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CTLS 2018 Ghent Belgium - The CTLS 2018 Congress


Looking back at CTLS2018@VIB

From 1-4 July VIB was proud to host the third edition of CTLS. This Core Technologies for Life Sciences conference has brought together 300 people from academia and industry - of which more than 80% from abroad. They gathered in the beautiful and historical venue ‘Het Pand’ in the heart of Ghent.

With 42 speakers, over 60 poster presenters, 21 sponsor booths, 7 company workshops and 4 satellite meetings CTLS2018@VIB  was a valuable opportunity for the diverse community of core facility staff to learn from and interact with peers. The Belgian beer reception at the Great Butchers’ Hall, boat tour and delicious conference dinner @restaurant Oude Vismijn provided many opportunities for participants to network, and establish new collaborations.

"The 3rd biennial CTLS conference was a wonderful milestone for this young association. It generated remarkable enthusiasm from both existing and new CTLS members to work together and improve the ways core technology facilities support cutting-edge science."

We would like to thank our great speakers, enthusiastic participants and sponsors!

Thanks to the 300 people who attended CTLS 2018


The CTLS 2018 Organizing Committee: L to R: Stefaan Derveaux, Alex Botzki, Frances Impens, Evy Vierstraete, Achim Treumann, Patrick England, Chris Guérin, Spencer Shorte, Geert Van Minnebruggen.