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VIBes in Biosciences 2020

11-13 MARCH 2020, LEUVEN, BELGIUM
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Audience VIBES 2017
Cells
City Hall Leuven
Poster Session - Conference
Poster Session - Conference
Stella Beer
Old Market Leuven
Cells
Venue - Irish College Leuven
Venue - Irish College Leuven
VIBes in Biosciences 2020

International Symposium for PhD students in Life Sciences

The VIBes in Bioscience PhD conference is an initiative from the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) that takes place in Belgium. The organizing committee consists of motivated VIB PhD students, who bring together young and ambitious scientists from all over the globe to enjoy a series of training workshops and a top-quality conference. Selected speakers are renowned in different Life Sciences research fields such as inflammation & immunology, plant biology, cancer biology, structural biology, neuroscience and microbiology.

Workshops

The Symposium is preceded by half a day of workshops to improve your personal effectiveness, communication skills and awareness on possible career opportunities. We have invited internationally renowned trainers to share their experience and knowledge with you.

Note that you need to register separately for the workshops, after registering for the symposium. The number of seats for each workshop is limited, so make sure to choose your two favorite workshops in time.

Take a look at the VIBES 2020 workshops program for more info.

Travel Grants

We offer 50 travel grants to international PhD students, which will reimburse travel costs up to 200 euros. Travel grant awardees will also receive a discount on their registration fee and accommodation will be covered for adjacent nights. Are you interested in attending VIBES2020 and want to have a chance on a travel grant? Submit your motivation below by clicking on the 'Apply for a grant' button before 15 November. The organizing committee will notify you of your travel grant acceptance before 1 December 2019. No registration is needed before submitting a travel grant proposal. When you’re awarded with a travel grant you will receive a practical email containing the next steps. Note that being awarded a travel grant does not equivalate with being registered.

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Program

Day 1 - Wednesday, 11 March, 2020

12:30
13:30
Registration and welcome coffee
15:00
15:30
Coffee break
17:15
18:15
Workshop keynote

Day 2 - Thursday, 12 March, 2020

08:00
08:45
Registration and welcome coffee
08:45
09:00
Welcome speech
09:00
12:00
Session 1: A healthier you
10:30
11:00
Coffee break
11:40
12:00
Panel discussion
12:00
13:00
Lunch
13:00
14:00
Poster session
17:30
18:10
Special guest

Day 3 - Friday, 13 March, 2020

08:00
09:00
Registration and welcome coffee
09:00
12:30
Session 3: Networks and signaling in biology
09:40
10:20
10:20
10:50
Coffee break
12:10
12:30
Panel discussion
12:30
13:30
Lunch
13:30
14:30
Poster session
14:30
17:30
Session 4: Microbes everywhere
14:30
15:20
Keynote speaker
Keynote speaker
16:00
16:30
Coffee break
17:10
17:30
Panel discussion
17:30
18:00
Closing words
18:00
21:00
Reception and walking dinner
21:00
Party

Organizing committee

Ana Cascalho

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Jhana Hendrickx

University of Antwerp, BE

Tim Van Den Bossche

VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Silvia Radenkovic

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE

Marta Wojno

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE

Marleen Vanstraelen

VIB HQ, BE

Lorenzo Canti

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE

Lia Martina

VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Joyce Lanssens

VIB HQ, BE

Joke Baute

VIB HQ, BE

Ilias El Houari

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE

Anna Chrzanowska

NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE

Hanna den Bakker

NERF, empowered by IMEC, KU Leuven and VIB, BE

Giulia Doglio

VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research, BE

Dennis Pedri

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, BE

Deepanksha Arora

VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, BE

Chiara Lonigro

VIB-UGent Center for Medical Biotechnology, BE

Cemile Kocoglu

VIB-UAntwerp Center for Molecular Neurology, BE

Brajabandhu Pradhan

VIB-VUB Center for Structural Biology, BE

Anna Zimmerman

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Microbiology, BE

Travel Grant

Submission closing date

Abstracts

Submit your abstract for this event

You can submit an abstract for a poster and/or oral presentation. You do not have to register before submitting your abstract.

Abstract submission closing date:   Thursday, 16 January, 2020
Submit an abstract
The full list of abstracts will be available on 02-03-2020 until 27-03-2020
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 02-03-2020 until 27-03-2020
This list will only be available for registered attendees of the event.