Welcome to the NWO CHAINS 2021 website

NWO CHAINS is the annual Dutch chemistry conference. It is the event where chemists, from PhD students and postdocs to professors and R&D scientists, in science and industry come together. We will update this website with more information about the programme when this becomes available.

NWO Domain Science and the Round Table Chemistry consider it important to bring together all disciplines from chemistry for more interaction and connecting people and agendas. Therefore, NWO CHAINS is organised during two plenary days with a mixed programme from all chemical disciplines. There will also be enough room for connecting with own communities. As in previous years NWO CHAINS offers a platform for young researchers, (inter)national renowned speakers and stakeholders from industry.

Announcements

Poster submission is open!

The poster submission is open to register your poster!

For poster submissions guidelines and how to submit, check here

  • The deadline for poster submissions is 22 November 2021;
  • All junior researchers can submit a poster;
  • All posters will be published on our online platform including a video-pitch;
  • There will be a limited number of poster slots available at the venue;
  • We will work on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in a poster slot at the venue, submit your poster as soon as possible after submission is opened.
  • Note that while you can edit your poster, abstract and video-pitch after submission until the deadline, the first come, first serve selection is based on the last moment you edited your submission;
  • Only submitters that registered to attend NWO CHAINS are eligible for selection to present at the venue in Veldhoven. We recommend that you register as soon as possible, preferably before submitting a poster or directly after. The deadline for registration is 8 November.

Hotel room availability

Due to the fact that we only provide rooms in NH Koningshof this year, we are limited with hotel rooms. At this moment all double rooms with separated beds are not available anymore. You still can share a room but note that the room could have the following bed types: 2 small matrasses next to each other (2 x 70 cm) not separable, a queen size bed or a king size bed.

NWO CHAINS 2021 and COVID-19

Because of potential restrictions, we will not be able to welcome all the 1600+ participants at our venue that we normally receive. We aim and hope to welcome at least 1000 attendants.
We have a limited capacity for an overnight stay at our venue. We will work on a first come, first serve basis so make sure to register as soon as possible.
A single room is the standard. We will make sure that only people who have specified each other in the registration form will share a room. Make sure therefore to arrange this with your preferred roommate before registration.
Most of the programme will also be available live during NWO CHAINS via our online platform for those unable to attend physically.
Please note that for live attendants we might need to use the official ‘CoronaCheck’ app from the government during both days if this is still required for large events. This may result in extra arrangements and/or costs for you.

Save the date: 7 & 8 December 2021

We aim to organise an at least partly live meeting this year if the COVID-19 situation allows us to. NWO, in principle, acts in line with the measures taken by the Dutch government.
However, we will make sure that most of the programme will also be available online or even entirely if a live meeting proves unfeasible after all.

Plenary speakers

We are proud to announce our plenary speakers.

These international plenary speakers will present on stage in Veldhoven:

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NWO CHAINS is the annual Dutch chemistry conference. It is the event where chemists, from PhD students and postdocs to professors and R&D scientists, in science and industry come together. We will update this website with more information about the programme when this becomes available.