Co-create the Chains 2020 programme by submitting focus sessions, abstracts for oral presentations in the parallel sessions or a poster! Please find more information and guidelines below.

Submit parallel session

Important deadlines

  • Focus session submission closed on 14 May 2020.
  • You can submit nominations for speakers (PhD students/postdocs) for parallel sessions as of mid-May until 15 July 2020, 13:00 hrs.
  • Poster submissions and registration will probably open September 2020.

Focus session abstracts

The Focus session submission closed on 14 May 2020. Outcomes about the acceptance or rejection of the focus sessions will be communicated in June. Selected focus sessions then have until 7 September to organise their session and to submit the final details.

Call for parallel session nominations!

Help us co-create the CHAINS 2020 programme!

We invite group leaders in the Netherlands to nominate one of their junior group members to give a lecture during the parallel sessions. The parallel sessions will be scheduled on both days, Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 December 2020.
Nominations can be submitted until the deadline of 15 July 2020, 13:00 hrs.

View the guidelines for submission

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 initiator
  • Contact details chair (this can be the initiator)
  • Title of the contribution (max. 8 words)
  • Abstract of the contribution (max. 200 words)
  • Main tracks (Chemistry of Life, Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Conversion, Fundamentals and Methods of Chemistry) the contribution fits best
  • Names of aimed speakers
  • Relevant keywords
  • Format of the parallel session: The duration of a focus session is 80 minutes. The initiators/chairs of selected focus sessions are responsible for the organisation of their own parallel session.
  • The programme committee selects the focus sessions to create a balanced programme. Selection criteria include the topic, diversity of aimed set of speakers, diversity of initiators/chairs and interest for more than one community