Scientific Support Association (SSA)
The SSA assembles all technical staff and lab managers at the CCB with the purpose of uniting the knowledge and expertise of the lab technicians and lab managers across the different labs. SSA functions as a networking tool for rapid exchange of materials, methods and expertise between the technical and organizational staff within CCB.
The SSA gathers once per month over lunch to meet up over a specific research topic or get an introductory training on state-of-the-art methodology by both VIB/KUL internal and external specialists in their field. Some of the past topics are: Labmanagement, Genotyping, Cloning, Going green in the lab, Metabolomics & Mass spec.
SSA is a freely accessible platform for and by technicians/managers that enables fast communication between its members and supports the centerís organization with dedicated focus groups.
Members of the founding committee:
Dorien Broekaert - Michael Dewaele - Kevin Feyen - Olgia Gielen - Nicole Mentens - Joris Souffreau