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Vienna Biocenter Core Facilities

Summer School on Practical Proteomics

From July 16th to 20th 2018, this Summer School will give the participants time for learning, hands-on training, scientific discussions and -also- for enjoying some spare time in Vienna. We will have talks from world leaders in a variety of mass-spectrometry based techniques, ranging from structural proteomics and proteome quantification to post-translational modifications. Motivated lab-technicians are welcome to learn more about PRM, TMT-MS3 or any fancy technique like cross-linking mass spectrometry.

Please note, that the application and abstract submission deadline for the School on Practical Proteomics is June 1st, 2018. For further information please visit our website EuPA School on Practical Proteomics.

GBI Core Facility Management Course

Registration is now open for the
GerBI-GMB Core Facility Management Course, which will take place from
the 18 th – 22 nd of June 2018 in Konstanz – Reichenau Island (Germany).
In 2013 the course was initiated by the German BioImaging Network, 2018
marks the first year that German BioImaging – Gesellschaft für
Mikroskopie und Bildanalyse e.V. (Society for Microscopy and Image
Analysis) will organise the Core Facility Management Course.

Core facility managers find themselves in a variety of different roles
that demand a broad set of skills they traditionally haven’t been taught
in their academic career. GerBI-GMB has hired hfp consulting, a group
who specialises in supporting scientists to improve their leadership and
management skills, to develop and run an intense, interactive and highly
specialised workshop that addresses these challenges.

More information can be found on:

CTLS 2018 Satellite Meetings Announced

Sunday July 1st

Modelling the microbiota- host superorganism: animal models and core facilities

Organised by Marion Berard, Institut Pasteur

14h-14h15 – INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure
Michael Hagn, Helmholtz Zentrum München

14h15-14h45 – Animal models in microbiome research
Axel Kornerup Hansen, University of Copenhagen

14h45-15h15 – Gnotobiology core facility: set-up and Innovation
Joana Bom, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência

15h15-15h45 – Metagenomics, (epi)genomics, (epi)genetics, (meta)transcriptomics, and metabolomics approaches
Mani Arumugam, University of Copenhagen

15h45-16h – Panel discussion

Closing remarks


Register now at by clicking HERE Spaces are limited.


EuroMabNet 4th Antibody Validation Workshop

The Antibody Validation Workshop will bring together highly specialized scientists in antibody technology with PhD students and young scientists who use antibodies in their research. It will provide a set of criteria and recommendations that will help researchers to select the most effective mAbs from those available in the market and provide the strategic guidance needed to perform any essential antibody validation. This will include verifying antibody specificity, selectivity, sensitivity and reproducibility.

The 4th EuroMAbNet Antibody Validation Workshop will be held as a satellite event within the Core Technologies for Life Sciences (CTLS) meeting 2018. This four-day meeting is focus on all facets of core facility operations, management and specific technologies that are of interest to core facility staff. Attendees will be scientists, technologists and administrative staff working in, or allied to, shared resource laboratories, including core facilities and research infrastructure providers.

For full details and registration information please go to:

ALSO P4EU  Seminar July 4, 9:00-17:00 details at


CTLS 2018 Annual General Meeting held in Paris, October 24 and 25 2017.

The CTLS AGM met in Paris October 24 & 25th to discuss association business and elect a new Executive Council. For more details and full presentations please see the members downloads page.


CTLS 2018

CTLS 2018 Ghent Belgium - The CTLS 2018 Congress

CTLS2018@VIB will be held July 1-4th, 2018 in the beautiful and historic city of Ghent. Settled as far back as the Iron Age at the confluence of the Scheldt and Leie rivers, the current city dates from the founding of Saint Bavo’s abbey in 650 by Saint Amand (patron saint of brewers). For the conference CTLS will use the University of Ghent’s congress center, Het Pand. The facility is housed in a former Dominican abbey dating to the 13th century. It can hold up to 400 participants and despite it’s complete modernization retains it’s medieval charm.

Over the 4 days of the conference there will be plenary and parallel sessions focusing on core facility operations, management and specific technologies of interest to facility staff. A Keynote talk will be given by 2001 Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse. 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 at 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.

 As a CTLS member, you receive a significant reduction*, which brings your registration fee on a total of €300 (Excl. vat).
For more information about the conference, please visit the website.

*For Academic and Industry profiles - registered before the Early Bird deadline (16 June 2018).

CTLS2018 travel bursary scheme

The CTLS association is setting up 4 travel bursaries (up to 500 euros each) to participate in the CTLS2018 congress. The bursaries can be used to cover travel expenses and/or congress registration fee.

Bursary applicants should be active CTLS members who have registered and submitted an abstract (oral or poster presentation) on the congress website ( Priority will be given to technicians (non facility managers) and young CTLS members (PhD students and early career scientists with less than 10 year experience after degree or PhD).

Applicants should enclose (in a single PDF format):

* a one-page CV

* the abstract of their oral/poster presentation

* a one page letter of motivation indicating why they want to participate to the CTLS2018 Conference, what will be the benefits for them and their core/infrastructure/laboratory, and what is their budget request (specifying amounts for travel, accommodation and meals).

Applications should be sent by e-mail to

The deadline for applications is the 1st of April (closing date for CTLS2018 abstract submissions).


The Board of Directors of the CTLS Association will evaluate the applications based on scientific and motivation criteria, aiming for gender, geographical and thematic balance. All candidates will be informed about the outcome of their application and the amount of their bursary by the end of April. The bursaries will be awarded in person to the selected laureates during a plenary session of the CTLS2018 congress (by bank cheque or transfer).