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Chemistry of Life

The research field Chemistry of Life studies and exploits the chemical principles and phenomena that underlie biological processes. The many disciplines within Chemistry of Life include (bio)organic and medicinal chemistry, analytical and macromolecular chemistry that relate to biological processes, bio- and cellular chemistry, structural and chemical biology, molecular biology, and biophysics.

Chemistry of Materials

Chemistry of Materials focuses on the broad and multidisciplinary field of materials and encompasses the complete lifespan of a wide range of materials. It brings together expertise from chemistry, physics, biology and engineering. It covers the design-synthesis-characterisation-performance cycle. There are many types of material, such as organic, inorganic and hybrid, made up of biomacromolecules, macromolecules, colloids, small molecules, and so on.

Chemical Conversion

The Chemical Conversion community brings together disparate fundamental disciplines and technological sectors. Chemical conversion is integral to all disciplines in the chemical sciences from fundamental, molecular-level chemistry to large-scale chemical process technology. Fields such as catalysis, process technology and synthesis play a key role.

Fundamentals and Methods of Chemistry

The focus of Fundamentals and Methods of Chemistry research is on the development of new techniques and on improving existing ones. Advances in models, computational tools and experimental techniques in the full range of the chemical sciences will enable us to study chemical reactions at ever smaller and shorter length and timescales, while at the same time opening up possibilities to study ever larger complex molecular systems.

Chemistry and Industry​

The key aspects of this track are networking, discussion and the possibility to learn from each other. These aspects will make this track interesting for both (fundamental) researchers and R&D divisions in the industry. We envision that this track helps to decipher what knowledge and needs exist among research groups and which companies are interested in this knowledge or can complement those needs.

This track is not linked to an NWO research community, but only used during NWO CHAINS to connect academia and industry.

Group leader meeting

On Tuesday 20 September 2022 from 17.15 – 21.15 hrs a pre-NWO CHAINS event is organised for group leaders. At this event, group leaders are given the opportunity to meet, interact and discuss hot topics. The Round Table Chemistry selects discussion topics provided by the four chemistry research communities to form an interactive and coherent programme.