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VIBes in Biosciences 2020

11-13 March 2020, Leuven, Belgium
The symposium is SOLD OUT!
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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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Taking into account extra measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19, the 2-day VIBes meeting will be condensed into 1 day, concentrating on science. Social events are cancelled. We urge all attendees to respect the COVID-19 measures sent out earlier as well as the extra measures taken onsite.

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.

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
18:15
18:45
Drink
18:45
19:45
City Game Leuven

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
Ubiquitin conjugation governs the interactomes of the RAS GTPases
10:20
10:50
Coffee break
10:50
11:05
Selected talk: Cross-species analysis of melanoma enhancer logic using deep learning

Liesbeth Minnoye

VIB-KU Leuven Center for Brain & Disease Research, BE
Selected from abstracts
11:05
11:45
T-cell based immunotherapy for cancer: from allogeneic stem cell transplantation to CAR T-cell therapy
11:45
11:55
VIB Bioinformatics Core – your track to master the data avalanche

Christof De Bo

VIB Bioinformatics Core, BE
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
15:30
Sponsored talk: Consistently Engineering Nature for your Best-in-Class Research Tools
15:30
15:55
Coffee break
15:55
16:35
Biotechnology: From pills and needles to consumer products
17:15
17:35
Panel discussion
17:35
18:15
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
11:30
12:10
Treasures of our past: the search to chart proteome-wide protein modifications
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

Abstracts

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.