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.
You can support our association by becoming a Founding member. If you join us now you can get a full professional or student/technical membership at a discounted rate, and be recognised as one of the our first supporters. You will receive a discount of €110 on your registration for the CTLS congress of 2018, and an invitation to the Annual General Assembly of CTLS in Paris on October 24/25, where you will have the opportunity to vote for (or join) the board of directors or executive council.