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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

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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 workshop tickets are not included in the conference ticket and need to be selected on top. Workshop tickets are supplementary to conference tickets. It's not possible to only attend the workshop day without attending the conference days. 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 by 2 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
Towards a research culture that is fit for purpose for addressing global challenges

Day 2 - Thursday, 12 March, 2020

08:00
08:45
Registration and welcome coffee
08:45
08:50
Welcome speech
08:50
12:15
Session 1: A healthier you
08:50
09:40
Dissecting human antibody responses: useful, basic and surprising findings
09:40
10:20
On the molecular route to inherited BRCA1 Breast Cancer
10:20
10:50
Coffee break
10:50
11:05
Selected talk: Repurposing heparin and its derivatives to prevent ZIKA virus-induced cell death in human three-dimensional (3D) neurospheres (NS) derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC)

Isabel Pagani

IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, IT
Selected from abstracts
11:05
11:15
Sponsored talk: Janssen

Presenter to be announced

Sponsored talk
11:15
11:55
T-cell based immunotherapy for cancer: from allogeneic stem cell transplantation to CAR T-cell therapy
11:55
12:15
Panel discussion
12:15
13:00
Lunch
13:00
14:00
Poster session
14:00
17:30
Session 2: Inspired by nature
14:00
14:40
Inspired by plants - growing materials with DNA-programmed properties
14:40
15:20
Developing new models of the human brain
15:20
15:50
Coffee break
15:50
16:30
Biotechnology: From pills and needles to consumer products
17:10
17:30
Panel discussion
17:30
18:10
Special guest
Telling stories about science

Day 3 - Friday, 13 March, 2020

08:30
09:15
Welcome coffee
09:15
12:30
Session 3: Networks and signaling in biology
09:15
10:05
Space, time and brain computation
10:05
10:45
Chasing Auxin through the plant
10:45
11:15
Coffee break
11:15
11:30
Selected talk: Loss of Synaptogyrin-3 rescues Tau-induced synaptic and memory defects in the presence of microglial activation

Pablo Largo Barrientos

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain and Disease Research, BE
Selected from abstracts
12:10
12:30
Panel discussion
12:30
13:15
Lunch
13:15
14:15
Poster session
14:15
17:30
Session 4: Microbes everywhere
14:15
15:05
Controlling the Cell Cycle
Keynote speaker
Keynote speaker
15:05
15:45
Plant growth with a help from the microbe friends
15:45
16:15
Coffee break
16:15
16:30
Selected talk: Analysis of the skin microbiome in relation to the beneficial effects of topically applied lactobacilli

Lize Delanghe

University of Antwerp, BE
Selected from abstracts
16:30
17:10
Bacteriophage-inspired biotechnology and antibacterial design strategies
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

Abstracts

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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
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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.

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€125.00 excl. VAT