Program 2023

Day 1 (Thursday, June 29th, 2023) — Networking & Soft Skills  (University Hall (Academiegebouw))

18:30 Dinner, mix and mingle with senior colleagues during dinner 

20:30 Interactive networking and communication event: Dr. Maria Sovago from Stralia.  

21:30 Get together/discussions 

Day 2 (Friday, June 30th, 2023) — Scientific Sessions  (@Van Lier & Eggink Room, Utrecht University, Science Park)

8:00 Networking & welcome coffee 

8:45 Funding talk “Academic/industrial interdependence” (NWO KIC): Maarten de Zwart

9:35 Presentation of the “NWO Round Table Chemistry”

9:45 Session of 4 keynote talks: Early career researchers

11:30 Coffee break 

12:00 Plenary lecture: Prof. Marjolein Dijkstra (UU)

              “Machine learning and inverse design of soft materials”

12:30 Lunch 

13:30 Panel Discussion: Guidelines to a successful academic/industrial partnership With Prof. Thom Palstra (UT), Prof. Ferdinand Grozema (NWO, Delft), Prof. Marjolein Dijkstra (UU) and Prof. Anouk Rijs (VU), Maarten de Zwart (NWO) + Ambagon.  

14:45 Session of 4 keynote talks: Early career researchers:

16:30 Coffee break 

17:00 Lecture by Prof. Luc Brunsveld (TU/e): “From academic fundamental research to biotech drug discovery – PPI stabilization and Ambagon”

17:30       Wrap up and borrel