Peter de Ruiter new chair Round Table Life Sciences

31 October 2018

With effect from 1 November 2018, soil ecologist Peter de Ruiter will be the new chair of the Round Table Life Sciences, one of the disciplinary advisory committees of the NWO Domain Science.

Peter de Ruiter will be the chair of the Round Table for the next three years. Prof. P.C. de Ruiter is now still director of IBED (the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Amsterdam) and he will be a professor at Wageningen University and Research from 2019 onwards. His scientific expertise lies at the intersection of ecosystems, food webs and soil quality.

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De Ruiter succeeds Ody Sibon. She has made a considerable contribution to the good position of the life sciences within the reorganised governance structure of NWO since the start of the Round Table in 2017. The Round Table provides solicited and unsolicited advice to the NWO Domain Science Board. The Round Table encourages the field, in collaboration with NWO, to utilise the opportunities there are for the life sciences, such as the organisation of the field, the new Life congress or the possible sector plan for biology.

Source: NWO