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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!




2018 Sessions:


Day 1: Tuesday 6 November

Infectious Diseases
Chair: Prof. Jonas Blomberg, PhD, Uppsala University Hospital
10:15–10:50 Prof. Sarah Baatout, PhD, SCK-CEN — From Antarctica to Space, How Do Extreme Environments Modulate Immunity, Infection and Allergy Response
10:50–11:25 Guislaine Refregier, PhD, Universite Paris Sud — Tuberculosis SNP Typing With Luminex® Devices at the Genomic Era: Advantages and Limitations
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11:25–12:00 Coffee Break
12:00–12:35 Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra, PhD, NMI Reutlingen — Combined multiplex analysis of serological response and a host marker from a TB study
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12:35–13:10 Tim Waterboer, PhD, DKFZ Heidelberg — High-throughput, Multiplexed Bead-based Serology in Infections and Cancer Research
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13:10–14:10 Lunch Break
Chair: Sherry Dunbar, PhD, Luminex Corporation
14:10–14:45 Prof. Godfrey Grech, PhD, University of Malta — An RNA-based Assay to Quantify Amplifications in Cancer Patients
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14:45–15:20 Prof. Evi Lianidou, PhD, University of Athens — Multiplex PCR-coupled Liquid Bead Array for the Molecular Characterisation of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) in Breast Cancer at the Single Cell Level
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15:20–15:50 Coffee Break
15:50–16:25 Christian Regenbrecht, PhD, Cellular Phenomics & Oncology — Looking for Evidence-Based Oncology? Try Targeted Proteomics
16:25–17:00 Wilco de Jager, PhD, Luminex Corporation – xMAP Technology Multiplex Biomarker Quantification Assay Development: From Cookbook to Bench
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17:00–18:00 Poster Sessions

Day 2: Wednesday 7 November

Immunology & Biomarkers
Chair: Thomas Joos, PhD, NMI
09:00–09:35 Prof. Leonidas Alexopoulos, PhD, ProtAtOnce Ltd., National Technical University of Athens — Biomarker Discovery with the Megaplex Platform: Application in Chronic Kidney Disease
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09:35–10:10 Gea Kiewiet, PhD, University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) — Using an In Vitro Co-culture Setup to Study the Effects of Dietary Components on Immune Cell Interactions
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10:10–10:40 Coffee Break
10:40–11:15 Jochen Schwenk, PhD, KTH Royal Institute of Technology — Affinity Proteomics on Beads
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11:15–11:50 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
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11:50–12:50 Lunch Break
Drug & Vaccine Development
Chair: Silvio Bandiera, PhD, Sanofi
12:50–13:25 Marjolijn Bauwens, Ablynx — Luminex-based Screening and Characterization Assays at Ablynx/Sanofi
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13:25–14:00 Prof. Ger Rijkers, PhD, University College Roosevelt — All Inclusive: Multiplexing the Anti-protein Antibody Response During Pneumococcal Infections
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14:00–14:30 Coffee Break
14:30–15:05 Prof. Carlota Dobaño, PhD, IS Global, Barcelona Institute for Global Health — Malaria Disease Serology and Vaccine Development
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15:05–15:40 Xing Wang, PhD, Array Bridge, Inc. — xMAP Protein Conformational Array for Novel and Biosimilar mAB Development
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15:40–15:55 Select Top 3 Poster Presentations


More to be Announced!


Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel Arena

Hotel Arena is a city hotel extraordinaire. Deeply rooted in Amsterdam, with the Oosterpark at its feet. A place with an urban crowd and a village feel, where the lines between park and hotel, City Centre and Amsterdam East, day and night, work and play, friends and strangers are blurred. The monumental building is a green hideaway to celebrate the contrasts that colour the city. It is the place you go to eat, drink, work, sleep, and dance. Where you talk and listen, discover and admire, come home, go out, and broaden your horizons.

Book a Room at Hotel Arena


The Manor Hotel

The most beautiful hotel in the east of Amsterdam, that’s how The Manor is known. The Manor previously fulfilled a role as a civilian hospital and district office, but today it’s known as a full-service, urban boutique hotel. 

Book The Manor Hotel


Amsterdam Tropen Hotel

The Amsterdam Tropen Hotel is located in the east, bustling neighbourhood of Amsterdam that has all the ingredients that make a visit to the Dutch capital so remarkable. The historic centre is a bicycle ride away, and local sights and sounds thrive just around the corner. Eat with Amsterdammers on the Middenweg, take a walk in the park with the neighbours, and go for a relaxed shopping spree in the trendy boutiques of the Linnaeusstraat. East-west, east best!

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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
Hotel Arena
‘s Gravensandestraat 55
1092 AA Amsterdam
Attire: Business casual
Fee: Dinner and refreshments are included as part of your registration




Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:



Thermo Fisher Scientific

Bio Rad

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

NMI TT Pharmaservices



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 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.


Directions and Transportation:

Follow the A4 highway in the direction Amsterdam - On the A10 follow Ring Oost and take exit Watergraafsmeer (S113) - At the traffic lights turn left, direction Watergraafsmeer - This street is called Middenweg and will change into Linneausstraat, follow this street for about 4 kilometers and you will see the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel at your left-hand side, where you can park your car.

Follow the A2 highway in the direction Amsterdam - On the A10 follow Ring Oost and take exit Watergraafsmeer (S113) - At the traffic lights turn left, direction Watergraafsmeer - This street is called Middenweg and will change into Linneausstraat, follow this street for about 4 kilometers and you will see the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel at your left-hand side, where you can park your car.

Parking KIT has its own private parking next to the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel. A parking space can be reserved through Mobypark. Paid parking in the streets of the neighbourhood of KIT is also a possibility. The main entrance of KIT is located at Mauritskade 64. When parking in Amsterdam Oost near the Dappermarkt, you have to walk around the building of KIT on the Linnaeusstraat, pass the Tropen Museum on your left hand, turn left on the Mauritskade and you will face the entrance of KIT on your left-hand side.

Tram number 9 (direction Diemen) to tramstop Alexanderplein - Head east on Alexanderplein toward Alexanderkade - You cross the bridge and go left, now you will face the main entrance of the premises of KIT at Mauritskade 64.

Tram Number 9 (direction Zoutkeetsgracht) to tramstop Linnaeusstraat/ Wijttenbachstraat - Follow the Linnaeusstraat north-west - Turn left on the Mauritskade and after a few minutes you will face the main entrance of the premises of KIT at Mauritskade 64.


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