VIB is a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium. More than 1470 scientists from over 66 countries perform basic research into the molecular foundations of life. The institute offers a program of international VIB conferences in various VIB research fields. From day one VIB has supported and sponsored scientific conferences to help VIB scientists network with their colleagues. In 2014 the VIB Conference Series was launched to further expand these activities and support them with a dedicated professional team.

The aims of the conference series are:

  • to showcase cutting edge research and exciting technological solutions presented by leading scientist in the life sciences fields

  • to offer junior researchers the opportunity to present their work during poster sessions and learn from the world’s experts during the Meet the Expert sessions

  • to establish opportunities for collaborations between scientists during an accompanying social program including lunches, conference dinners and receptions

What the participants say about the VIB Conferences:

"thanks a lot for this amazing meeting!!! I enjoyed it a lot and had the opportunity to meet experts in order to have their advices on my project. The quality of the meeting was amazingly good." - Catherine Creppe (PhD - GIGA- Neurosciences, Laboratory of Molecular Regulation of Neurogenesis - The Brain Mosaic: cellular heterogeneity in the CNS 2016
"I really enjoyed the scientific program that brought together scientists studying the proteome using mass spectrometry or affinity reagent-based approaches. These two communities, surprisingly, do not commonly meet at scientific conferences and the venue and ample interaction time facilitated discussions. I also enjoyed meeting a group of young, ambitious scientists in a lively "meet the expert" session" - Ruedi Aebersold (ETH, Zurich, CH), speaker during Next-Generation Antibodies and Protein Analysis, 2015
"I found that the quality of the speakers and talks was excellent and the conference very helpful for staying current with the new technologies in the field." - PhD student from KU Leuven
"In my opinion it was a good mixture of theoretical presentations and presentations about concepts as well as about interactions between data scientists and scientists." - Corporate sponsor from Germany

Watch an impression video of the conferences here:


We look forward to welcoming you at a VIB Conference in the future!

- VIB Conference Team
Evy Vierstraete, Lander Briels, Rob van Ham (contact us)

VIB Conference Team