Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe


1 Jul 4 Jul 2018

CTLS2018@ VIB (Core Technologies For Life Sciences)

1-4 July 2018, Ghent, Belgium

After two successful editions of the CTLS conference (at Institut Pasteur, Paris in 2014 and at EMBL, Heidelberg in 2016), VIB is honoured to organize the 2018 conference in the beautiful and historic city of Ghent.

Over the 4 days of the conference there will be plenary and parallel sessions focusing on all facets of core facility operations, management and specific technologies of interest to core facility staff. Keynote talks will be given by 2001 Nobel laureate Paul Nurse and by Frances Weis-Garcia (President of ABRF). Poster sessions will be held to allow core scientists to present new developments in their technologies and a core facility marketplace area will also be available for facilities to promote their expertise and services. A Belgian beer tasting, guided boat trip through the city’s canals and conference dinner in the old fish market will highlight the social program.

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.


Big Data // Emerging model systems // Multi scale/Multi disciplinary mesoscopic methods // Research and development in CFs // Data management // Single cell technologies // QC Rigor and reproducibility // Career path for CF staff, Integrating CF infrastructures creating value // Contracts, Agreements and Expectations: CF interactions with government, clients, institutions and each other

Poster information:
Format: A0 (841 x 1189 mm / 33.1 x 46.8 in), portrait orientation

Get a reduction on your registration for CTLS2018@ VIB

CTLS is a non-profit association that aims to bring together scientists, technical and administrative staff working in or in close association with shared resource laboratories, such as core facilities (CFs), and research infrastructures. To facilitate networking and discussion CTLS is organizing biannual conferences, annual member meetings and other events. Have a look at the CTLS website to learn more about the benefits of becoming a CTLS member. Registered members (academic and industry) will benefit from a substantial reduction (*) on their registration for CTLS2018@ VIB.

*Reduction only applicable until the Early Bird deadline.


  • Early Bird: 20 May 2018
  • Late Registration: 16 June 2018
  • Abstract deadline: 1 April 2018

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Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent

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Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent