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Setting the stage for a new tradition: the Monday evening of CHAINS. 200 group leaders in chemistry will meet in Veldhoven on Monday evening, 9 December 2019. 

The NWO Chemistry Round Table organises a Group Leader meeting at CHAINS 2019. With the Monday evening, the Chemistry Round Table aims to establish a new tradition for the chemical community at CHAINS. 200 group leaders from all subdisciplines in chemistry will meet for a joint dinner. The Chemistry Round Table also aims to identify and reflect on important developments in science, and their impact on chemistry. Chair Patricia Dankers will host the evening.


4 PM – 5 PM

Registration at the main entrance of the NH Koningshof.


5 PM – 6 PM

Plenary lecture by Marcel Wubbolts.


6 PM – 10 PM  

Seated dinner. The dinner programme includes:

Chemistry Community

Welcome and reflections by the Chemistry Round table – by Professor Patricia Dankers (chair)

Presentation by the NWO Domain Board Science  – by Professor Moniek Tromp (member of the board)

Introducing the Dutch Chemistry Council – by Professor Wilhelm Huck

Chemistry & Collaborations with Industry

Discussion topic on collaborations with partners outside academia

Pitches by industrial partners


Announcement winner of the Lorentz Chemistry competition


Introducing and connecting the chemistry communities


NB Registration is closed. Questions? Please contact chains2019@nwo.nl.


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CHAINS 2019 is organised by NWO Domain Science with the support of partners Holland Chemistry and KNCV