Research Day 2022

Because we want to encourage you to share your knowledge, Research Day 2022 will be organized on-campus with additional livestream options.

You can expect an exciting programme with presentations by students and researchers, workshops, and lectures by international guest speakers. Mark March 31st 2022 in your agenda.

The Research Day is an initiative of the Scientific Research Committees and the Student Councils of the Faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

Preliminary program

8:45 Registration
9:15 Welcome

Keynote Lecture I

Prof. Nick Loman, Microbial Genomics and Bioinformatics, Institute of Microbiology and Infection, University of Birmingham


Keynote Lecture II: “Resolving the spatial architecture of the liver at single-cell resolution”

Prof. Martin Guilliams and Prof. Charlotte Scott,  VIB Center for Inflammation Research (IRC) & Faculty of Science, Ghent University

10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Concurrent 10' presentations
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Concurrent workshops
14:15 Coffee break

Keynote Lecture III:"Understanding Genetic Cardiomyopathies - One Cell at a Time"

Prof. Christine E. Seidman and Prof. Jonathan G. Seidman, Visiting Professors Princess Lilian Foundation 2020, Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School Boston MA & Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston MA

15:00 Poster sessions & information stands during coffee break

Keynote Lecture IV: “What is Life” 

Prof. Sir Paul Nurse, 2001 Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, Director Francis Crick Institute London

17:00 Awards ceremony
17:15 Reception


  • For whom: Master thesis and honours programme students, (post)doctoral researchers, professors, clinicians (accreditation will be requested) and anyone interested in research in life sciences & medicine
  • When: Thursday 31 March 2022 from 8:45 until 17:45
  • Where: Campus Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Ghent
  • Register: Registration is free but mandatory for all participants. You will find the registration link here from February 2022 onwards.
  • Contact: Charlotte Crokaerts en Kim De Keyser

Apply for oral or poster presentations

10’ oral presentation

PhD students and postdoctoral researchers from the participating faculties will have the opportunity to present their research in maximum 8 minutes followed by 2 minutes of questions (in English). A moderator will introduce the session and select the questions.


1' poster pitch presentation

As an Honours Programme, master thesis or PhD student of one of the participating faculties, you can visualise your research by means of a poster which you present by means of a 1' pitch (in English).


  • From 1 February 2022 until 23 March 2022 you will be able to apply (registrationlink not yet active).
  • Pay attention: Only 120 posters will be selected based on a first come - first served principle.
  • Practical guidelines for your poster: portrait A0 pdf format (max. 10 MB)
  • No obligations in terms of layout and template that you use for your poster. The Student Councils will print and provide the posters on Research Day. Prizes for the best posters will be awarded. At the end of the day you can take your poster home.
  • Contact:

Organising committee

Members of the Scientific Research Committees (CWOs) and Student Councils (StuGG, StuFF and DSR) of the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine: Yasmine Bader, Ruxandra Bighiu, Renée Bultijnck, prof. Tom Coenye, prof. Piet Cools, prof. Eric Cox, Charlotte Crokaerts, prof. Siska Croubels, prof. Elfride De Baere, Kim De Keyser, prof. Herman Favoreel, Jarne Ghijsels, Cathelijne Joor, prof. Lies Lahousse, Lucas Ongenae, prof. Christophe Stove, Maxim Van Den Abeele, Tim Van Den Bossche, prof. Hans Van Vlierberghe.