GATE Advanced Therapies and Tissue Engineering

Kick-off meeting

The GATE kick-off meeting will take place on 8 October 2021 in Ghent, Belgium.

The conference is a forum to bring together researchers, clinicians and industry professionals to present and discuss technology-inspired solutions for Advanced Therapies and Tissue Engineering, whilst promoting collaboration and innovation to bring regenerative medicine faster to the patient.

Researchers from UGent, UZ Gent, imec and VIB will present the latest technologies of gene, cell and tissue engineering for broad applications of organ-on-chip design, gene & cell therapy, and tissue regeneration. Next to technological innovation, the event will highlight successful academic-industry partnerships to advance gene and cell therapy programs towards the clinic. During in-depth panel discussions, scientific and Industrial leaders will express and discuss their views on the current challenges preventing advanced therapies getting to the market and saving patients’ lives.

Program

The program will provide a selection of high-quality research and innovation pitches from both academia and industry.

  • Total of 12 lectures by leading scientists from UGent, UZ Gent, imec and VIB
  • Four sessions focusing on
    • Emerging technologies and gene delivery platforms
    • Gene therapy
    • Cell therapy
    • Tissue engineering
  • Company talks highlighting industry-academic collaborations
  • Panel discussions (2x20’) with academic and industrial innovators
  • Network opportunities during the breaks (including lunch and reception)
12:00 - 13:00

Lunch

13:00 - 13:10

Welcome

13:10 - 13:35

Keynote Lecture

Formation and running of the Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration

Heinz Redl – Director Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Clinical and Experimental Traumatology, Austria

13:35 - 14:05

Emerging technologies

Singe cell technologies – Niels Vandamme (VIB)
Stretchable microsystems – Jan Vanfleteren (imec)
Technologies for delivering nucleic acids in cells – Stefaan De Smedt (UGent)
Scale matters: European Spatial Biology Center (ESBC) for new biological discoveries and therapies – Nachiket Kashikar (European Spatial Biology Center)

14:05 - 14:50

Clinical translation of gene therapy

Selective targeting of seizure networks in epilepsy with in vivo gene therapy – Robrecht Raedt (UGent)
Fiction to fact: ocular gene therapy for inherited blindness – Bart Leroy (UZ Gent)

Industry pitches

Panel discussion

14:50 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:10

Cell therapy

Gene therapies in medicine: the sky is the limit? – Linos Vandekerckhove (UZ Gent)
Lipid nanoparticle platform technology for nucleic acid-based immunotherapy – Bruno De Geest (UGent)
GMP production of ATMP for clinical trials – Bart Vandekerckhove (UZ Gent)

Industry pitches

16:10 - 17:15

Tissue engineering

Manufacturing of GMP grade human platelet lysate for biomaterials, cells and tissues – Hendrik Feys (Belgian Red Cross)
Versatile polymer toolbox: When chemical design meets 3D-printing to serve medical applications – Sandra Van Vlierberghe (UGent)
Poly(2-oxazoline)s as platform for tissue engineering and gene therapy – Richard Hoogenboom (UGent)
From tissue transplantation to tissue engineering – Phillip Blondeel (UZ Gent)

Industry pitches

Panel discussion

17:15

Reception

Organizing committee

Prof Phillip Blondeel (chair of GATE)
Dr Bernard Depypere
Prof Bart Leroy
Prof Robrecht Raedt
Prof Linos Vandekerckhove
Prof Sandra Van Vlierberghe

More information about the GATE business team and GATE office...

Registration

Target audience

Principal investigators, clinicians and senior postdocs from academia and non-profit institutions, as well as company delegates active in the field of life sciences with an interest in gene & cell therapy, regenerative medicine and organ-on-chip development.

Registration fees

 

EARLY BIRD

Deadline SEPT 13

LATE BIRD

Deadline SEPT 27

GATE member or senior postdoc

€100

€150

Academic or non-profit organisation

€150

€200

Industry

€300

€500

Speaker or sponsor

free

free

Attendees

The full list of attendees will be available on 25 September and will only be available for registered attendees of the event.

Cancellation policy

We have every intention of running the event live while implementing the COVID measures recommended by the Belgian health authorities, in accordance with the Ghent University policy and in full consideration of the participant’s safety. Should the current measures change in the run-up to the event and no longer allow on-site participation, we will run the event virtually. This will not be reflected in changes of the registration fees.

Registrations cancelled more than 60 days before the event are eligible for a 100% refund minus an administration fee of €50. All notifications received less than 60 days but more than 30 days, are eligible for a 50% refund. No refunds are available for cancellations less than 30 days before the event. In case you wish to cancel your registration, please send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Link

Visit the external registration system to be a part of the kick-off event: https://congrezzo.ugent.be/gate-kick-off-event/

Venue

Auditorium4 (Rodebol)
Sint-Denijslaan 485
9000 Gent, Belgium

Sponsorship

As a sponsor you will have the chance to:

  • Create visibility for your company through onsite and pre-event advertisement
  • Network and discuss with some of the leading experts in the field
  • Showcase your products
  • Get introduced to the scientific community of Ghent active within the field of organ-on-chip, gene & cell therapies, and regenerative medicine

A number of sponsor packages are available. If our offerings do not provide a perfect match for your needs, we will try to costumize a package for you.

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PLATINUM

€ 5000

 EVENT TICKETS
UNLIMITED

 BOOTH
INCLUDED

 LOGO ON WEBSITE
INCLUDED

 COMPANY FYLER IN GOODIE BAG
INCLUDED

 AD IN EVENT BOOKLET
FULL PAGE

 COMPANY LOGO IN ANNOUNCEMENTS
YES

 SINGE LOGO PROJECTION BEFORE NEXT SPEAKER
YES

 COMMERCIAL VIDEO RUNNING DURING BREAKS
5 MIN.

GOLD

€ 3000

 EVENT TICKETS
3

 BOOTH
INCLUDED

 LOGO ON WEBSITE
INCLUDED

 COMPANY FYLER IN GOODIE BAG
INCLUDED

 AD IN EVENT BOOKLET
FULL PAGE

 COMPANY LOGO IN ANNOUNCEMENTS
YES

 SINGE LOGO PROJECTION BEFORE NEXT SPEAKER
YES

 COMMERCIAL VIDEO RUNNING DURING BREAKS
1 MIN.

SILVER

€ 2000

 EVENT TICKETS
2

 BOOTH
INCLUDED

 LOGO ON WEBSITE
INCLUDED

 COMPANY FYLER IN GOODIE BAG
INCLUDED

 AD IN EVENT BOOKLET
HALF-PAGE

 COMPANY LOGO IN ANNOUNCEMENTS
YES

 SINGE LOGO PROJECTION BEFORE NEXT SPEAKER
YES

 COMMERCIAL VIDEO RUNNING DURING BREAKS
10 SEC.

BRONZE

€ 1000

 EVENT TICKETS
1

 BOOTH
INCLUDED

 LOGO ON WEBSITE
INCLUDED

 COMPANY FYLER IN GOODIE BAG
INCLUDED

 AD IN EVENT BOOKLET
HALF-PAGE

 COMPANY LOGO IN ANNOUNCEMENTS

 SINGE LOGO PROJECTION BEFORE NEXT SPEAKER

 COMMERCIAL VIDEO RUNNING DURING BREAKS

Sponsors

Platinum



Silver

Bronze

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