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VI. Core Management Workshop

17-19 FEBRUARY 2020, Leuven, Belgium
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VI. Core Management Workshop

Innovation in Core Facilities. This edition is hosted by VIB.

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Only when your motivation has been approved by the OC, you can register before 20 January.

Life science research organizations all over the world have just gone through a phase of establishing and expanding core facilities. These are now generally acknowledged as key elements of scientific research of a state-of-the-art institute. However, in the fast evolving environment of science and technology, a new challenge has emerged: how can facilities maintain their competitive advantage and prepare themselves for the future to come. How to adapt? How to be future-proof?

How do core facilities keep up with innovations? What does innovation entail in a core facility setting and how to be part of an innovation ecosystem?

With this workshop we aim to work with a group of about 25 people on the topic of innovation in core facilities. We want to discuss its importance as part of the core facility’s mission and what it would entail to create value at the technological, scientific, and organisational level. Different aspects will be covered, going from examples of innovation, to creating the right mindset in the life science institutes. We will discuss the skills that are required, the mandates that should be in place, what expectations to manage, and other requirements that are essential for innovative core facilities.

CMW series was born from a core facility management meeting, organised at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in 2012.

It was attended by many international experts in several core areas, having been highly participative and generating informative and heated discussions on core management. The enthusiasm generated was such that, at the end of the workshop, most participants felt that it would be beneficial to have this meeting annually and taking place in different locations.

Currently CMW is an international event aimed at managers and staff of research Core Facilities (microscopy, flow cytometry, genomics, sequencing, proteomics, histology, animal house, etc.), to discuss and develop better ways to manage and run facilities for science, to solve technical, scientific and management problems, and to establish collaborations by networking with peers. Managers, core staff, and industrial partners are all invited to participate.

As the workshop is a platform for interaction and intensive discussion, seats are limited.

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Confirmed speakers

Philip Hockberger
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Philip Hockberger

Philip Hockberger

Associate Vice President for Research Associate Professor of Physiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, US

Program

Day 1 - Monday, 17 February, 2020

14:00
15:00
Open registrations
15:00
17:30
Guided tour VIB Core Facilities (optional)
17:30
18:30
Keynote lecture

Kurt Verweire

18:30
19:30
Keynote lecture
Innovation in Core Facilities
19:30
Walking dinner & poster session

Day 2 - Tuesday, 18 February, 2020

08:00
09:00
Welcome coffee
09:00
10:15
Track 1: What to innovate
09:35
09:55
Managing a core facility from a perspective of a company: which tools can be used to maximize efficiency in daily operations

Maria Avelia de Lorenzis

Market Segment Leader Academia EMEAI, PerkinElmer, Italy
09:55
10:10
Interactive discussion
10:10
10:40
Coffee break
10:40
11:50
Track 2: Framing the innovation mandate
10:40
11:15
Creating good innovation processes – Experiences from SciLifeLab
11:15
11:35
Innovation structures and processes in the Scientific Service Units at IST Austria

Matthias Nowak

Manager Life Science Facility (LSF), IST, Austria
Selected from abstracts
11:35
11:50
Interactive discussion
11:50
13:45
Lunch & poster session
13:45
14:55
Track 3: What are (should be) the innovation tasks of the staff in the facility
13:45
14:20
Janelia Advanced Imaging Center – Open-access to pre-commercial imaging technologies

Teng-Leong Chew

Director, Advanced Imaging Center, HHMI’s Janelia Research Campus, US
Invited speaker
14:20
14:35
Balancing innovation and day-to-day operations to contribute in the present and in the future

Sam Duwé

Manager Advanced Optical Microscopy Center, UHasselt, Belgium
Selected from abstracts
14:35
14:55
Interactive discussion
14:55
15:15
Coffee break
15:15
16:30
Track 4: How to manage expectations for innovation
15:15
15:50
Building a Sustainable Portfolio of Core Facilities

Philip Hockberger

Associate Vice President for Research Associate Professor of Physiology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, US
15:50
16:10
Organ-on-Chip services at Institut Pasteur

Samy Gobaa

Head of the Biomaterials & Microfluidics Core Facility, Institut Pasteur, France
Selected from abstracts
16:10
16:30
Interactive discussion
16:30
17:40
Track 5: How innovation is evaluated (i.e. what are the correct KPI’s)
16:30
17:05
How to design meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for innovation in Core Facilities

Paula B Turpen

Research Resources Director (retired), University of Nebraska Medical Center, US
Invited speaker
17:05
17:25
Evolution, not revolution

Stephan Uebel

Scientific Administrator Core Facilities, Max Planck Inst. of Biochemistry, Germany
Selected from abstracts
17:25
17:40
Interactive discussion
17:50
19:30
Guided city tour
19:30
22:00
Dinner in the City Center @Faculty Club

Optional fee

Day 3 - Wednesday, 19 February, 2020

08:00
09:00
Welcome coffee
09:00
10:10
Track 6: How to take on innovative services and integrate them
09:00
09:35
Innovation and collaboration: Moving beyond standard services in core facilities

Andreas Vonderheit

Director of Core Facilities and Technology, Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB), DE
Invited speaker
09:35
09:55
WGS implementation in clinical routine

Wouter Bossuyt

Genomics Core Manager, KU Leuven / UZ Leuven, Belgium
Selected from abstracts
09:55
10:10
10:15
10:30
Coffee break
10:30
11:40
Track 7: Challenges & benefits of innovation
10:30
11:05
DIY Labware: Leveraging open hardware to promote science in Africa
11:05
11:25
Routes to innovation in a light microscopy core facility

Claire Mitchell

Imaging Specialist, University of Warwick, UK
Selected from abstracts
11:25
11:40
Interactive discussion
11:40
13:15
Round table discussion
13:15
13:30
Wrap up of the meeting
13:30
Lunch

Organizing committee

Abstracts

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Abstract submission closing date:   Monday, 20 January, 2020
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