VIBes in Biosciences

International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences
27-29 September 2017, Ghent, Belgium
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VIBes in Biosciences
International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences

Logo VibesThe 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. For the first 100 students that register, there is a free beer tasting event in the local Gruut brewery! Join us for VIBes 2017 and enjoy this historical picturesque city with other science lovers! 

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Registration fees

Early Bird before July1stLate Bird after July1st

 

Seminar

Seminar + workshop

Seminar

Seminar + workshop

VIB students

95€

125€

120€

150€

Non-VIB students*

95€

125€

120€

150€

50 selected international student

0€

0€

0€

0€

*VAT not included

Confirmed 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

Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Laboratory, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), ES

Bart De Strooper

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, 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

Koen Kas

Healthskouts, BE

Savvas Savvides

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Jaroslav Flegr

Charles University, CZ

Adam Rutherford

BBC Inside Science, UK

Sophie Scott

UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UK

Cédric Dumont

Red Bull Athlete / High Performance Psychologist

Day 1 - 27 September 2017

Wednesday, 27 September, 2017
12:30 - 13:30
Registration and welcome coffee
13:30 - 15:00
Parallel Session 1
Present with confidence: about body language, interaction and stress
Hans Van de Water
The Floor is Yours, BE
The power of networking
Lucia Smit
Braingain, BE
Ilse Colaes
Braingain, BE
Do’s and Don’ts of image editing- How to create a stunning figure for your next publication
Idoya Lahortiga
somersault18:24, BE
Luk Cox
somersault18:24, BE
15:00 - 15:30
coffee break
15:30 - 17:00
Parallel Session 2
Convince your audience with a powerful story
Hans Van de Water
The Floor is Yours, BE
What to do after my PhD?
Lucia Smit
Braingain, BE
Ilse Colaes
Braingain, BE
Don’t waste time! Manage your research project!
Wendy Van den Bulck
True Colours, BE
Tom Dewettinck
True Colours, BE
17:15 - 18:15
Workshop keynote
DEFYING GRAVITY: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Cédric Dumont
Red Bull Athlete / High Performance Psychologist
19:00
Visit Gruut Brewery*

*For the first 100 registrations

Day 2 - 28 September 2017

Thursday, 28 September, 2017
08:45 - 09:30
Registration and welcome coffiee
09:30 - 09:45
Welcome speech
09:45 - 12:35
Session 1: The Protein Army
09:45 - 10:35
Keynote lecture - The proteome in context
Ruedi Aebersold
ETH Zurich, CH
10:35 - 11:15
Selectivity of Cysteine Oxidation and Redox Mechanisms in Cell Signalling
Christine Winterbourn
University of Otago, NZ
11:15 - 11:40
Coffee break
11:40 - 12:20
Every picture has its own story: molecular structures fuel therapeutic antagonist design
Savvas Savvides
VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
12:20 - 12:35
Panel Discussion
12:35 - 14:00
Lunch
13:15 - 13:45
Parallel - Meet the Expert Session on CRISPR/Cas: Merck
Gurpreet Balrey
Global Technical Applications Manager, Merck KGaA, DE
Company speaker
13:15 - 13:45
Parallel - Meet the Expert Session on microscopy: Zeiss
Company speaker
14:00 - 17:20
Session 2: A Healthier You
14:00 - 14:40
Improving vaccination responses across the lifespan
Michelle Linterman
Babraham Institute, UK
14:40 - 15:20
Genes regulating ageing and the quest for immortality
João Pedro de Magalhães
University of Liverpool, UK
15:20 - 15:45
Coffee break
15:45 - 16:25
Pushing Myc inhibition towards the clinic
Laura Soucek
Mouse Models of Cancer Therapies Laboratory, Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), ES
16:25 - 17:05
How and why Toxoplasma manipulates our behavior
Jaroslav Flegr
Charles University, CZ
17:05 - 17:20
Panel Discussion
17:20 - 18:00
Special guest
A brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived
Adam Rutherford
BBC Inside Science, UK

Day 3 - 29 September 2017

Friday, 29 September, 2017
08:45 - 09:30
Welcome coffee
09:30 - 12:55
Session 3: Networking: From Molecules To People
09:30 - 10:10
Signaling via TGFβ receptors - a possible target in tumor therapy
Carl-Henrik Heldin
Uppsala University, SE
10:10 - 10:50
What can plant Metabolic Engineering do for Human Health?
Cathie Martin
John Innes Centre, UK
10:50 - 11:20
Coffee break
11:20 - 12:00
Searching for the cause and the cure of Alzheimer's disease
Bart De Strooper
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
12:00 - 12:40
The evolution of conflict & cooperation: from insects to human societies and beyond
Tom Wenseleers
KU Leuven, BE
12:40 - 12:55
Panel Discussion
12:55 - 14:30
Lunch
14:30 - 17:25
Session 4: Lighting it up
14:30 - 15:20
Keynote lecture - Connectomics in the Developing Nervous System
Jeff W. Lichtman
Harvard University, US
15:20 - 16:00
How you will help create healthcare’s future
Koen Kas
Healthskouts, BE
16:00 - 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 - 17:10
Sophie Scott
UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UK
17:10 - 17:25
Panel Discussion
17:25 - 18:00
Closing Words
18:00 - 21:00
Reception and walking dinner
21:00
Party
Hashtag: 
#VIBES17
Venue: 

Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent
Belgium

tel. +32 (0)9 264 82 62

Organizers:

vibes@vib.be

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CANCELLATION POLICY
In case you want to cancel your registration, please send a request to conferences@vib.be.
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: 

Train
Gent St-Pieters railway station
9000 Gent

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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.

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Housing: 

Hotel Hancelot:

Address: Vijfwindgatenstraat 19, 9000 Ghent
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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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