Belgian Brain Barriers Symposium

30th November 2022, Martelarenlaan 42, Hasselt

During this event, the Brain Barriers Belgium (BBBelgium) network will be officially launched. BBBelgium is aimed at promoting collaborations, visibility and mobility, specifically for young researchers in the field.

The Belgian Brain Barriers symposium welcomes renowned international keynote speakers, national scientists and provides a great opportunity for early career researchers to present their work, share information on the barriers of the CNS and build a network. Moreover, PhD and Master students will have opportunity to get valuable advice about future career options. We therefore strongly encourage young researchers to submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation.

This BBB symposium will take place annually, with a different location every year, giving the opportunity to all researchers working in the field of brain barriers, to join and share their work.

This symposium will take place on the 30th of November at Hasselt University, Belgium.

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Register Here

Registration deadline 18th November 2022

Abstract & poster information

  • Abstract: max 250 words, deadline 15 November 12.00 h
  • Send your abstract here:
  • Blood Brain Barrier poster requirements: A0 size (1189x841 mm), portrait orientation

What’s in it for you?

  • The best poster and the best oral presentation will be awarded.
    Poster and oral presentation award prizes: VIB Conference ticket or VIB Training ticket
    vib conference
    vib training
  • Young researchers will be given the opportunity to present their work, share information and build a network. We therefore encourage young researchers to submit an abstract for a poster or oral presentation.

Program BBB Symposium 2022



8:30 - 9:15

Registration + coffee

9:15 - 9:30

Introduction of the symposium, BBBelgium and insights into other BBB societies (by Prof. Elga de Vries)

9:30 - 10:15

Keynote (title Neuro-immune events at the brain barriers) - Prof. Elga de Vries

10:15 - 11:00

Keynote (title Imaging how the brain barriers establish CNS immune privilege) - Prof. Britta Engelhardt

10:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:30

Young investigators session

12:30 - 14:00

LUNCH BREAK + Posters session

14:00 - 15:00

Young investigators session

15:00 - 16:00

Career panel: "What are my options after master/PhD education?"

16:00 - 16:30

Poster award and closing of the symposium

16:30 - 17:30

Networking Reception


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The BBB-team

  • Prof. dr. Bieke BROUX
  • Alessio CARDILLI
  • Sarah CHENINE
  • Aleksandra DYCZKO
  • Lisa SCHUTZ

Campus Hasselt

Tel. no. +32 11 26 81 11 Postal & visiting address

Martelarenlaan 42

3500 Hasselt

opening hours

Campus Hasselt & Law Faculty Building are open on:

Monday to Friday: 7.30 to 20.00 hrs

weekends: closed