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CTLS2018@VIB

1 - 4 JULY 2018, GHENT, BELGIUM
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Saint Michael's Bridge - Ghent
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Poster session - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
Poster session - Ghent
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CTLS2018@VIB

CORE TECHNOLOGIES FOR LIFE SCIENCES

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.

The topics that will be discussed are:

- Big data
- Emerging model systems
- Multi scale/Multi disciplinary
- Data management
- Single cell technologies
- Rigor and reproducibility
- Integrating infrastructures
- CF interactions with government, clients, institutions and each other

Workshops & Satellite meetings
The program includes seven company workshops and 4 satellite meetings. More info here.

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

Become a CTLS member

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.

CTLS2018 travel bursaries

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. More info here

CTLS2018 Pictures

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Confirmed speakers

Ian Henry
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Ian Henry

Ian Henry

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, DE
Amanda Collis
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Amanda Collis

Amanda Collis

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council in UK Research and Innovation, UK

Program

Day 1 - Sunday, 01 July, 2018

Satellite session 2: Modelling the microbiota- host superorganism: animal models and core facilities

Chaired by: Marion Berard

14:00
14:15
INFRAFRONTIER Research Infrastructure
14:45
15:15
Gnotobiology core facility: set-up and Innovation
15:15
15:45
Metagenomics, (epi)genomics, (epi)genetics, (meta)transcriptomics, and metabolomics approaches
Opening of CTLS2018@VIB
16:00
16:45
Welcome coffee & registration
16:45
17:00
Welcome, Overview of the conference and housekeeping Issues
17:00
18:00
How CDKs Control the Cell Cycle
18:30
19:30
Belgian Beer tasting in "The Great Butchers' Hall"

Day 2 - Monday, 02 July, 2018

09:00
09:30
Welcome and registration
Plenary session 1: Big Data

Chaired by: Alexander Botzki and Sarah Butcher

09:30
10:15
Big Data in the Life Sciences– the challenges for a Bioinformatics Core Facility
10:15
10:40
The ELIXIR Compute Platform - An Environment for Analysing Life-Science data
10:40
11:10
Coffee break
11:10
11:35
Handling the Microscopy Data Deluge

Ian Henry

Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, DE
11:35
12:00
Machine learning approaches for cytometry data
12:00
12:15
Development of a bioinformatics pipeline for routine analysis of whole genome sequencing data for typing of N. meningitidis in a public health context
12:15
12:20
Bring high resolution, high content imaging to life
12:20
13:15
Lunch
12:45
13:10
Open IRIS Core Facility Management Software
Company workshops part 1
13:15
14:00
Workshop 1: Merck: CCD Based Flow Cytometry Enhances the Detection of Small Particles and Rare Events Enabling Emerging Applications in Immunology and Oncology

Peter Rhein

Imaging Cytometry Application Specialist, Merck Group, DE
Company speaker
13:15
14:00
Workshop 2: Agilent: Equipment Usage Tracking and Access Control using iLab Kiosk and Interlock
13:15
14:00
Workshop 3: Zeiss: Comparison of Airyscan platform with GPU based deconvolution approach for fluorescence imaging: when and how to use it?
Parallel session 1: Emerging model systems

Chaired by: Marion Berard & Valentina Adami

14:15
15:00
Multi-Organ-Chip Technologies: Towards a Paradigm Shift in Substance Testing?
15:00
15:25
Access to Gnotobiotic Animal Models and Related Platforms in Europe: Current Situation and Perspectives
15:25
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:25
World’s 1st Extracellular Vesicle Core Facility – Why?
16:25
16:40
A new facility focused on mass-spectrometry based proteomics for drug discovery and development
16:40
16:55
Simultaneous analysis of glucocorticoids and androgens in small volumes of mouse plasma by liquid chromatography triple quadrupole mass spectrometry
Parallel session 2: Multi scale/Multi disciplinary mesoscopic methods

Chaired by: Spencer Shorte & Ralf Palmisano

14:15
14:30
A Bioinformatic Framework to Assess the Transcriptomic Response of Species to Environmental Toxins
14:30
15:15
Imaging Molecular Dynamics: from Cell Biology to Animal Models
15:15
15:30
EMBL Sample Preparation and Characterization Facility: High-throughput crystallization and SAXS
15:30
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:18
CLEM-Imaging along the resolution spectrum
16:25
16:50
Imaging across Scales in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment
Parallel session 3: Research and development in CFs

Chaired by: Chris Guérin & Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez

14:40
15:05
How much Research and Development should a Core Facility do?
15:05
15:30
Clear Divisions between Tech Development and Running an Open Core
15:25
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:30
Panel discussion
Parallel session 4: Data management

Chaired by: Geert Van Minnebruggen & Ljudmila Borisenko

14:15
15:00
Dealing with the Challenges of Large Life Science Data Sets from Acquisition to Archive
15:00
15:25
Comprehensive linkage of biomaterials and data: a biobank perspective
15:25
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:25
Stem cells and its challenging path in the digital world
16:25
16:50
Data management needs in translational research projects
16:50
17:05
Platform-Manager: an open-source web application for facilities management developed in Biogenouest
17:00
18:30
Poster session & Reception

Day 3 - Tuesday, 03 July, 2018

08:30
09:00
Welcome
Keynote
09:00
10:00
No Core is an Island
10:00
10:25
Coffee break
Plenary session 2: International alliances, networks and cooperation

Chaired by: Patrick England and Monica Morales Ballus

10:25
11:10
Global-Reach Potential of EU Research Infrastructures: the case of EMBRC-ERIC
11:10
11:35
How to sustain the European leadership in vaccine research and development: the need of an integrated European infrastructure
12:00
12:15
The P4EU (Protein Production and Purification Partnership in Europe) Network
12:15
12:30
International Associations for Core Facilities (IACF): A Global Collaborative Partnership
12:30
12:35
Streamlining Label-free Affinity Analysis for Accelerated Lead Screening, Characterization, Optimization and Final Selection
12:35
13:15
Lunch
Company workshops part 2
13:15
14:00
Workshop 4: 10xGenomics: Biology at High Definition with 10x Genomics
13:15
14:00
Workshop 5: Takara Bio Europe: SMARTer solutions for single-cell transcriptomics and whole genome amplification with SMART-Seq and PicoPLEX technologies

Matthieu Pesant

NGS product manager - scientific support specialist, Takara Bio Europe, FR
Company speaker
13:15
14:00
Workshop 6: Olympus Europe Se & Co. Kg

Bülent Peker

Product Manager of Laser Scanning Microscopy, Olympus Europa SE & Co. KG
Company speaker
Company speaker
13:15
14:00
Workshop 7: Idea Elan: Book Instruments in 2 clicks and Request Services in a few clicks with Infinity. Hands ON Workshop with Infinity Mobile and Web App
Parallel session 5: Single cell technologies
Chaired by Stefaan Derveaux and Thomas Conrad
14:15
14:40
Scalable Workflows for Single Cell Genomics Projects
14:40
15:05
Single-Cell RNA Sequencing to Resolve Tissue Complexity
15:05
15:20
Multiplexed protein maps link subcellular organization to cellular states
15:20
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:45
Single-cell multi-omics to study the biology of cellular heterogeneity in health and disease
16:45
17:00
High-throughput, full-length, single-cell RNA sequencing
Parallel session 6: QC Rigor and reproducibility

Chaired by: Achim Treumann and Francis Impens

14:15
14:55
Standardized analysis of extracellular vesicles in liquid biopsies
14:55
15:30
Qcloud: A cloud-based quality control system for proteomics laboratories
15:30
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:25
Quality Control at the Swedish National Genomics Infrastructure
16:25
16:40
Implementing a standardized sample quality control (QC) service: The way forward to improve results quality and reproducibility in your institution
16:40
16:55
The ABRF's Workflow Interest Network (WIN) and its 2018 project
Selected from abstracts
parallel session 7: Career path for CF staff

Chaired by: Nadine Utz and Saskia Lippens

14:40
15:00
A career in core facilities in life sciences institutes: a different path?
15:00
15:20
Promoting career paths in (imaging) core facilities
15:20
15:35
The Technician Commitment: Ensuring status & opportunity for technical roles across UK research, teaching & innovation

Kelly Vere

Higher Education Engagement Manager, Science Council, UK
15:35
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:55
Panel discussion
Parallel session 8: Integrating CF infrastructures creating value

Chaired by: Mery Piña and Cath Brooksbank

14:15
14:35
Quality management in distributed research infrastructures
14:35
14:55
EMBRIC: accelerating innovation in (blue) biotechnology
14:55
15:15
Fostering interactions between core facilities and research infrastructures
15:15
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:15
TRACE: the Belgian PDX platform boosting cutting edge cancer research
Selected from abstracts
16:15
16:30
NEUBIAS - The Network of EUropean BioImage AnalystS
16:30
16:45
Cores Without Borders - Sharing Core Facility Expertise Across Boarders: A Case for Engaging CTLS, ABRF with Core Facilities in Africa
18:15
19:00
Boat tour along the waterways of Ghent

If registered for the conference dinner

19:00
22:00
Conference dinner @ restaurant “Oude Vismijn”

Day 4 - Wednesday, 04 July, 2018

09:00
09:30
Welcome
Keynotes
09:30
09:55
European Science Foundation and Science Connect services
Keynote speaker
09:55
10:15
MERIL: a digital platform for accessing information about European Research Infrastructures
Plenary Session 3: Contracts, Agreements and Expectations: CF interactions with government, clients, institutions and each other

Chaired by: Marc Bickle and Josh Rappaport

10:15
10:35
CF interactions with government, clients, institutions and each other
10:35
11:00
Successfully managing vendor relationships
11:00
11:25
Technologies and Core Facilities: A public funder’s perspective from the biosciences

Amanda Collis

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council in UK Research and Innovation, UK
11:25
11:45
Coffee break
11:45
12:00
ResOmique: one network to connect them all
12:00
12:15
Training in a core the Aquiles heel or is strength
Selected from abstracts
12:15
12:50
Core facilities enable cutting-edge life science research
12:50
13:00
Wrap up and farewell
13:00
14:00
Lunch
14:00
17:00
Satellite session 3: Stratocore PPMS user group meeting

Chaired by: Spencer Shorte

Registration required

Day 5 - Thursday, 05 July, 2018

09:00
17:00
Satellite session 4: P4EU seminar

More information

Chaired by: Jürgen Haustraete

Organizing committee

Patrick England

Head of Biophysics of Macromolecules and their Interactions, Institut Pasteur, FR

Chris Guérin

Senior Expert Scientist, Ghent Bioimaging Core, VIB, BE

Spencer Shorte

Group Leader, Plateforme d'Imagerie Dynamique and Director, Imagopole, FR

Achim Treumann

Director, NUPPA (Newcastle University Protein and Proteome Analysis), UK

Elena Trovesi

Head of Finance, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, DE

Abstracts

The full list of abstracts will be available on 01-06-2018 until 30-06-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 01-06-2018 until 30-06-2018
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.