10:30-11:00 Welcome
 
11:00-12:00

Alumni networking event

o Barbara Janssens, PhD career manager at DKFZ, Germany

o Matthew Sanders, Director Process Architecture Improvement at GSK, Belgium

o Giovanni Esposito, Research Project Manager at European Brain Council (EBC), Belgium

12:00-12:30 Networking lunch
 
13:30-14:00 Welcome and introduction
Jo Bury and Johan Cardoen - Managing Directors VIB
 
14:00-14:45 Science meets science
Erin O'Shea - President HHMI
 
14:45-15:15 Science meets technology
Rudi Pauwels - CEO Biocartis
 
15:15-16:00 Coffee break
 
16:00-16:30 Science meets business
Eric Karran - Vice President Foundational Neuroscience Center, Distinguished Research Fellow, AbbVie Pharmaceuticals
 
16:30-17:00 Science meets people
Krista Bracke - Producer and presenter Radio 1
 
17:00-17:45 Science meets life - panel discussion with 4 keynotes
Moderated by Hanne Decoutere - Journalist VRT
 
17:45-18:15 Speech by Philippe Muyters
Flemish Minister for Work, Economy, Innovation and Sport
 
18:15-20:00 Walking Dinner
 
20:00-21:30

Science meets music
Concert with Dirk Brossé (Composer, conductor and Music Director of Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia)
 

21:30-22:30 Coffee & dessert
 

 

 

symposium registration
 symposium registration