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 AI 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:

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.