1-4 July 2018: Core Technologies for Life Sciences conference

VIB is organising the 2018 edition of the Core Technologies for Life Sciences conference, which will take place on 1-4 July 2018 in Ghent (Belgium), after two successful editions at Institut Pasteur in Paris (2014) and at EMBL in Heidelberg (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. If you are interested to join, don’t miss out and take advantage of the Early Bird discount by registering before 19 May 2018.

Keynote talks will be given by 2001 Nobel laureate Paul Nurse, Frances Weis-Garcia, President of ABRF and Kurt Vandenberghe, Director of Policy Development and Coordination, European Commission, Directorate-General for R&I. Over the four days of the conference, there will be plenary and parallel sessions focusing on all facets of core facility and research infrastructure operations, management, and specific technologies of interest to a wide audience.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Big Data;
  • Emerging model systems;
  • Multi scale/Multi disciplinary;
  • R&D in core facilities;
  • Data management;
  • Single cell technologies;
  • Rigor and reproducibility;
  • Career path for core facilites’ staff;
  • Integrating infrastructures;
  • Contracts, agreements and expectations: core facilites interactions with government, clients, institutions and each other.

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