Mark Your Calendar for xMAP Connect Amsterdam's Anniversary Year! Tuesday-Wednesday, November 5-6, 2019



It is with much pleasure and excitement that we announce the 5th 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.

Registration for xMAP Connect includes food and beverages.

Additionally, we would like to invite you to our social event on the evening of November 5th, where food, music, and science come together.

Make sure to grow your multiplexing network and register today!



Event Location:

When: Tuesday and Wednesday, November 5-6, 2019

Time: 09:00 – 17:00 (Central Europe time)

Where: RTI Royal Tropical Institute
Mauritskade 63 1092 AD
Amsterdam Netherlands

Planner: xMAP Connect Event Team

KIT Royal Tropical Institute


RTI was founded in 1910 on the initiative of a number of large companies, with government support, making it an early example of a public-private partnership.

Since 1926, RTI 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.

The building has been designated as a national monument and is richly adorned with decorative features and symbols referring to different cultures of the world.



2019 Sessions:


Day 1: Tuesday 5 November

Immunology & Biomarkers
10:15–10:50 Berent Prakken, PhD - UMC Utrecht — Traveling into the unknown: challenges and opportunities for 21st Century Translational Medicine
10:50–11:25 Nicole Schneiderhan-Marra, PhD - NMI — Quality Aspects and Applications for Multiplex Immunossays
11:25–12:00 Coffee Break
12:00–12:35 Stephan Michalik, PhD - University of Greifswald  — Deblurring Serological Data With the xMAPr Approach
12:35–13:10 Andreas Kaufmann, PhD - Charité University Hospital Comprehensive cervical cancer screening by multiplexed HPV and biomarker mRNA detection using the Quantigene 2.0 platform
13:10–14:10 Lunch
Drug & Vaccine Development 
Chair: Thomas Joos, PhD - NMI
14:10–14:45 Antonia Vestweber, M.Sc. - TRON GmbH — How Sweet Can Multiplexing Be? Profiling Cancer-Related Autoantibodies using Glycan-Coated Microspheres
14:45–15:20 Paul W. Rhyne, PhD - Immunologix Laboratories — Cellular Fingerprint Assay – A Perfect Tool for Early Drug Discovery
15:20–15:50 Coffee Break
15:50–16:25 Michael-Christopher Keogh, PhD - EpiCypher — High-Throughput assessment of ChIP-grade capability with Luminex xMAP technology
16:25–17:00 Tom Hall - St. George University London — Using a Multiplex Suspension Bead Assay to Establish a Serocorrelate of Protection for Group B Streptococcus Disease
17:00–19:00 Poster Sessions
19:00– 0:00 Social Event

Day 2: Wednesday 6 November

Infectious Diseases
Chair: Tim Waterboer, PhD - DKFZ Heidelberg
10:00-10:35 Petr Kralik, PhD - Veterinary Research Institute — Direct Detection and Typing of Variety Pathogens Important for Human and Animal Health Using xMAP Technology
10:35-11:10 Kevin Tetteh, PhD - LSHTM — Developing novel serosurveillance tools to monitor declining infection in the malaria elimination age
11:10–11:40 Coffee Break
11:40–12:15 Ahidjo Ayouba, PhD - IRD — Home-made xMAP Assays for Multiplex Detection of Viral Infections in Wildlife and Humans in Africa
12:15–12:50 Cécile Boland, PhD - Sciensano — The AMR-ARRAY, a 55-plex Luminex® MagPlex-TAG Bead Array for Detection of Genetic Determinants of Resistance to Beta-Lactams, (Fluoro) Quinolones and Colistin, Aminoglycosides and Macroslides in Gram-negative Bacteria
12:50–13:50 Lunch Break
Emerging Applications 
Chair: Godfrey Grech, PhD - University of Malta

Gilles Foucras, PhD - École Nationale Veterinaire de Toulouse — Development of a bovine/ovine cytokine 15-plex assay for immunoprofiling of the cellular response

14:25–15:00 Jeroen Peters, BSc - RIKILT Wageningen — Development of xMAP based assays for food and environmental safety
15:00–15:30 Coffee Break
15:30–16:05 Wim Schielen, PhD - BioVet Europe — Multiplexed ELISA technology: Successful MFIA applications in the Swine Industry
16:05–16:30 Wrap-up

Submit Your Scientific Posters & Abstracts

Luminex is seeking abstract submissions for poster presentations at xMAP® Connect 2019. Please submit your abstract to the left. Please follow the guidelines below and this outline.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

Abstract text should include all the items listed below and is limited to 3,000 characters (approximately 500 words) not including spaces:

  • A title
  • The author(s) and institution(s) involved in your proposed article
  • An introductory sentence indicating the purposes of the study
  • A brief description of pertinent experimental procedures
  • Which xMAP product(s) are used in your method
  • A summary of the new, unpublished data
  • A statement of the conclusions
  • A statement as to how xMAP Technology has enabled your research

If you have any questions about xMAP Connect, email europe@luminexcorp.com.

Click here to learn more about xMAP Connect 2019 in Amsterdam.


Please note the deadline for abstract submission is 2 September, 2019.

Submit Your Abstract



Hotel Accommodations:

Hotel Hyatt Regency

Awarded for its refreshing sustainable ‘living’ décor, five star Hyatt Regency Amsterdam offers spacious botanical inspired guestrooms, relaxing public spaces, a 24H Fitness Centre and Mama Makan Indonesian Restaurant, Bar & Terrace. Located in the city centre, bordering the trendy east neighbourhood, the vibrant hotel seamlessly connects business with pleasure and the city with nature.

Book a Room at the Hotel Hyatt Regency 

The Manor Hotel

The most beautiful hotel in the East of Amsterdam, that’s how The Manor is known. Where The Manor previously fulfilled a role as a civilian hospital and district office, today it’s known as a full service urban boutique hotel.
Book a Room at the Manor Hotel

Hotel Arena

Hotel Arena is situated at the edge of the city center of Amsterdam and is accessible through Oosterpark. The hotel is situated in a monumental building, which was built in 1888. Throughout the years, the building has been transformed from a Catholic orphanage to a four-star hotel.

Book a Room at the Hotel Arena 

Amsterdam Tropen Hotel

If you listen carefully you can hear the elephants in Artis Zoo. Or maybe that is just your imagination. Gazing across the green park, wide lanes and the awe-inspiring building of the Royal Tropical Institute, everything seems possible. The world at your feet – or at least east of Amsterdam. The view from Amsterdam Tropen Hotel is impressive. The city at its most beautiful, ready to be discovered.

Book a Room at the Amsterdam Tropen Hotel 

Generator Hostel

Generator Amsterdam is located in the up-and-coming eastern side of the city, overlooking Oosterpark. This former zoological university building can accommodate 564 guests in 168 twin and quadruple rooms, with en-suite bathrooms and incredible views of the surrounding area. There is also one luxury apartment for six people, with views of the park and a self-catered kitchen. It has flexible and spacious social areas, filled with creative design touches like glass-fronted elevators, a light and airy café and an outdoor terrace.
Book a Room at the Generator Hostel


Social Event:

What’s more fun than processing the lectures of the day while enjoying food and drinks with your new multiplex friends? Dinner and refreshments are included, and the dress code is business casual. Don't miss the opportunity to grow your multiplexing network and register today!

This year's social event will take place at the:

Hyatt Regency
Sarphatistraat 104
1018 GV Amsterdam
Start time event 19.30





Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors:



Thermo Fisher Scientific

Bio Rad

Thank you to our Gold Sponsors:

NMI TT Pharmaservices




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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