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 21 March 2024 in your diary.

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






Recording Auditorium E


Keynote lecture "Obesogenic lifestyle and the consequence for mother’s and daughter’s oocyte quality"

Prof. Jo Leroy, Professor Veterinary Physiology and Reproduction at University of Antwerp

Recording Auditorium E


Keynote lecture "Translating into cancer: the unexpected role of codon-dependent translation regulation"

Prof. Francesca Rapino, Professor and Head of lab of Cancer Stemness at University de Liège

Recording Auditorium E


Coffee break


Concurrent 10' presentations 




Concurrent workshops

  • Infographics: visualize your research! by Koen Van den Eeckhout (Baryon) - Recording Auditorium E & Slides
  • The academic pitch: science, short and sweet by Tom De Moor (UCT) - Recording & Slides
  • Secrets of networking by Dimitri Verhoye (Smart A'dvice) - Slides
  • More than ChatGPT: Explore AI tools for literature research by Nele Pauwels (KCGG) - Recording & Slides
  • Using tools to keep notes about your research project by Laura Standaert (Open Science Team) - Slides
  • EU Funding Opportunities: A seminar for research empowerment by Evi Lippens and Frederik Vandecasteele (EU-team) - Slides

Short break


Keynote lecture "Pain and the immune system"

Prof. Paul Hodges, Professor and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow at University of Queensland

Recording Auditorium E


1' Poster pitch presentations & Information stands during coffee break


Keynote lecture "Researcher wellbeing and mental health: Why is it important and what can be done?"

Prof. Gwendolyn Portzky, Professor Medical Psychology at Ghent University & Director Vlaams Expertisecentrum Suïcidepreventie (VLESP)

Recording Auditorium E


Award ceremony

Recording Auditorium E



Practical information

  • 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 21 March 2024 from 8:45 until 17:45
  • Where: Campus UZ Gent, Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Ghent - Entrance 37b, Building 'The Core', ground floor (map here)
  • Contact: Charlotte Crokaerts en Kim De Keyser

Organising committee

ZAP-members, (post)doctoral researchers and ATP-members of the faculties of Medicine and Health Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine: prof. Aurélie Crabbé, prof. Christophe Stove, prof. Elfride De Baere, Eline Meyers, Elke Gasthuys, Emma Heyman, Fien Verdoodt, prof. Hans Van Vlierberghe, prof. Herman Favoreel, Jan Bauwens, Justine De Sutter, Kim De Keyser, Lutgarde Sonck, Manon Dewulf, prof. Piet Cools, Renée Bultijnk, Sigrid Verhelst, prof. Siska Croubels, Sofie Beyaert, Sofie Salden, Yasmine Bader, Charlotte Crokaerts.