Schinzel.
Since the database became available online to account holders in 2004, new cases have been submitted by professionals in genetics.

2004 First submission by accountholder.
2006

A new version of the database becomes available on the ECARUCA website.
Submission and query functionalities are optimized.
Molecular data submission has been made possible, focusing on data obtained by microarray analysis.
Search functionality is improved with output of clinical features in table format.

2008

Expansion of search options. It is now also possible to search the database for tri-or tetraploidy cases and to specifically search for ring chromosomes.
Clinical picture and image upload has been enabled.

2013

The ECARUCA website is updated with frequent presentation of interesting case reports in collaboration with the European Journal of Medical Genetics.


2016

Testing phase of the new version of ECARUCA powered by Cartagenia Bench.

Archive of past Meetings and Courses



March 2017 5th International workshop on Cancer Genetic & Cytogenetic Diagnostics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
March 2017 European Advanced Postgraduate Course in Classical and Molecular Cytogenetics, Nimes, France
December 2016 Cytogenetics Meeting, Goiânia, Brazil
August 2016 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
May 2016 European Society of Human Genetics Conference, Barcelona, Spain
April 2016 11th Genetics Update Course for the Saudi Society for Medical Genetics, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
April 2016 4th International workshop on Cancer Genetic & Cytogenetic Diagnostics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
March 2016 European Advanced Postgraduate Course in Classical and Molecular Cytogenetics, Nimes, France
February 2016 10th SSMG Medical Genetic course, University of Taibah, Medina, Saudi Arabia
September 2015 The Conference of Cytogenetics and Clinical Genetics, Brno, Czech Republic
September 2015 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
July 2015 10th European Cytogenetics Conference, Strasbourg, France
June 2015 European Society of Human Genetics Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom
September 2014 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
May/June 2014 European Society of Human Genetics Conference, Milan, Italy
November 2013 5th Pan Arab Human Genetic Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
October 2013 Southern African Society for Human Genetics (SASHG) conference, Johannesburg, South Africa
August 2013 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
June/July 2013 European cytogenetic conference of the European Cytogenetic Association (ECA), Dublin, Ireland
June 2013 European Society of Human Genetics Conference, Paris, France
Januari 2013 International Conference on Next Revolution in Genetics and Genomics, New Delhi, India
September 2012 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
June 2012 European Society of Human Genetics Conference, Nürnberg, Germany
January 2012 Advanced Medical Genetic Course, Semarang, Indonesia
November 2011 University Medical Center Utrecht, Department of Medical Genetics, The Netherlands
August 2011 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
May 2011 European Society of Human Genetics Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
October 2010 Clinical Bioinformatics Course, Manchester, UK
September 2010 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
June 2010 European Society of Human Genetics Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden
April 2010 Clinical Bioinformatics Course, Manchester, UK
October 2009 Clinical Bioinformatics Course, Manchester, UK
September 2009 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
July 2009 European Cytogeneticists Association meeting, Stockholm, Sweden
May 2009 Annual meeting of the European Society of Human Genetics, Vienna, Austria
January 2009 Leiden Array Workshop, The Netherlands
November 2008 Annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
September 2008 British Society for Human Genetics Annual Conference, York, UK
August 2008 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
May 2008 Annual meeting of the European Society of Human Genetics,Barcelona, Spain
December 2007 “Karyotyping: from microscope to array” course, Leiden, the Netherlands
September 2007 Annual Course in Clinical Cytogenetics, Goldrain Castle, South Tyrol, Italy
June 2007 Annual meeting of the European Society of Human Genetics, Nice, France
June 2005 ECA meeting, Madrid, Spain
September 2004 XVth International Chromosome Conference, London (UK)