27–29 Sept 2017 – VIBes in Biosciences
VIB's biennial international PhD symposium is back in 2017! With several of our own PhD students in the organizing committee, we have no doubt it will be an exciting meeting. A great opportunity for our PhD students to interact with top speakers as well as PhD students from inside and outside of VIB. Take a peak at the speaker list!
September 2017 – Cupcake challenge: Part 2
Last year we collected more than €10.000 for 'Stichting Alzheimer Onderzoek', a Belgian charity that supports research into Alzheimer's disease, including at our department. This year we'll try to do even better, which means baking, selling and eating even more cupcakes!
9–13 Oct 2017 – PhD week & symposium
The latest batch of CBD and NERF PhD students gets to hang out all week: they are introduced to each other and to the wide range of research projects at both departments. On Thursday and Friday, all other PhD students join in for a 2-day symposium, with both oral and poster presentations and plenty of opportunities to network. Two international keynote speakers have been confirmed: Prof. Lex Bouter from VU Amsterdam will talk about methodology and integrity and Prof. Silvio Rizzoli from the University of Göttingen will enlighten us about STED and synaptic function.
13 October 2017 – Happy hour: Octoberfest
The Liston lab is hosting October's happy hour with a very appropriate theme: Octoberfest! Everyone is welcome to join, happy hour starts at 5 pm.
17 November 2017 – Happy hour: Pre-Christmas celebrations
Christmas starts early this year, as the Verstreken lab will bring the festivities to our November happy hour. Everyone is welcome to join, we start at 5 pm.
8 December 2017 – Christmas party
Save the date for the very first CBD Christmas party! More information will follow soon...