Core Technologies For Life Sciences
1 - 4 July 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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Core Technologies For Life Sciences

After two successful editions of the CTLS conference (at Institut Pasteur, Paris in 2014 and at EMBL, Heidelberg in 2016), VIB is honoured to organize the 2018 conference in the beautiful and historic city of Ghent.

Over the 4 days of the conference there will be plenary and parallel sessions focusing on core facility operations, management and specific technologies of interest to facility staff. Keynote talks will be given by 2001 Nobel laureate Paul Nurse and Frances Weis-Garcia (President ABRF). Poster sessions will be held to allow core scientists to present new developments in their technologies and a core facility marketplace area will also be available for facilities to promote their expertise and services. A Belgian beer tasting, guided boat trip through the city’s canals and conference dinner at the old fish market will highlight the social program.

CTLS 2018 aims to offer core facility staff and those interested in careers as expert scientists an opportunity to learn, network and forge alliances to strengthen core facility science throughout Europe.

Top speakers: 

Paul Nurse

The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Frances Weis-Garcia

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US

Sarah Butcher

Imperial College London, UK
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CTLS 2018 @ VIB
Abstract submission closing date: 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
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Day 1 - 1 July 2018

Sunday, 1 July, 2018

Nick Berrow, Core Facility Manager, Institute For Research in Biomedicine, ES
Alex Botzki, expert scientist, VIB BioInformatics Training and Service facility, BE
Stefaan Derveaux, VIB Manager Nucleomics Core, BE
Patrick England, Head of Facility Biophysics of Macromolecules and their interactions, Institut Pasteur, FR
Chris Guerin, Senior Microscopist & Training Coordinator,VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Francis Impens, VIB Proteomics Expertise Center, BE
Spencer Shorte, Group Leader, Plateforme d'Imagerie Dynamique and Director, Imagopole, FR
Achim Treumann, Director, NUPPA (Newcastle University Protein and Proteome Analysis), UK
Elena Trovesi, Head of Finance, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, DE
Geert Van Minnebruggen, VIB Head of Core Facilities, BE
Evy Vierstraete, VIB Manager Science Events, BE

Day 2 - 2 July 2018

Monday, 2 July, 2018

Day 3 - 3 July 2018

Tuesday, 3 July, 2018

Day 4 - 4 July 2018

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018

Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent

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In case you want to cancel your registration, please send a request to conferences@vib.be.
All notifications received 2 months before the start of the event, get refunded for 100% minus an administrative fee of 50 euro.
All notifications received between 1 and 2 months before the start of the event, get refunded for 50% minus an administrative fee of  50 euro.
Cancellations requests received less than 1 month before the start of the event won't be refunded.

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Public transport: 

Gent St-Pieters railway station
9000 Gent

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From station Gent St-Pieters: tram 1 (every 6 minutes) or tram 24 (every 20 minutes). Exit at Korenmarkt. 
From Gent Zuid: tram 4 (every 6 minutes), tram 24 (every 20 minutes) or bus 17 (every 30 minutes). Exit at Korenmarkt.

Travel by car: 

By car

Follow the parking signage to parking P7 Sint-Michiels. The parking is located at 50 meter from Het Pand. Take the exit Onderbergen and you come out in the Wilderoosstraat, opposite Het Pand. An alternative parking is P8 Ramen. From here it's about 5 minutes on foot to Het Pand.

Travel by plane: 

Brussels airport
1930 Zaventem
Info: www.brusselsairport.be

Charleroi airport
Rue des Frères Wright 8
6041 Charleroi
Info: www.charleroi-airport.com


IBIS Gent Centrum Sint-Baafskathedraal Hotel
Limburgstraat 2
9000 GENT
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IBIS Gent Centrum Opera Hotel
Nederkouter 24-26
9000 GENT
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Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof
Hoogstraat 36
9000 Gent
Hotel website

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