More confirmed speakers for Life2020

9 January 2020

Life offers an interactive programme with presentations of scientific research, workshops, masterclasses, an Innovation Floor presenting demos of research projects, sponsors and collaboration between researchers and scientists with the Universities of Applied Science.

The call for abstracts has been published! Register now and submit your abstract before 1 March 2020 for an oral presentation or 1 April 2020 for a poster presentation. Life will take place at 26 and 27 May 2020 in Egmond aan Zee.


Edith Heard, professor in epigenetics and cellular memory, will give the opening lecture of Life2020. Heard is Director General of European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the intergovernmental organisation for basic research in the life sciences. The second keynote speaker is Mark Huijbregts, professor in environmental science at the Radboud University. The third keynote speaker is John Duncan, neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge, writer of the popular science book ‘How Intelligence works’, and winner of the Heineken Prize 2012 of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Other renowned speakers who have also confirmed are Hans CleversYvette van KooykJack PronkTobias Kalenscher, Effie Apostolou, Cecilia Sahlgren and Eric van Nimwegen.

About Life

Life is a unique annual congress covering all disciplines and scales in the Dutch Life Sciences, from femtometer to kilometer, from cell to planet. Life2020 stands for high quality science, inspiration, discussion, exploration, connection, networking and knowledge utilisation under the heading Networks in Life. For an impression of what Life is all about view the aftermovie and pictures of Life2019, the previous successful edition, at

Source: NWO