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.




Public space ground floor



Auditorium B / Livestream


Keynote lecture I: "Real-time pathogen sequencing: the time is now"

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

Auditorium B / Livestream


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

Auditorium B / Livestream


Coffee break

Public space ground floor


Concurrent 10' presentations

Auditorium A and B; Room 0.2, 0.3 and -1.4 (no livestream)



Public space ground floor


Concurrent workshops

Auditorium A and Auditorium B; Seminar room 0.2, 0.3 and -1.4 / Livestream


Short break

Public space ground floor


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

Auditorium B / Livestream


1' Poster pitch presentations & Information stands during coffee break

Public space ground floor (no livestream)


Keynote lecture IV: "COVID-19 vaccines: how every crisis presents an opportunity."

Prof. Isabel Leroux-Roels, Center for Vaccinology / Infection Prevention Department, Ghent University Hospital & Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Ghent University

Auditorium B / Livestream


Award ceremony

Auditorium B / Livestream



Public space ground floor


  • 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: Free admission but registration is required for those who wish to attend the Research Day on-campus (deadline expired).
  • Contact: Charlotte Crokaerts en Kim De Keyser - Contact poster exhibition:

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.