Chemistry as innovative Science

With more than 1500 participants, CHAINS offers you the ultimate opportunity to meet the Dutch chemical research communities, expand your network, and get an overview of recent scientific breakthroughs and ‘hot topics’ within chemistry and the innovative Dutch chemical sector. CHAINS takes place from 3-5 December 2018 in Veldhoven.

It is the event where chemists (PhD students and postdocs to professors and R&D scientists) in science and industry come together.

Plenary speakers

3 december: Jason Chin (University of Cambridge)
4 december: Paula Hammond (MIT), Kevin Plaxco (UC Santa Barbara), Pieternel Levelt (KNMI, TU Delft)
5 december: Bert Weckhuysen (Utrecht University)

Keynote speakers

3 december: Kenichiro Itami, Kevin Verstrepen
5 december: Cristina Nevado, Mark Johnson and Tanja Weil

Programme committee

The members of the CHAINS 2018 programme committee are: Albert Heck (UU, chair), Syuzanna Harutyunyan (RUG), Hermen Overkleeft (LEI), Jurriaan Huskens (UT), Patricia Dankers (TU/e), Fred van Leeuwen (NKI), Pim Groen (TNO/TUD), Antoinette Killian (UU), Daniel Bonn (UvA), Jos Oomens (RU), Harry Bitter (WUR).


Registration is possible via the CHAINS website.


Register before 1 October 2018 13:00 hrs and benefit from the ‘early bird’ rate:

1 day: €55 instead of €75
2 days: €99 instead of €150
3 days: €165 instead of €250


NH Conference Centre Koningshof
Address: Locht 117, 5504 RM, Veldhoven The Netherlands


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