Research Day

Because we want to encourage knowledge sharing, we organise an annual Research Day for all researchers from the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

You can expect an exciting programme with presentations by students and researchers, workshops and lectures by international guest speakers. So mark Thursday 30 March 2023 in your diary.

This is an initiative of the Scientific Research Committees and Student Councils of the 3 participating faculties.




Public space ground floor



Auditorium B / Livestream


Keynote lecture "Engineered Nanobodies for applications in structural biology and drug design"

By prof. Jan Steyaert, Full professor Department of Bio-engineering Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Research Director VIB-VUB center for Structural Biology

Auditorium B / Livestream


Keynote lecture "Surgery 4.0.: The Impact of A.I. on the Future of Surgery"

By dr. ir. Pieter De Backer, Surgical Artificial Intelligence Lead, Orsi Academy

Auditorium B / Livestream


Coffee break

Public space ground floor


Concurrent 10' presentations

Auditorium A and B; Seminar 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 "Medical Imaging & Analysis in the era of AI"

By prof. Peter Claes, Full professor Department of Electrical Engineering & Departement of Human Genetics, KU Leuven

Auditorium B / Livestream


1' Poster pitch presentations & Information stands during coffee break

Public space ground floor (no livestream)


Keynote lecture "The importance of diversity in academics: when different backgrounds meet, new ideas arise"

By Minister Petra De Sutter, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Enterprises and Civil Service Affairs

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 30 March 2023 from 8:45 until 17:45
  • Where: Campus Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Ghent or via Livestream
  • Register: Free admission but registration is required for those who wish to attend the Research Day on-campus. Register here!
  • Contact: Charlotte Crokaerts en Kim De Keyser - for poster exhibition:

Apply for a poster presentation

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


  • You will be able to apply until 19/03/2023 via this online form (submission closed).
  • 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: Renée Bultijnck, Sofie Beyaert, prof. Piet Cools, prof. Eric Cox, prof. Aurélie Crabbé, Charlotte Crokaerts, prof. Siska Croubels, prof. Elfride De Baere, Kim De Keyser, Melissa Engelen, prof. Herman Favoreel, prof. Christophe Stove, Maja Van Bouchaute, Leni Vangrieken, prof. Hans Van Vlierberghe.