CTLS2018@VIB

Core Technologies For Life Sciences
1 - 4 July 2018, Ghent, Belgium
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Saturday, 16 June, 2018
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May 19
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Jun 16
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€ 200,00
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€ 280,00
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€ 200,00
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€ 280,00
Academic (Early Bird): 
€ 420,00
Academic (Final): 
€ 520,00
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€ 420,00
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€ 520,00
Industry (Early Bird): 
€ 550,00
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€ 650,00
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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 in the old fish market will highlight the social program.

CTLS2018@VIB 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.

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

Get a reduction on your registration for CTLS2018@VIB

CTLS is a non-profit association that aims to bring together scientists, technical and administrative staff working in or in close association with shared resource laboratories, such as core facilities (CFs), and research infrastructures. To facilitate networking and discussion CTLS is organizing biannual conferences, annual member meetings and other events. Have a look at the CTLS website to learn more about the benefits of becoming a CTLS member. Registered members (academic and industry) will benefit from a substantial reduction (*) on their registration for CTLS2018@VIB.

*Reduction only applicable until the Early Bird deadline.

Confirmed speakers: 

Paul Nurse

The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Frances Weis-Garcia

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US

Sofie Van Gassen

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Kurt Vandenberghe

Director of Policy Development and Coordination, European Commission, Directorate-General for R&I, BE

Sarah Butcher

Imperial College London, UK

Ian Henry

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, DE

Tommi Nyrönen

Project Director at CSC - IT Center for Science ELIXIR, FI

Reyk Horland

VP Business Development, TissUse GmbH, DE

Pia Siljander

University of Helsinki, FI

Kurt Anderson

CALM, Francis Crick Institute, UK

Ralf Palmisano

Optical Imaging Center Erlangen, DE

Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez

University of Gothenburg, SE

Doris Meder

Berlin Institute of Health, DE

Peter O'Toole

University of York, UK

Ilaria Nardello

European Marine Biological Resource Center, FR

Odile Leroy

European Vaccine Initiative, DE

Holger Heyn

CNAG-CRG, ES

Eduard Sabido Aguade

CRG/UPF Proteomics Unit, ES

Jo Bury

Managing Director VIB, BE

Saskia Lippens

VIB Bioimaging Core, BE

Elisa Ferrando-May

University of Konstanz Bioimaging Center, DE

Josh Rappoport

Northwestern University

Dean Flanders

Friedrich Miescher Institute, CH

Lukas Cyganek

University Medical Center Göttingen, DE

Wolfgang Frase

Dipl.-Ing. Computational Engineering, Kairos, DE

Mery Piña

Infrastructure European Project EMBRIC - University Pierre et Marie Curie, FR

Cath Brooksbank

EMBL-EBI, DE

Michael Hummel

Charite University Hospital/Berlin Institute of Health, DE

Marion Bérard

Institut Pasteur, FR

Michael Raess

Institute of Experimental Genetics, DE

Nadine Utz

German Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis, DE

Cornelius Fischer

Berlin Institute of Health, DE

Amanda Collis

BBSRC, UK
Submit an abstract: 
CTLS 2018 @ VIB
Abstract submission closing date: 
Sunday, 1 April, 2018
Submit abstract

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
Welcome coffee and registration

Chaired by: Sarah Butcher and Alex Botzki

09:30 - 12:05
Plenary session 1: Big Data

Chaired by: Alexander Botzki and Sarah Butcher

09:30 - 10:15
Sarah Butcher
Imperial College London, UK
Invited speaker
10:15 - 10:40
Tommi Nyrönen
Project Director at CSC - IT Center for Science ELIXIR, FI
Invited speaker
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee break
11:10 - 11:35
Ian Henry
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, DE
Invited speaker
11:35 - 12
Sofie Van Gassen
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Invited speaker
12:00 - 12:15
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:05 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 14:00
Company workshops 1
14:15 - 16:55
Parallel session 1: Emerging model systems

 Chaired by: Marion Berard & Valentina Adami

14:15 - 15:00
Reyk Horland
VP Business Development, TissUse GmbH, DE
Invited speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Marion Bérard
Institut Pasteur, FR
Invited speaker
15:25 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:25
Pia Siljander
University of Helsinki, FI
Invited speaker
16:25 - 16:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
16:40 - 16:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
Parallel session 2: Multi scale/Multi disciplinary mesoscopic methods

Chaired by: Spenser Shorte & Ralf Palmisano

14:15 - 15:00
Kurt Anderson
CALM, Francis Crick Institute, UK
Invited speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Ralf Palmisano
Optical Imaging Center Erlangen, DE
Invited speaker
15:25 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:25
Presenter TBA
Invited speaker
16:25 - 16:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
16:40 - 16:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
Parallel session 3: Research and development in CFs

Chaired by: Chris Guérin & Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez

14:15 - 14:40
Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez
University of Gothenburg, SE
Invited speaker
14:40 - 15:05
Doris Meder
Berlin Institute of Health, DE
Invited speaker
15:25 - 15:30
Peter O'Toole
University of York, UK
Invited speaker
15:25 - 16:00
Coffee break
Moderated discussion
Parallel session 4: Data management

Chaired by: Geert Van Minnebruggen & Ljudmila Borisenko 

14:15 - 15:00
Dean Flanders
Friedrich Miescher Institute, CH
Invited speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Michael Hummel
Charite University Hospital/Berlin Institute of Health, DE
Invited speaker
Wolfgang Frase
Dipl.-Ing. Computational Engineering, Kairos, DE
Invited speaker
15:25 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:25
Lukas Cyganek
University Medical Center Göttingen, DE
Invited speaker
16:25 - 16:50
Janna Saarela
FIMM, FI
Invited speaker
16:50 - 17:05
Presenter selected from abstracts
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
Frances Weis-Garcia
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, US
Keynote speaker
10:00 - 10:30
Coffee break
10:00 - 12:35
Plenary session 2: International alliances, networks and cooperation

Chaired by: Patrick England and Monica Morales Ballus

10:30 - 11:15
Ilaria Nardello
European Marine Biological Resource Center, FR
Invited speaker
11:15 - 11:40
Odile Leroy
European Vaccine Initiative, DE
Invited speaker
11:40 - 12:05
Invited speaker
12:05 - 12:15
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:15 - 12:30
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:35
Lunch
13:15 - 14:15
Company workshops 2
14:15 - 16:55
Parallel session 5: Single cell technologies

Chaired by Stefaan Derveaux and Sascha Sauer

14:15 - 15:00
Presenter TBA
Invited speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Holger Heyn
CNAG-CRG, ES
Invited speaker
15:25 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:25
Cornelius Fischer
Berlin Institute of Health, DE
Invited speaker
16:25 - 16:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
16:40 - 16:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
Parallel session 6: QC Rigor and reproducibility

Chaired by: Achim Treumann and Françis Impens

Presenter TBA
Invited speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Eduard Sabido Aguade
CRG/UPF Proteomics Unit, ES
Invited speaker
15:25 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:25
Phil Ewels
NGI, SciLifeLab, SE
Invited speaker
16:25 - 16:40
Presenter selected from abstracts
16:40 - 16:55
Presenter selected from abstracts
parallel session 7: Career path for CF staff

Chaired by: Nadine Utz and Saskia Lippens

14:15 - 14:40
Saskia Lippens
VIB Bioimaging Core, BE
Invited speaker
Nadine Utz
German Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis, DE
Invited speaker
14:40 - 15:05
Marijke Lein
VIB, BE
Invited speaker
15:25 - 15:30
Elisa Ferrando-May
University of Konstanz Bioimaging Center, DE
Invited speaker
15:25 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:30
Moderated discussion
Parallel session 8: Integrating CF infrastructures creating value

Chaired by: Mery Piña and Cath Brooksbank

14:15 - 15:00
Michael Raess
Institute of Experimental Genetics, DE
Invited speaker
15:00 - 15:25
Mery Piña
Infrastructure European Project EMBRIC - University Pierre et Marie Curie, FR
Invited speaker
15:25 - 16:00
Coffee break
16:00 - 16:25
Cath Brooksbank
EMBL-EBI, DE
Invited speaker
16:25 - 16:50
Presenter selected from abstracts
16:50 - 17:05
Presenter selected from abstracts
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 and Josh Rappaport

10:15 - 11:00
Josh Rappoport
Northwestern University
Invited speaker
11:00 - 11:25
Amanda Collis
BBSRC, UK
Invited speaker
11:25 - 11:45
Coffee break
11:45 - 12:10
Jo Bury
Managing Director VIB, BE
Invited speaker
12:10 - 12:25
Presenter selected from abstracts
12:25 - 12:50
Presenter selected from abstracts
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.

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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.

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Plane
Brussels airport
A201
1930 Zaventem
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6041 Charleroi
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Limburgstraat 2
9000 GENT
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