30 Jan 2018

We are honored to announce that VIB is organizing the 2018 edition of the Core Technologies for Life Sciences conference, which will take place from 1-4 July 2018 in Ghent, Belgium, after two successful editions at Institut Pasteur, Paris in 2014 and at EMBL, Heidelberg in 2016.

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.

38 speakers have already confirmed their attendance, including keynote speakers 2001 Nobel laureate Paul Nurse, Director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, Frances Weis-Garcia, President of ABRF, as well as Kurt Vandenberghe, Director of Policy Development and Coordination at the European Commission and Directorate-General for R&I. Other speakers are, amongst many others, Sarah Butcher, Head of the Bioinformatics Data Science Group of Imperial College London, Tommi Nyrönen, Project Director at CSC - IT Center for Science ELIXIR in Finland, and Doris Meder, Head of Science & Operations at the Berlin Institute of Health. Check out the website to discover the full speaker's line-up.

Next to the compelling talks, CTLS18@VIB will host poster sessions to encourage core facility staff to present their own research to the international community during one of our poster sessions. The best abstracts will be selected for a short oral presentation. Abstract submission deadline is 1 April 2018. On top of that, we will foresee a core facility marketplace area for facilities to promote their expertise and services.

If you are interested to join and want the opportunity to network with hundreds of professionals in the life sciences industry, don't miss out and take advantage of the Early Bird discount by registering before 19 May 2018!

CTLS members get a substantial reduction on their registration*. Have a look at the CTLS website to learn more about the benefits of becoming a CTLS member.

*Reduction only applicable until the Early Bird deadline.

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