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.


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


Important deadlines:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 1 April 2018
  • Early Bird registration: 19 May 2018
  • Late registration: 16 June 2018


More info about program and speakers

Event Details


Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Het Pand
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent


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FLANDERS.BIO MEMBER BENEFIT: members receive a 15% reduction on the Industry registration fee. Please contact us to obtain the discount code.





2018-07-01 14:00:00 2018-07-04 13:00:00 Europe/Brussels CTLS2018@VIB Het PandOnderbergen 19000 Gent <p>VIB</p>

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For any further information about this event, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Event Coordinator

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Lissa Van Hecke

Event Coordinator

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