VIBes in Biosciences 2012

Hey You! Are you a Ph.D. Student?

Would you like to see inspiring lectures by world-class experts? Do you want to find out which career steps young successful scientists took? Need a little break from the bench? If so, then we are thrilled to invite you for the 3rd edition of the VIB PhD symposium: VIBes in Biosciences 2012, taking place between 5-7th September 2012 in the city of Ghent (Belgium).

Previous VIBes editions were very successful and we are confident that this year’s programme will be as inspiring and exciting as ever! The program kicks off with an afternoon filled with workshop sessions to help you understand the nuts and bolts of the scientific publication process and to refine soft skills useful for your career. The good vibes are continued with two days of lectures from world class experts, covering a broad range of topics, from immunology and molecular biology to cybernetics and biomedical engineering. Selected speakers will also discuss career opportunities and share insights on how to succeed in science. Don’t hesitate to check out our program and speakers list for more information.

Registration is open! Also, keep in mind that places are limited and provided on a first-come-first-serve basis! If you want to keep track of the latest updates on speakers and the conference program, please join our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
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September 5 : Workshops

(venue "Het Pand")

* 12:00 - 13:00 Registration
* 13:00 - 14:30 Workshop 1
* 14:30 - 15:00 Coffee Break
* 15:00 - 16:30 Workshop 2
* 16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
* 17:00 - 18:00 Plenary Session


September 6: Symposium Day 1

(venue "Bijloke")

* 08:45 - 09:30 Registration & Coffee
* 09:30 - 09:45 Welcome Speech - The OC

* Topic 1 : Future Humans

* 09:45 - 10:30 Kevin Warwick (UK)
* 10:30 - 11:15 Ed Louis (UK)

* 11:15 - 11:45 break

* 11:45 - 12:35 Jan Hoeijmakers (NL)
* 12:35 - 12:50 Panel Talk

* 12:50 - 14:00 Lunch

* Topic 2 : A Finished Ph.D! ... what now???

* 14:00 - 14:45 Philip Cohen (UK)
* 14:45 - 15:30 Bart De Moor (BE)

* 15:30 - 16:00 break

* 16:00 - 16:45 Ignace Lasters (BE)
* 16:45 - 17:25 Lone Frank (DK)
* 17:25 - 17:40 Panel Talk

* Topic 3 : Why So Serious?

* 17:40 - 18:20 Adam Ruben (US)

* 18:20 - .... Evening Event


September 7: Symposium Day 2

(venue "Bijloke")

* 08:45 - 09:30 Coffee

* Topic 1 : V for Virus

* 09:30 - 10:15 David Baulcombe (UK)
* 10:15 - 11:00 Alessandro Sette (US)

* 11:00 - 11:30 break

* 11:30 - 12:15 Jonathan Yewdell (US)
* 12:15 - 12:30 Panel Talk

* 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

* Topic 2 : Young Successful Minds

* 13:30 - 14:15 D.Alan Drummond (US)
* 14:15 - 15:00 Ben Lehner (ES)

* 15:00 - 15:30 break

* 15:30 - 16:15 Jeroen Raes (BE)
* 16:15 - 17:00 Jiri Friml (BE)
* 17:00 - 17:15 Panel Talk

* 17:15 - .... Dinner and Party

5 Sep - 7 Sep 2012
ghent
Belgium
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