CTLS2020 becomes CTLS2021

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CTLS2020 conference has been postponed to September 2021. The new dates are September 14th to 16th. CTLS2020 will thus be rebranded as CTLS2021!

We didn’t want to communicate too early, before a convenient alternative date had been found at the Gulbenkian Foundation venue in Lisbon.
We have preferred to opt for a rather distant and safe date, to take into account that this is a truly international congress, and that the epidemiological dynamic of the pandemic is quite different from one country to another. We want everyone to be able to attend the conference safely!

We very much hope that you will maintain your willingness to participate in the CTLS conference, and transfer your registration to the new dates. If so, we will offer you a free CTLS association membership for 2021.

If, on the contrary, you are unfortunately not able to participate anymore, please let us know and we will refund you. As expected, bank transfers and other taxes will not be refunded as registrations are dealt with by an external entity.

Of note, we plan to organize an extra session about the critical importance of Life Science core facilities when dealing with epidemic crises.

Apply for one of our bursaries to attend CTLS2021!

The CTLS association will provide up to 8 travel bursaries (500 Euros each) to attend CTLS2021.

Priority will be given to technical staff (non-facility managers) and early career researchers (e.g. PhD students or early career core scientists).

Applicants should enclose (in a single PDF format): 1) A CV (2 pages maximum) 2) The abstract of your oral/poster presentation 3) A one page letter of motivation indicating why you want to participate in the CTLS2021 congress, what will be the benefits for you and your core/infrastructure/laboratory, and what is your budget request (specifying amounts for registration, travel, accommodation, and meals).

Applications should be sent by e-mail to

The Board of Directors of the CTLS Association will evaluate the applications based on scientific and motivation criteria, aiming for gender, geographical and thematic balance.

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