Gold weigher

October 6th 2017

De Doelen - ICC Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Translating biomarker candidates from discovery to the clinic remains a challenge. This conference examines how integrated technologies can bridge the innovation gap.

The Gold Weigher, Salomon Koninck, 1654, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Keynote speakers

  • Prof. Matthias Mann (Max Planck Institute Martinsried/Munich)
  • Prof. Arfan Ikram (Erasmus MC)
  • Prof. Guy Brusselle (Ghent University)
  • Prof. Gyorgy Marko-Varga (University of Lund)

Scientific topics

  • Biomarker research and development
  • Biomarker validation process and techniques
  • Diseases including Alzheimer's disease, COPD and Diabetes Type II
  • Biobanking and data stewardship
  • Technologies (mass spectrometry, multiplex immunoassays, new approaches to quantify proteins in body fluids)

Who should attend

  • Clinicians
  • Clinical chemists
  • Biologists (molecular biology, biochemistry, epidemiology)
  • Scientists with an interest in biomarker technology
  • Industrial scientists (start-up, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, biotechnological)

Important dates and deadlines

21 August 2017 Abstract submission deadline
1 September 2017 Early fee registration deadline
30 September 2017 Regular fee registration deadline
1 to 6 October 2017 Last-minute registration

Conference committee

  • Dr. Theo Luider, conference chairman (Erasmus MC, Rotterdam)
  • Prof. Rainer Bischoff (University of Groningen)
  • Prof. Ron Wevers (Radboud UMC, Nijmegen)
  • Prof. Alain van Gool (Radboud UMC, Nijmegen)


The official language of the conference is English