Mark Your Calendars for xMAP® Connect Europe:
8-9 November 2017 in Amsterdam!

It is with much pleasure and excitement that we announce the 3rd xMAP® Connect, to be held in Amsterdam.

During the two-day program, you will hear about best practices from multiplex experts in various research applications, and you will also have the opportunity to meet a variety of xMAP users, including fellow researchers, Luminex Partners, and specialists.

Here is a look at last year's event:

We invite you, free of charge, to attend the 2-day event with dinner and drinks included!

In addition, we would like to invite you to our social event on the evening of November 8th, where food, music, and science come together.

Make sure to grow your multiplexing network and register today!

If you have any questions, please contact us at europe@luminexcorp.com.

8 November 2017 - 9 November 2017
09:00 - 17:00 (Central Europe Time)
West Indisch Huis
Haarlemmerstraat 75
Amsterdam 1013 EC


Day 1:

09:00–10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00–10:15 Opening
Word of Welcome by Erik Bennink
Biomarkers and Immunology
Chair: Godfrey Grech
10:15–10:50 Annalisa Macagno — A Luminex-based Diagnostic Test Reduces Unneeded Prostate Biopsies and Improves the Detection of Prostate Cancer
10:50–11:25 TBD
11:25–12:00 Coffee Break
12:00–12:35 TBD
12:35–13:10 TBD
13:10–14:10 Lunch
Multiplex Screening
Chair: Thomas Joos (NMI)
14:10–14:45 Rainer Doffinger — Multiplexed Anti-cytokine Profiling in Human Disease
10:15–10:50 Elena Camburova — Development of a Multiplex Autoantibody Assay for the Screening of Renal Transplant Recipients
15:20–15:50 Coffee Break
15:50–16:25 TBD
16:25–17:00 TBD
17:00–17:10 Closure
17:10–18:00 Poster Presentations
19:00–00:00 Social Event at Posthoornkerk

Day 2:

08:30–9:00 Registration & Coffee
Infectious Disease
Chair: TBD
09:00–09:35 Finn Terje Hegge — A 50-plex Molecular Assay for Gut Microbiota Profiling
09:35–10:10 Sian Faustini — TBD
11:10–10:40 Coffee Break
10:40–11:15 TBD
11:15–11:50 TBD
11:50–12:50 Lunch
Public Health
Chair: Dr. Ger Rijkers
12:50–13:25 Silvio Bandiera — Single Immunogenicity Potency Assay for Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Acellular Pertussis (DTaP) in Combination Vaccines by Luminex Serology
13:25–14:00 Lynn Grignard — 25-Plex Malaria MagPlex-TAG™ Assay to Detect hHuman Host and Parasite Genetic Markers
14:00–14:30 Coffee Break
14:30–15:05 TBD
15:05–15:30 Abigail Bell — Automated Bead Coupling by KingFisher Within Pneumo Serotyping Assay
15:30–15:45 Top 3 Poster Presentations
15:45–16:00 Wrap up — Poster Awards
16:00–17:00 Drinks


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!

We are still working to find the best venue for our Social Event and will provide you updates for your attendance shortly. Thank you.


West Indisch Huis owes its name to the Heren Negation (the Lords Nineteen) who held the fort of the West India Company. While in this building, they made the decision to build a fort on the island Manhattan, which helped establish the New York we know today.

With its enclosed courtyard and four stylish parlors and reception rooms, West Indisch Huis is the perfect place for us to host xMAP Connect 2017. We look forward to seeing you there.


West Indisch Huis
Haarlemmerstraat 75
1013 EC Amsterdam

Directions & Transportation:

From Schiphol Airport:
A direct link railway line connects Schiphol Airport with Amsterdam Centraal (Amsterdam Central Station) and is the fastest and most convenient form of transport to the city centre. Trains run every 10 minutes from platforms 1 and 2 in the main arrival plaza.

To plan your journey upfront, visit http://www.ns.nl/en/travellers/home.

Please note that train tickets can be purchased from counters at the train stations and ticket vending machines (with coins or ATM/Credit Cards). Be aware that return tickets are only valid for the same day as departure.

Public Transport:
From Amsterdam Central Station, it is a 5-minute walk.

Create your travel plan upfront via 9292ov.

If you need to park your car, we recommend parking at the parking garage under "P1 parking'. The entrance to the garage is located on Prins hendrikkade 20A. Parking costs €5,00 per hour or €55,00 for a whole day. This car park is only a 5-minute walk from the venue.

You can also park your car at "Parking centrum Oosterdok," Ooksterdokstraat 150. This is a 20-minute walk but parking costs are €40,00 per day.

From Door to Door:


Scientific Posters & Abstracts

As an attendee of xMAP Connect 2017, you have the opportunity to have a poster on display and potentially win the "Best Poster Award 2017."

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is September 1st.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Prepare a presentation title. The title you submit should be suitable for published material.
  • Abstract text is limited to 3000 characters (approximately 500 words).
  • Must include a statement as to how xMAP® Technology has enabled your research.
  • Include these four core elements in the abstract:
    1. Background and Aim
    2. Methods
    3. Results
    4. Conclusions
  • Please ensure the submission has been approved by all authors.
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to be present on the 8th and 9th of November at the Congress, should your abstract be selected.

Poster Guidelines:

  • Maximum poster surface area (orientation portrait): 150cm height x 90cm width.
  • Recommended poster size A0 format (120cm height x 84cm width).
  • Use graphs, charts, and/or tables.
  • Use the materials provided to affix your poster to the display board.
  • Removal and collection of posters at the end of the Congress remain the responsibility of the author(s). Posters not removed at the end will be collected by the Luminex event team.

Click here to submit an abstract. The abstract system will close at 5:00 p.m. ECT, 1 September 2017.

Register for xMAP Connect 2017