About NextGenChem@NL

The 2023 edition entitled ´NextGenChem@NL—Academic/Industrial Interdependence´ will take place on the 29th and 30th of June.


Van Swinderenhuys: De Glazen Zaal.

NextGenChem@NL 2022 will be held at the University of Utrecht Science Park. The symposium includes dinner, lunch and drinks during the networking events, and with thanks to our sponsors: free of charge. Please see our Program for more details.
A symposium for young group leaders working in fields in and interfacing with chemistry.

WHY NextGenChem@NL?

Do you know your fellow assistant professors in the Netherlands? What are they working on? Are you interested in collaborating with them? Where will you apply for your next round of funding? Research has become more interdisciplinary. When building a research program in fields in or adjacent to chemistry, many young researchers have questions about how to fund their research programme, how to assemble an effected (interdisciplinary) team, and how to find collaborators.


The NextGenChem@NL 2022 symposium brings together young faculty (assistant professors, tenure trackers, VENI/VIDI/ERC-StG laureates) to help them build a stronger network (across traditional disciplines), get mentoring, and develop a toolbox on how to build, manage, and fund (interdisciplinary) teams.

WHAT we do

A scientific meeting where participants will have an opportunity to briefly present his/her research, with ample time for discussion. A creative environment to exchange scientific ideas and career experiences both with peers and more experienced researchers. A keynote lecture by a role model, a focus session on building consortia, and a panel on ´Team Science in an Interdisciplinary Setting´. At the end of the symposium, there will be time for networking within a social setting (diner included). In short, a symposium full of opportunities to create and strengthen the ties with your colleagues in and across fields.


Are you an assistant professor, tenure tracker, or VENI/VIDI/ERC-StG laureate in the first five years of  their faculty position working in chemistry or a field adjacent to it? Or are you a more experienced researcher interested in mentoring younger colleagues? Do you work in fields such as:
  • Catalysis
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Materials Sciences
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology/Medicine
  • Biochemistry
  • Soft Matter
  • Spectroscopy
  • Systems Chemistry
  • Process Engineering