Save the Date: 8 & 9 December 2020

View full programme of CHAINS 2020

Go directly to the full programme by clicking here.

Are you a junior researcher?
There are still some spots left in the Masterclasses that will be hosted on Monday 7 December at 15:00. View more information by clicking here

Join the social programme on Tuesday

CHAINS goes online, but that does not mean that you have to do without the CHAINS social programme!

Join us on Tuesday evening 8 December 20:00 hrs for the legendary CHAINS pubquiz co-hosted by KNCV or the Lorentz Center Workshop ‘Creating Chemistry’. 

In this workshop we 'create chemistry': we let participants experience how to bring scientists together in an interactive way, with the aim of making scientific progress and paving the way for new collaborations. In various sub sessions we show how to set up an effective program, how to stimulate discussion and how to bring scientists from different fields together.

We also explain the organization of (virtual) workshops at the Lorentz Center.

Register your team for the pubquiz here and for the workshop here.

​CHAINS 2020 goes online!

Online programme
A stimulating programme will showcase the best and most exciting developments in the Dutch chemical community. CHAINS online will be two days with an inviting online programme which we will be partly broadcast from our studio. As we do not want you sitting behind a screen all day, we will include plenty of breaks. We are also including a social programme part that you can join optionally. By maximizing opportunities for interaction and scientific exchange we expect to continue to build the chemical community, including junior and senior scientists in academia and industry. See you at CHAINS online!

Meet our host: Pauline de Wilde!

Curious about how we create CHAINS 2020? Check out this video!

Plenary speakers

We are proud to announce our plenary speakers.

Nomination guidelines

  • Each group leader (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor) can nominate one group member (PhD student/Postdoc) for the CHAINS 2020 programme. Group leaders with a large research group and/or having ‘speakers with an excellent lecture’ may submit a second nomination. Due to the limited number of time slots available, a selection will be made among the nominations, and first nominations will be prioritized above second nominations.
All submissions should contain the following information:
  • Contact details group leader and nominee;Contact details chair (this can be the initiator)
  • Title of the contribution (max. 8 words)
  • Abstract of the contribution (max. 200 words)
  • Main track (Chemistry of Life, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Conversion, Fundamentals and Methods of Chemistry) the contribution fits best
  • A primary, secondary and tertiary subtheme that fit the contribution
  • All received nominations will be evaluated per track by selection committees consisting of members of the Working Groups and the programme committee
  • The programme committee will decide on the final programme at the end of September, early October. After that, speakers will be informed as soon as possible and the final programme will be made public.
  • Because CHAINS 2020 will be online due to Covid-19, instructions will be provided for selected speakers at a later stage.

Important deadlines

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