CTLS 2018 Congress @ Ghent, Belgium
Jul 1 – Jul 4 all-day


CTLS2018@VIB will be held July 1-4th, 2018 in the beautiful and historic city of Ghent. Settled as far back as the Iron Age at the confluence of the Scheldt and Leie rivers, the current city dates from the founding of Saint Bavo’s abbey in 650 by Saint Amand (patron saint of brewers). For the conference CTLS will use the University of Ghent’s congress center, Het Pand. The facility is housed in a former Dominican abbey dating to the 13th century. It can hold up to 400 participants and despite its complete modernization retains its medieval charm.

Over the 4 days of the conference there will be plenary and parallel sessions focusing on core facility operations, management and specific technologies of interest to facility staff. Keynote talks will be given by 2001 Nobel laureate Sir Paul Nurse, and ABRF Past President Frances Weis-Garcia. Poster sessions will be held to allow core scientists to present new developments in their technologies and a core facility marketplace area will also be available for facilities to promote their expertise and services. A Belgian beer tasting, guided boat trip through the city’s canals and conference dinner at the old fish market will highlight the social program.

CTLS2018@VIB aims to offer core facility staff and those interested in careers as expert scientists an opportunity to learn, network and forge alliances to strengthen core facility science throughout Europe.

flowcytometryUK 2018 @ Edinburgh, UK
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day

Scientific Organisers: Derek Davies & Rachael Walker

This event will consist both Plenary and parallel sessions from invited speakers and selected talks, alongside several Commercial workshops, a large exhibition and the opportunity to network with flow and image cytometrists from all over Europe and beyond. The conference will highlight advances in flow and image instrumentation, high content screening, cancer and stem cell biology, applications of clinical cytometry and the development of novel probes and approaches in many areas of biomedical research.

European Cytometry – The many different faces of single-cell research – EMBL conference @ EMBL Heidelberg
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm

We are happy to announce the upcoming 2,5 day “European Cytometry – The many different faces of single-cell research” conference taking place 3-5 March 2019 at the Advanced Training Center at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany.

Please take a look at our fantastic scientific and technology driver speaker panel. We hope to attract a very heterogeneous attendee mix with young and experienced scientist and technology facilitators to promote and show the lively activity in this field in Europe. If you are interested in participating and/or presenting your exciting research or technology development in the fields of

  • Stem cells and cancer biology
  • Immunology
  • Image cytometry
  • Data analysis
  • Aquatic and plant cytometry

please feel free to register your interest using the link below. The conference will open formal application/registration will soon.

Organisers: Herve Luche, Tomas Kalina, Jordi Petriz, Rachael Walker, Derek Davies, Diana Ordonez, and Malte Paulsen

For more details see our conference webpage at EMBL

About the conference

The field of cytometry – the study of single cells – is developing rapidly and is applied in almost every scientific discipline from basic to applied research and ultimately the patient bed side. Scientific progress in this very broad field demands quick and thorough communication of novel applications and findings based on improvements in the various technology branches and their use in scientific studies. We want to specifically foster communication across Europe and disciplines by holding a pan-European meeting focusing on science and technology in the field of cytometry, exemplifying the tremendous advances in image cytometry, mass-cytometry, single-cell metabolomics, and classical flow cytometry in combination with high-end sequencing methods. This meeting will attract a broad audience of scientists, technology providers and facilitators from predominately European institutes. It will provide a unique opportunity for junior researchers and technology experts in Europe to interact with the leading figures in this field, especially from the Bio-IT community, highlighting that Europe is a vivid and powerful contributor to cytometry technology development.

40% of all available presentation slots will be given to early stage researchers to promote visibility and to present ongoing research from a different perspective.