Advances in Cell Engineering, Imaging and Screening

A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference
17-18 November 2016, Leuven, Belgium
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Advances in Cell Engineering, Imaging and Screening
A VIB Tools & Technologies Conference

EXTENDED EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: OCTOBER 16, 2016

VIB’s Tools and Technologies meetings provide a forum for top academic speakers and scientists from both established and emerging companies to present their latest scientific achievements and exciting technological solutions.

The first edition of Advances in Cell Engineering, Imaging and Screening will bring together some of the most highly regarded Academics and Companies in the field. The conference will focus on novel technologies through presentations in several sessions:

  • New imaging and microscopy tools
  • Super-resolution Imaging
  • IPS and cell reprogramming
  • 3D cell culture and organoids
  • Cell manipulation
  • In vivo cell-based assays
  • Cytometry
  • High Content Screening.

In addition to a great scientific and technology program, the conference will provide ample opportunities to network during the breaks, poster sessions, the conference dinner @ 'The Faculty Club' and our ‘Meet the Expert’ session!

Meet the Expert session with: ‘Prof. Christine Mummery - Leiden University Medical Center, NL’

We offer all junior researchers the opportunity to join our ‘Meet the Expert' session with Prof. Christine Mummery. During an informal round table discussion on the 17th of November, PhD students and postdocs will have the exclusive opportunity to ask any question/advise related to their research and careers. If you are interested in joining the session, then send an e-mail to conferences@vib.be. Seating is very limited so make sure to reserve a spot soon.

Poster information:

Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation
Poster numbers


The program is elaborated by the members of the organizing committee:

Chris Guerin, PhD, Senior Expert Scientist VIB Bio Imaging Core, Ghent
Sebastian Munck, PhD, Senior Expert Scientist VIB Bio Imaging Core, Leuven
Geert Berx, PhD, Group Leader VIB Inflammation Research Center, UGent
Mark Veugelers, PhD, VIB Senior Science Policy Manager
Halina Novak, PhD, VIB Life Sciences Technology Specialist
Evy Vierstraete, PhD, VIB Science Events Manager

 

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Top speakers: 

Paul Frenette

Albert Einstein, College of Medicine, US

Hans Clevers

Hubrecht Institute, NL

Christine L. Mummery

Leiden University Medical Center, NL

Gerard Drewes

Head of Science, GSK Cellzome, DE

Julian Burke

CSO Leica Microsystems Group, UK

Peng Yin

Wyss Institute at Harvard University, US

Juliet Williams

Head of Oncology Pharmacology Novartis, US

Jürgen Müller

Senior R&D Director, Perkin-Elmer, DE

Jacob Hanna

Weizmann Institute of Science, IL

Jacco van Rheenen

Hubrecht Institute, NL

Manasa Gudheti

Applications Scientist, Bruker, US

Juliane Hübner

Program manager, TissUse, DE

Lukas Kapitein

Utrecht University, NL

Maria Aurelia Ricci

The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ES

Pablo Hernandez-Varas

European Product Specialist, Nikon Instruments, NL

Luc Talini

CEO Alvéole, FR

Gabriel Sirat

CTO BioAxial, FR

Patrik Verstreken

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Cédric Blanpain

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE

Michael Gabi

CTO Cytosurge, CH

Mark White

Director, BioFoundry Applications at Berkeley Lights Inc. US

Hamida Hammad

VIB Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Uroš Kržič

Senior Application Consultant, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, DE

Oliver Otto

CEO Zellmechanik Dresden, DE

Haley Pugsley

Senior Research Scientist at Amnis part of MilliporeSigma, US

Jean-François Mirjolet

Technology Director Oncodesign, FR

Nicola Elvassore

University of Padova, IT

Héctor Martínez

CTO, Cellink, SE

Jos Joore

CEO, Mimetas, NL

Nick Dolman

Thermo Fisher, NL

Sven Sommerfeld

Johns Hopkins, US

Abe Couse

Head of Marketing, Vium, US
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Day 1 - 17 November 2016

Thursday, 17 November, 2016
08:45 - 09:15
Registration & coffee
09:15 - 09:20
Welcome
Parallel session AM 1: Visualizing The Process Of Life
09:20 - 09:55
Visualizing Chromatin Organization with Super-Resolution Microscopy
Maria Aurelia Ricci
The Institute of Photonic Sciences, ES
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:20
Deeper and with more Meaning: Microscopy at Leica Microsystems
Julian Burke
CSO Leica Microsystems Group, UK
Company speaker
10:20 - 10:45
CODIM, a New Super Resolution Microscopy Module
Gabriel Sirat
CTO BioAxial, FR
Company speaker
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 11:50
Protein turnover at synapses: Imaging a synapse-specific branch of autophagy that is defective in Parkinson’s disease
Patrik Verstreken
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Academic speaker
11:50 - 11:55
Sponsor talk: Isolating single cells Punch by Punch
Arjan Tibbe
CEO VyCAP, NL
Company speaker
11:55 - 12:20
Advanced Microscopy Platforms as the Key to Solve Challenging Biological Applications
Pablo Hernandez-Varas
European Product Specialist, Nikon Instruments, NL
Company speaker
Parallel session AM 2: iPS, Reprogramming And Organoids
09:20 - 09:55
Molecular Mechanisms for Assembling and Resolving Human Naive Pluripotency
Jacob Hanna
Weizmann Institute of Science, IL
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:30
High-Efficiency Cellular Reprogramming with Microfluidics
Nicola Elvassore
University of Padova, IT
Academic speaker
10:30 - 10:55
Human organ-on-a-chip tissue models for predictive testing of therapeutic drugs
Jos Joore
CEO, Mimetas, NL
Company speaker
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 11:50
Lgr5 Stem Cell Based Organoids in Human Disease
Hans Clevers
Hubrecht Institute, NL
Academic speaker
11:50 - 11:55
CRISPR/Cas9 gene-edited cell lines as valuable research tools
Thomas Moser
Vice President, Horizon Discovery
Company speaker
11:55 - 12:30
Human Pluripotent Stem Cells in Understanding Genetic Cardiovascular Disease and Effects of Drugs
Christine L. Mummery
Leiden University Medical Center, NL
Academic speaker
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Poster session
Parallel session PM 1: Imaging And Microscopy Technologies
14:30 - 15:05
Scalable High-Dimensional Phenotyping of Intact Biological Systems
Academic speaker
15:05 - 15:30
Airyscan goes Fast: an innovative confocal imaging technology allows high resolution, high speed and low noise - simultaneously
Uroš Kržič
Senior Application Consultant, Carl Zeiss Microscopy, DE
Company speaker
15:30 - 15:55
Three-Dimensional Multicolor Super-Resolution Microscopy
Manasa Gudheti
Applications Scientist, Bruker, US
Company speaker
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
Parallel session PM 2: Engineering Cells To Tissues And Organs
14:30 - 15:05
Tissue matrix derived biomaterials: From high-through put screening tools to biomimetic organ replacements
Sven Sommerfeld
Johns Hopkins, US
Academic speaker
15:05 - 15:30
3D Bioprinting of Human Soft Tissues: A New Frontier in Patient-specific Tissue Engineering
Héctor Martínez
CTO, Cellink, SE
Company speaker
15:30 - 15:55
Potential Impact of Combining Organ Equivalents using the Multi- Organ-Chip Technology
Juliane Hübner
Program manager, TissUse, DE
Company speaker
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
Academic - Plenary session
16:30 - 17:05
Nanoscale Construction and Imaging with DNA
Peng Yin
Wyss Institute at Harvard University, US
Academic speaker
17:05 - 17:40
Imaging the 3D Bone Marrow to Dissect the HSC Niche
Paul Frenette
Albert Einstein, College of Medicine, US
Academic speaker
17:45 - 18:45
Reception

Day 2 - 18 November 2016

Friday, 18 November, 2016
08:45 - 09:20
Welcome coffee
Parallel session AM 1: Cell Manipulation Technologies
09:20 - 09:55
Delivery of Ultra Large Sized Cargo into Mammalian Cells
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:20
Enabling Individual Identification of the Tumor Genome Through Rare Cell Isolation and Growth
Mark White
Director, BioFoundry Applications at Berkeley Lights Inc. US
Company speaker
10:20 - 10:45
Multi-Protein Photopatterning for a Customized Control of the Cell Microenvironment
Luc Talini
CEO Alvéole, FR
Company speaker
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 11:50
Controlling Subcellular Organization and Dynamics Using Chemogenetics and Optogenetics
Lukas Kapitein
Utrecht University, NL
Academic speaker
11:50 - 12:15
Reinventing the Micropipette
Michael Gabi
CTO Cytosurge, CH
Company speaker
Parallel session AM 2: Drug Discovery
09:20 - 09:55
Sequential Drug Treatment as a Novel Strategy in The Treatment of Cancer
Academic speaker
09:55 - 10:20
Human clinical trials in mice: Modeling inter-patient response heterogeneity in PDXs
Juliet Williams
Head of Oncology Pharmacology Novartis, US
Company speaker
10:20 - 10:45
Tracking drug action in living cells by Chemoproteomics
Gerard Drewes
Head of Science, GSK Cellzome, DE
Company speaker
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
11:15 - 11:40
Sense & Sensitivity – Leveraging Advances in HCS for Better Drug Discovery
Jürgen Müller
Senior R&D Director, Perkin-Elmer, DE
Company speaker
11:40 - 11:45
Sponsor talk: Advanced bioreactor technology for optimized cell culture productivity with inline cell growth imaging
Renaud Balsse
Bioreactor Specialist, Pall Life Sciences
Company speaker
11:45 - 12:10
Application of high-content imaging to the development and validation of engineered cell models
Nick Dolman
Thermo Fisher, NL
Company speaker
12:15 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 14:30
Poster session
12:45 - 13:30
Workshop
Novel bioreactor technologies for growing and monitoring novel cell lines: Fixed Bed Bioreactor for virus, CarT, Exosomes,…to Multi-Plate Bioreactor for expanding stem cells
Renaud Balsse
Bioreactor Specialist, Pall Life Sciences
Company speaker
Philip Mathuis
CEO, Ovizio Imaging Systems
Company speaker
Parallel session PM 1: In Vivo Models & Assays
14:30 - 15:05
Intravital Imaging of Stem Cell and Cancer Cell Plasticity
Jacco van Rheenen
Hubrecht Institute, NL
Academic speaker
15:05 - 15:30
From syngeneic to humanized mouse models: addressing the needs for novel immunotherapies (efficacy evaluation and biomarker discovery)
Jean-François Mirjolet
Technology Director Oncodesign, FR
Company speaker
15:30 - 15:55
Rapid In Vivo Profiling
Daniel Ford
Head of Data and Algorithms, Vium, US
Company speaker
Abe Couse
Head of Marketing, Vium, US
Company speaker
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
Parallel session PM 2: Cytometry
14:30 - 15:05
Identification of dendritic cell populations responsible for sensitization to inhaled allergens
Hamida Hammad
VIB Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Academic speaker
15:05 - 15:30
Real- time Deformability Cytometry: On-the-fly Mechanical Phenotyping for Label free Cell Functional Assays
Oliver Otto
CEO Zellmechanik Dresden, DE
Company speaker
15:30 - 15:55
Multispectral Imaging Flow Cytometry: Illuminating T-Cell – APC Interactions
Haley Pugsley
Senior Research Scientist at Amnis part of MilliporeSigma, US
Company speaker
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
Plenary session
16:30 - 17:05
Multiparametric single-cell technologies for characterization of human cancer specimens

Garry Nolan's lab

Academic speaker
17:05 - 17:40
Cancer cell of origin and tumor heterogeneity
Cédric Blanpain
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Academic speaker
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