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Lisbon, 30th of June to the 2nd of July

Core Facilities are key-players in modern institutions. Their still emergent role inevitably entails new paradigms regarding their scope and structure. The CTLS2020 conference aims to address several of these points, contributing to shape the future of the technical and scientific landscape of life sciences in Europe.

Nuno Moreno, Chair of the CTLS2020  steering committee


16th June 2019

  Community defined Program

16th September 2019

Keynote speakers confirmed. See program here

16th September 2019

Sponsorship schemes available here. Book your spot and reach hundreds of potential customers

15th October 2019

Application for satellite meetings will be open. Please contact already your community and take the opportunity to meet on the occasion of CTLS2020. Details about satellite meetings can be found here

15th October 2019

Abstract submission open. Submit your abstract here. Oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts. There will also be poster presentation sessions

15th November 2019

Early bird registration open. Save money and book your place! Apply here!

15th March 2020

Regular registrations open. Apply here now, save money, and book your and book your place

15th March 2020

Deadline for abstract submission for oral presentations. Results will be communicated on April the 1st 2020

15th March 2020

Satellite meetings application deadline. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a rolling bases

15th June  2020

Registrations deadline. After this date, you can still register but a 200 euros management fee will be applied

30th June 2020 (Morning)

First satellite meetings block

30th June to 2nd July 2020

Conference at the Gulbenkian Fundation

2nd July 2020 (afternoon)

Second salellite meetings block


30th June

13h00 : Registration

14h00 : Welcome and CTLS updates

14h15 : Keynote talk - Florian Jug
Imaging in the Age of Machine Learning: Content-Aware Image Restoration for Light and Electron Microscopy

15h00  : Session 1: Core facility automation

   - Invited Talk 1:  Prof. Mehmet Yanik

   - Invited Talk 2: Prof. Peter Horvath

   - Selected Talk 1

   - Selected Talk 2

16h20 : Coffee break

16h40 : Session 2: Methodological and technological development in core facilities

   - Invited Talk 1: Dr. Pedro Garcia 

   - Invited Talk 2: Dr. Mary Doherty

   - Selected Talk 1

   - Selected Talk 2

18h00: Company workshops and poster session

19h00 : Wine & cheese tasting

1st July

08h45 : Registration

09h15 : Keynote talk - Jan Hrusak

10h00 : Session 3: Funding of core facilities and research infrastructures

   - Invited Talk 1: Dr. Josh Rappoport

   - Invited Talk 2: Dr. Michael Royeck

   - Selected Talk 1

   - Selected Talk 2

11h20 : Coffee break

11h40 : Session 4: Quality Management

   - Invited Talk 1: Dr. Carmen Martin

   - Invited Talk 2: Dr. Marie-Laure Chao

   - Selected Talk 1

   - Selected Talk 2

13h00 : Lunch

14h00 : Company workshops and poster session 2

15h00 : Session 5: Building a successful career path in Core Facilities

   - Invited Talk 1: Dr. Mariana Mesel Lemoine

   - Invited Talk 2: Prof. Marialuisa Lavitrano

   - Selected Talk 1

   - Selected Talk 2

16h20 : Coffee break

Session 6: Core Facility Benchmarking

   - Invited Talk 1: Dr. Fernando Pelaez
Assessing Core Facilities: lessons learnt

   - Invited Talk 2: Prof. Maija Dambrova
Core facilities in the Alliance4Life member institutions: benchmarking of excellence in Eastern Europe

   - Selected Talk 1
   - Selected Talk 2

18h00 : CTLS general assembly

20h00 : Gala dinner

2nd July

08h45 : Registration

09h15 : Keynote talk - Michela Bertero

10h00 : Session 7: Open Science & Integrity in Scientific Data

   - Invited Talk 1: Dr. Ulrike Wittig

   - Invited Talk 2: Dr. Thomas Lemberger

   - Selected Talk 1

   - Selected Talk 2

11h20 : Coffee break

11h40 : Session 8: Multi-institutional core facility sharing models

   - Invited Talk 1: Dr. Daniele Soroldoni

   - Invited Talk 2: Dr. Nicolas Pade

   - Selected Talk 1

   - Selected Talk 2

13h00 : Wrap up and farewell drinks

Keynote speakers

Florian has PhD in Computational Neuroscience from ETH Zurich.
After a short postdoc at ETH he went to MPI-CBG in Dresden, where he conducted his 2nd postdoc in the lab of Gene Myers.
In March 2017 he  started a lab at the Center for Systems Biology in Dresden (CSBD).

He received is PhD in 1987 in physical chemistry. On top of the exhaustive scientific output, Jan Hrušák was appointed for two years Director general for research at the Ministry of Education, youth. He is longstanding ESFRI member (currently chair), the Czech delegate to ERAC, and  member/expert of the EOSC Executive board.

Michela holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Pavia (Italy). Prior to joining the CRG where she heads the International and Scientific Affairs, she worked as postdoctoral researcher in molecular and structural biology at the Ludwig Maximilian University, and at the University of British Columbia

Satellite Meetings - Apply here!

1st block : The Morning, 30th June


Networking with fellow professionals: How to identify and communicate your skills

Help facilities staff to identify their own skills by completing self reflection exercises. The discussed skills can be previously acquired or areas of ongoing growth. Guide facilities staff on how to communicate their newly identified skills in a variety of contexts through discussions, and dynamic demonstrations. This will end with a discussion about how to develop and maintain your professional network. (25 participants - cost: 50 euros upon CTLS2020 registration - contact: Joana Bom)


Presentation of the Catalogue of Research Infrastructure Services - CatRIS project

The CatRIS project goal is to deliver an open, trusted and user-friendly portal to a harmonised and aggregated catalogue of services and resources provided by Research Infrastructures across Europe. (unlimited participants - Cost : free - Contact: Ana Helman)


Alliance4Life meeting of Focus Group for Core Facilities and Big Data

Meeting of Alliance4Life (A4L) members of Focus Group for Core Facilities and Big Data to discuss future heading of the Focus Group, set the goals for the second A4L project, report the progress in the equipment database, and introduce an open-access scheme.( only for Alliance4Life members - Cost: free - contact Katerina Vagnerova)


Tips & Tricks for Core Facility management

The workshop will be organized as a roundtable, with a slide-based introduction and a prominent part of interactive discussion.
The main target of the workshop are people interested in setting up a new core facility or experienced staff willing to share their experience (20 participants - Cost : free - Contact : Valentina Adami


Introduction to single-cell RNA-seq

This workshop is an introduction to single-cell RNA-seq applications, basic concepts, and downstream analysis of the gene expression matrix. This is followed by a hands-on tutorial, where participants will fully analyse a sample dataset of approximately 3,000 single cells using Seurat through a user-friendly web application (40 participants - Cost : 50 euros upon CTLS2020 registration- Contact : Ana Melo)

2nd block : The afternoon, 2nd July


CoLife - Consortium facilities staff meeting

Further information will be soon available


Ready for BioData Management?

Introduction to Data Management Plans – An entry-level workshop where researchers will learn the basics of data management and data management plans and participate in an interactive hands-on group exercise to create a data management plan for a mock research project (40 Participants - Cost : 50 euros upon CTLS2020 registration - Contact : Biodata Portugal)


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EuLife Core Facilities Working groups


Best practices for pricing structure in core facilities

Further information will be soon available


Nuno heads the scientific equipment and infrastructures at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. He is the co-funder of CMW workshops and the plaform for sharing scientific biomedical resources in portugal Agendo.

After her postdoc, Marta started Acellera Therapeutics for minimizing liver transplant rejection. She lead the R&D at Kemin pharma before joining the Gulbenkian Institute for heading the Flow cytometry facility. Marta recorrently organises courses for the FlxFlow network.

Luisa did her research work in neurosciences before heading the image facility in CNC in Coimbra. She the coordinator of the Portuguese imaging platform PPBI for Mondego & Beiras.

Patrick heads the Molecular Biophysics facility in Institut Pasteur (Paris, France). He is also the President of the CTLS association chairs the pan-European molecular-scale biophysics network ARBRE-MOBIEU funded by COST. 

From COST actions to workshops and big conferences, Julia is a very active member in the core facilities and other scientific comunities. She heads the Centre for Cellular Imaging in the University of Gothenburg and is the vice-presidence of CTLS association

She is very active in the cytometry community and in promoting core technology
platforms, have organised many workshops and conferences. Lola heads the cytometry core lab at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center in Madrid and is the vice-treasurer of CTLS association.