VIBes in Biosciences

International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences
27-29 September 2017, Ghent, Belgium
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Registration will open April 15
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Thursday, 31 August, 2017
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VIBes in Biosciences
International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences

The VIBes in Bioscience PhD conference is an initiative from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) that takes place in Belgium. The organizing committee consists of motivated VIB PhD students, who bring together young and ambitious scientists from all over the globe to enjoy a series of training workshops and a top-quality conference. Selected speakers are renowned in different Life Sciences research fields such as inflammation & immunology, plant biology, cancer biology, structural biology, neuroscience and microbiology.

We offer 50 travel grants in order to encourage international PhD students to attend. In September 2017, this meeting will take place in the lovely city of Ghent. Join us for VIBes 2017 and enjoy this historical picturesque city with other science lovers!

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Top speakers: 

Ruedi Aebersold

ETH, Zurich, CH

Jeff W. Lichtman

Harvard University, US

Carl-Henrik Heldin

Uppsala University, SE

Cathie Martin

John Innes Centre, UK

Laura Soucek

Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, ES

Bart De Strooper

VIB Center for the Biology of Disease - KU Leuven, BE

Michelle Linterman

Babraham Institute, UK

Christine Winterbourn

University of Otago, NZ

João Pedro de Magalhães

University of Liverpool, UK

Tom Wenseleers

KU Leuven, BE

Antony Evans

TAXA Biotechnologies, US

Savvas Savvides

VIB Inflammation Research Center – UGent, BE

Jaroslav Flegr

Charles University, CZ

Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent

tel. +32 (0)9 264 82 62


In case you want to cancel your registration, please send a request to
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

More info

Travel by plane: 

The main airport of Belgium is located in Zaventem.

More info: Brussels airport

An alternative is Charleroi airport, located 40 minutes to the south of Brussels.

More info: Brussels South - Charleroi airport


Hotel Hancelot:

Address: Vijfwindgatenstraat 19, 9000 Ghent
Booking via
Hotel website

Parkhotel Gent

Address: Nieuwebosstraat 1, 9000 Ghent
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Ibis Gent Centrum Opera

Adres: -26, Nederkouter 24, 9000 Ghent
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