CTLS2018@VIB

Core Technologies For Life Sciences
1 - 4 July 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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CTLS2018@VIB
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 all facets of core facility operations, management and specific technologies of interest to core facility staff. Keynote talks will be given by 2001 Nobel laureate Paul Nurse and by Frances Weis-Garcia (President of 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

Marion Bérard

Institut Pasteur, FR

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
14:30 - 16:30
Registration and company workshops or pre-meeting satellite sessions
16:30 - 17:00
Welcome, Overview of the conference and housekeeping Issues
17:00 - 18:00
Keynote
The importance of CFs in the Crick Institute
Paul Nurse
The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Keynote speaker
18:30 - 19:30
Belgian Beer tasting in a local Ghent café

Organizing committee:
Nick Berrow, Core Facility Manager, Institute For Research in Biomedicine, ES
Alex Botzki, Head of the Bioinformatics Core, VIB, BE


Stefaan Derveaux, Head of the Nucleomics Core, VIB, BE
Patrick England, Head of Biophysics of Macromolecules and their Interactions, Institut Pasteur, FR
Chris Guérin, Senior Expert Scientist, Ghent Bioimaging Core, VIB, BE
Francis Impens, Head of the Proteomics Core, VIB, 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, Head of Core Facilities, VIB, BE
Evy Vierstraete, Science Events Manager, VIB, BE

Day 2 - 2 July 2018

Monday, 2 July, 2018
09:00 - 09:30
Registration and welcome coffee
09:30 - 12:05
Plenary session 1: Big Data

Chaired by: Sarah Butcher and Alex Botzki

12:05 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Company workshops 1
14:15 - 16:55
Parallel sessions
Track 1: Emerging model systems and samples.

Chaired by Marion Berard and Valentina Adami

Track 2: Multi scale/Multi disciplinary mesoscopic methods

Chaired by Spencer Shorte and Ralf Palmisano

Track 3: Research and development in CFs

Chaired by Chris Guérin

Track 4: Data management in CF’s

Chaired by Ljudmila Borisenko and Geert Van Minnebruggen

17:00 - 18:30
Poster session & Reception
18:30 - 20:00
CTLS EC meeting

Organizing committee:
Nick Berrow, Core Facility Manager, Institute For Research in Biomedicine, ES
Alex Botzki, Head of the Bioinformatics Core, VIB, BE
Stefaan Derveaux, Head of the Nucleomics Core, VIB, BE
Patrick England, Head of Biophysics, Institut Pasteur, FR
Chris Guérin, Senior Expert Scientist, Ghent Bioimaging Core, VIB, BE
Francis Impens, Head of the Proteomics Core, VIB, 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, Head of Core Facilities, VIB, BE
Evy Vierstraete, Science Events Manager, VIB, BE

Day 3 - 3 July 2018

Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
08:30 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 10:00
Keynote
Title TBA
Frances Weis-Garcia
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US
Keynote speaker
10:00 - 12:35
Plenary session 2 International alliances, networks and cooperation

Chaired by: Patrick England and Monica Morales Ballus

12:35
Lunch
13:15 - 14:15
Company workshops 2
14:15 - 16:55
Parallel sessions
Track 5: Single cell technologies

Chaired by: Stefaan Derveaux

Track 6: QC Rigor and reproducibility

Chaired by: Achim Treumann and Frances Impens

Track 7: Career path for CF staff

Chaired by: Elena Trovesi and Saskia Lippens

Track 8: Integrating CF infrastructures creating value

Chaired by: Mery Pina and Cath Brooksbank

17:00 - 18:00
CTLS AGM
18:15 - 19:15
Boat tour of Ghent waterways
19:30 - 22:30
Conference dinner @ restaurant “Oude Vismijn”

Organizing committee:
Nick Berrow, Core Facility Manager, Institute For Research in Biomedicine, ES
Alex Botzki, Head of the Bioinformatics Core, VIB, BE
Stefaan Derveaux, Head of the Nucleomics Core, VIB, BE
Patrick England, Head of Biophysics, Institut Pasteur, FR
Chris Guérin, Senior Expert Scientist, Ghent Bioimaging Core, VIB, BE
Francis Impens, Head of the Proteomics Core, VIB, 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, Head of Core Facilities, VIB, BE
Evy Vierstraete, Science Events Manager, VIB, BE

Day 4 - 4 July 2018

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018
09:30 - 10:15
Keynote
Presenter TBA
10:15 - 12:50
Plenary Session 3: Contracts, Agreements and Expectations: CF interactions with government, clients, institutions and each other

Chaired by: Elena Trovesi

12:50 - 13:00
Wrap up and farewell

Organizing committee:
Nick Berrow, Core Facility Manager, Institute For Research in Biomedicine, ES
Alex Botzki, Head of the Bioinformatics Core, VIB, BE
Stefaan Derveaux, Head of the Nucleomics Core, VIB, BE
Patrick England, Head of Biophysics, Institut Pasteur, FR
Chris Guérin, Senior Expert Scientist, Ghent Bioimaging Core, VIB, BE
Francis Impens, Head of the Proteomics Core, VIB, 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, Head of Core Facilities, VIB, BE
Evy Vierstraete, Science Events Manager, VIB, BE

Hashtag: 
#CTLS2018
Venue: 

Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent

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Public transport: 

Train
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: 

Plane
Brussels airport
A201
1930 Zaventem
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Charleroi airport
Rue des Frères Wright 8
6041 Charleroi
Info: www.charleroi-airport.com

Housing: 

IBIS Gent Centrum Sint-Baafskathedraal Hotel
Limburgstraat 2
9000 GENT
BELGIUM
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IBIS Gent Centrum Opera Hotel
Nederkouter 24-26
9000 GENT
BELGIUM
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Sandton Grand Hotel Reylof
Hoogstraat 36
9000 Gent
België
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Novotel Gent
Goudenleeuwplein 5
9000 Gent
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