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 organized during two plenary days with a mixed programme from all chemical disciplines. Also there will  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

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.

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.

Poster submission

There will be limited number of posters slots at the venue. All posters will be available on the online platform.
We will work on a first come, first serve basis so if you are interested in a poster slot at the venue, submit your poster early after the submission is opened mid-September.

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.