VIBes in Biosciences 2020

International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences
11-13 March 2020, Leuven, Belgium
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VIBes in Biosciences 2020
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.

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Confirmed speakers

Paul Nurse

The Francis Crick Institute, UK

Madeline Lancaster

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

David Livingston

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, US

Linda Partridge

Max Planck Institute, DE & UCL, UK

Helene Steiner

Cell-Free Technology, Open Cell, UK

Lennart Martens

VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Tessa Kerre

Ghent University Hospital, BE

György Buzsáki

New York University, School of Medicine, US

Suzana Herculano-Houzel

Vanderbilt University, US

Jiri Friml

The Institute of Science and Technology, AT

Rob Lavigne

KU Leuven, BE

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

More info will follow soon

Organizing committee:
Ana Cascalho - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Anna Chrzanowska - NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE
Anna Zimmerman - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
Brajabandhu Pradhan - VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE
Cemile Kocoglu - VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE
Chiara Lonigro - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Deepanksha Arora - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Dennis Pedri - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Evy Vierstraete - VIB HQ, BE
Giulia Doglio - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Hanna den Bakker - NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE
Ilias El Houari - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Jhana Hendrickx - University of Antwerp, BE
Joke Baute - VIB HQ, BE
Joyce Lanssens - VIB HQ, BE
Lia Martina - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Lorenzo Canti - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Marleen Vanstraelen - VIB HQ, BE
Marta Wojno - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Rahel Park- VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
Silvia Radenkovic - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Tim Van Den Bossche - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Thursday, 12 March, 2020

Thursday, 12 March, 2020

More info will follow soon

Organizing committee:
Ana Cascalho - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Anna Chrzanowska - NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE
Anna Zimmerman - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
Brajabandhu Pradhan - VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE
Cemile Kocoglu - VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE
Chiara Lonigro - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Deepanksha Arora - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Dennis Pedri - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Evy Vierstraete - VIB HQ, BE
Giulia Doglio - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Hanna den Bakker - NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE
Ilias El Houari - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Jhana Hendrickx - University of Antwerp, BE
Joke Baute - VIB HQ, BE
Joyce Lanssens - VIB HQ, BE
Lia Martina - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Lorenzo Canti - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Marleen Vanstraelen - VIB HQ, BE
Marta Wojno - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Rahel Park- VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
Silvia Radenkovic - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Tim Van Den Bossche - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Friday, 13 March, 2020

Friday, 13 March, 2020

More info will follow soon

Organizing committee:
Ana Cascalho - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Anna Chrzanowska - NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE
Anna Zimmerman - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
Brajabandhu Pradhan - VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE
Cemile Kocoglu - VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE
Chiara Lonigro - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Deepanksha Arora - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Dennis Pedri - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Evy Vierstraete - VIB HQ, BE
Giulia Doglio - VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE
Hanna den Bakker - NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE
Ilias El Houari - VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE
Jhana Hendrickx - University of Antwerp, BE
Joke Baute - VIB HQ, BE
Joyce Lanssens - VIB HQ, BE
Lia Martina - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE
Lorenzo Canti - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Marleen Vanstraelen - VIB HQ, BE
Marta Wojno - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Rahel Park- VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE
Silvia Radenkovic - VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE
Tim Van Den Bossche - VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 02-03-2020 until 02-03-2020.
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 02-03-2020 until 02-03-2020.
Only registered attendees can download abstracts.

Venue

The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe
Janseniusstraat 1
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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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

The city of Leuven is located close to Brussels and has convenient and easy international access by railway. The Thalys high speed train (TGV) links Brussels South to Paris North station (1h20min) and Paris CDG Airport (1h), while the Eurostar high speed train connects it to London St. Pancras International Station (2h25min), via Lille (40min). The Thalys trains also connect Brussels to Amsterdam (2h45min), Rotterdam (1h40min), Aachen (1h35min) and Köln/Cologne (2h20min), among others. There are also direct Inter-City trains between Brussels and the German cities Frankfurt-am-Main (3h35min), via Aachen (1h30min), Cologne (2h10min), Bonn (2h30min) and Limburg-an-der-Lahn (2h55min).

Trains arrive in the station 'Bruxelles-Midi'/'Brussel-Zuid'. There is a regular train service between 'Bruxelles-Midi' and 'Leuven', which takes about 25 minutes (with direction 'Eupen', 'Genk' or 'Leuven'). A one-way ticket from Brussels to Leuven will cost €5.00. Be careful: make sure that you take a train which stops in 'Leuven' (in French: 'Louvain'). Several trains have as destination 'Louvain-La-Neuve', which is a different university town.

Further information about train times can be found on the Belgian Railways website.

The Leuven central station is a beautiful 25 minute walk away from the Leuven Institute for Irish Studies.  (map)

Leuven Railway station
Martelarenplein 16
3000 Leuven
More info

Travel by car

There are a number of underground parkings where parking for longer periods is possible, rates of € 2 per hour or € 12 – 20 per day should be taken into account. 

Parking Ladeuze
Address: Ladeuzeplein 20
Opening hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
15 minutes walk (800m) from the conference venue (map)

Heilig Hart
Address: Naamsestraat 102/c
Opening hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
10 minutes walk from the conference venue (map)

De Bond (at railway station)
Address: Martelarenplein 18 (entry from the tunnel)
Opening hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
25 minutes walk from the conference venue (map)

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

Housing

La Royale
Martelarenplein 6, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: info@laroyale.be

Hotel New Damshire
Schapenstraat 1, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: reservations@hotelnewdamshire.be

Novotel Leuven Centrum
Vuurkruisenlaan 4, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: h3153@accor.com

Hotel Binnenhof
Maria Theresiastraat 65, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: info@hotelbinnenhof.be

IBIS Leuven Centrum
Brusselsestraat 52, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: H1457-RE@accor.com

ParkInn by Radisson Leuven
Martelarenlaan 36, 3000 Leuven

Martin's Klooster
Onze Lieve Vrouwstraat 18, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: ivi.klooster@martinshotels.com

Theater Hotel Leuven-Centrum
Bondgenotenlaan 20, 3000 Leuven
Reservations: reservations@theaterhotel.be

Hotel Löven
Parijsstraat 7, 3000 Leuven

Hotel Professor
Naamsestraat 20, 3000 Leuven

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