Save the date: 5-7 December CHAINS 2017 - Chemistry for the future

27 February 2017

Chemical Sciences is organising the annual chemistry conference in the Netherlands. CHAINS 2017 will take place from Tuesday 5 through Thursday 7 December 2017. This conference will be the fifth edition! Nobel prize winner Prof. Ben Feringa will be giving a plenary evening lecture, so be there!

All chemists

CHAINS brings Dutch chemists together under one roof for three days to share the latest breakthroughs in chemistry and to inspire one another. CHAINS is intended for all chemists, regardless of their career stage, from both the academic world and the business community.

Top researchers

The CHAINS 2017 Programme Committee, led by Prof. Bert Meijer, is putting together an attractive programme and selecting the most excellent researchers for this event. CHAINS 2017 will last three days, as did the two previous editions, with one plenary day (Wednesday 6 December) which will have a varied programme and will be attended by chemists from all the chemical sub-disciplines. On the other two days, the programme will be based on specific themes.

Customised programme

On Tuesday 5 December, the focus will be on the ‘Chemistry of Life’ and on Thursday 7 December the two themes will be ‘Chemistry of Materials’ and ‘Chemical Conversion’. Study group committees – comprising representatives from all chemical sciences study groups – are busy drawing up an attractive customised programme for the conference based on these main themes. They will be asking you for your input too.

The programme offers thematic parallel sessions, plenary lectures by top international speakers, poster presentations and focus sessions on innovative, topical interdisciplinary research on specific themes.

Composition of the CHAINS 2017 Programme Committee

The members of the CHAINS 2017 Programme Committee are Bert Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, TU/e, chairman), Gijsje Koenderink (FOM Institute AMOLF), Albert Heck (Utrecht University, UU), Laurens Siebbeles (TU Delft), Geert-Jan Kroes (the Agricultural Economics Institute, LEI), Robert Terörde (BASF), Erik Heeres (the University of Groningen, RUG), Andries Meijerink (UU), Claire Wyman (EMC) and Martine Smit (VU Amsterdam).

Further details

For further details about CHAINS 2017, please contact the organization via e-mail, chains2017@nwo.nl. Stay abreast in the coming months via www.nwochains.nl and the Chemistry newsletter.

Source: NWO