VIB Seminar 2018
VIB today counts 1651 scientists, 8 centers & NERF, 10 core facilities, 93 research groups and 70 nationalities, located on 5 different campuses in Flanders. Once a year VIB wants to unite all those VIB collaborators during a two-day event to present and discuss the ongoing research within our institute on the one hand, and to stimulate networking and collaboration between the different research groups on the other hand.
The 2018 edition will take place on 26-27 April in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. The seminar is organized for all VIB employees, and will consist of plenary sessions and parallel sessions and topped with some sports and the infamous VIB party.
The 2018 VIB seminar program will focus on ‘technology’. First of all Rouslan Efremov and Han Remaut will give you a sneak peak of Cryo-EM at VIB. In addition some excellent stories of VIB scientists collaborating with experts from the core facilities will be presented in the tandem talks.
We are also very happy to welcome Damya Laoui and Bart Neyns with their work on the use of dendritic cells to develop new cancer immunotherapies. Damya was recently selected by the board of MIT technology review as groundbreaking innovator under 35.
New for this edition is the session ‘VIB scientists on stage’. From 50 submissions 8 young scientists were selected to present their work to the whole group in a 10 min performance!
The seminar will be closed with a keynote talk of Koen Kas entitled ‘Creating healthcare by delight’. Koen is VIB-alumnus, has spent 15 years in executive positions at 4 leading biotech companies and is founder of Healthskouts.
Interested to meet your colleagues in Veldhoven? Sign up soon to reserve your spot!
Final registration deadline is 1 April 2018.
Day 1 - 26 April 2018
Chair: Inge Van Molle
Chair: Geert Van Minnebruggen
Chair: Evy Vanderheyden
Day 2 - 27 April 2018
Chair: Joke Baute
Chair: Nele Vanlangenakker
Chair: Johan Cardoen