Mark Your Calendar for xMAP® Connect Amsterdam:

6-7 November 2018 Royal Tropical Institute
Mauritskade 63 | 1092 AD
Amsterdam | The Netherlands


It is with much pleasure and excitement that we announce the 4th xMAP® Connect, to be held in Amsterdam.

During the two-day program, you will hear from multiplex experts about their best practices on various research applications and have the chance to meet with fellow researchers, Luminex Partners, and specialists on site.

Make sure to grow your multiplexing network and register today!




This Year’s Topics & Speakers Include:

  • Infectious Diseases: Nicole Schneiderhan, PhD and Tim Waterboer, PhD
  • Oncology: Prof. Godfrey Grech, PhD and Prof. Evi Lianidou, PhD
  • Immunology and Biomarkers: Jochen Schwenk, PhD and Prof. Brian McFarlin, PhD
  • Drug and Vaccine Development: Prof. Carlota Dobaño, PhD

2018 Sessions:

Day 1 10:15-13:10 - Infectious Diseases:

  • Nicole Schneiderhan, PhD, NMI — title to be announced
  • Tim Waterboer, PhD, DKFZ Heidelberg — High-Throughput, Multiplexed Bead Based Serology in Infections and Cancer Research

Day 1 14:10-17:00 - Oncology:

  • Prof. Godfrey Grech, PhD, University of Malta — An RNA-based assay to quantify amplifications in cancer patients
  • Prof. Evi Lianidou, PhD, University of Athens — title to be announced
  • Christian Regenbrecht, PhD, Cellular Phenomics & Oncology — title to be announced

Day 2 09:00-11:50 - Immunology & Biomarkers:

  • Jochen Schwenk, PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology — Affinity proteomics on beads
  • Prof. Brian McFarlin, PhD, University of North Texas — Using High-Throughput Sample Processing to Answer Questions About the Role of Nutrition in Inflammation-Associated Disease

Day 2 12:50-15:40 - Drug & Vaccine Development:

  • Prof. Carlota Dobaño, PhD, IS Global, Barcelona Institute for Global Health — Malaria disease serology and vaccine development

More to be Announced!


Social Event:

What’s more fun than processing the lectures of the day while enjoying food and drinks with your new multiplex friends? Don't miss the opportunity to grow your multiplexing network and register today!

Date: 6, November 2018
Location: TBD (We are still working to find the best venue for our Social Event and will provide you updates for your attendance shortly. Thank you.)
Attire: Business casual
Fee: Dinner and refreshments are included as part of your registration




Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:



Thermo Fisher Scientific


Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:


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Attendees of xMAP Connect have the
opportunity to present their multiplexing work! *

* By submitting an abstract, you agree to the terms and conditions put forth here.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Prepare a presentation title. The title you submit should be suitable for published material.
  • Abstract text is limited to 3,000 characters total (including title, author, etc.) not including spaces.
  • Include in the abstract:
    • background and aim
    • methods
    • results
    • conclusions
  • Please ensure the submission has been approved by all authors.
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to be present at xMAP Connect on 6-7 November, 2018, should your abstract be selected.

Submissions are due by 23 October, 2018.





About 'KIT’ Royal Tropical Institute



KIT was founded in 1910 as the ‘Colonial Institute’ to study the tropics and to promote trade and industry in the colonial territories of the Netherlands. It was founded on the initiative of a number of large companies, with government support, making it an early example of a public-private partnership.

Since 1926, KIT has been housed in a historic, neo-renaissance building at the edge of the Oosterpark specially designed by the architect J.J. van Nieukerken and his sons.


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