Interested in laboratory automation?

Experts. Networking. Vendors

LAB Automation Day '19 is just around the corner! This event focusses on the elaborate knowledge exchange regarding automation, robotics, and software (LIMS).


The seminar programme consists of different automation topics visitors can choose from or can combine. In between seminars, visitors can meet specialists, people that share similar automation challenges or a vendor that can help them move forward. 


Check out our experts, vendors and the full programme below.

Registration is free so pick up your e-ticket today!


Join our seminars to hear experts break down what automation can do for you


Meet other people that share the same interests and maybe even share similar challenges 


Automation challenge? Meet up with vendors who can help you move forward


Plenary Speakers

meet the experts

Hugo Bohets obtained his phD from the University of Antwerp. He was co-founder and Scientific Director of the spin off Octens. Author of multiple patents and publications in the fields of: analytical chemistry, quantum mechanics, dissolution technology, spectroscopy and physico-chemistry. At present principal scientist and subject matter expert in the pharmaceutical sciences automation lab Janssen Research & Development Beerse.

Principal scientist and subject matter expert in the pharmaceutical sciences automation lab Janssen Research & Development Beerse


Prof. Steven Latré, is an associate professor at the University of Antwerp and director at the research centre imec, Belgium. He is leading the IDLab Antwerp  research group (85+ members), which is performing applied and fundamental research in the area of communication networks and distributed intelligence. His personal research interests are in the domain of  machine learning and its application to wireless network optimization. 


He received a Master of Science degree in computer science from Ghent University, Belgium and a Ph.D. in Computer Science Engineering from the same university with the title “Autonomic Quality of Experience Management of Multimedia Services”.  He is author or co-author of more than 100  papers published in international journals or in the proceedings of international conferences. He is the recipient of the IEEE COMSOC award for best PhD in network and service management 2012, the IEEE NOMS Young Professional award 2014 and is a member of the Young Academy Belgium.

Professor at University of Antwerp, Director IDLab Antwerp at imec




learn from experts

9:00 - 9:30
9:30 - 9:35
Introduction LAB Automation Day 2019

how to start with automation?

9:35 - 10:15
10:15 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:45
LIMS (R)evolution
Johann Sijpkes, Ardena
11:45 - 12:15
General Automation
Patrick Kantil, UCB
12:15 - 12:35
12:35 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:45

Artificial intelligence in lab automation

13:45 - 14:30
14:30 - 14:45
Panel discussion Artificial Intelligence in laboratories
Professor Steven Latré, Johann  Sijpkes, Wouter Christiaens, Nick Smisdom
14:45 - 15:15
The laboratory Data Highway for A.I.
Nick Smisdom, XiTechniX & KULeuven
15:15 - 15:45
Liquid Handling Automation & Robotics Beyond Standard
Glenn Dukel & Derk Wilten, Synchron Lab Automation
15:45 - 16:15
16:15 - 16:45
Automation troughout the LAB, from sample creation to reporting
Ruud van de Woestijne, Siemens Industry Software
16:45 - 17:15
17:15 - 18:00
Keep an eye on this page, more information and seminars will be disclosed soon!

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