Life Sciences with Industry Workshop (register before March 19th)



Lorentz Center, Niels Bohrweg 2, Leiden


Dutch and European research policy is increasingly stressing the coupling of academic research to industrial R&D. To be effective, mutual understanding between the two worlds is essential. The workshop Life Sciences with Industry at the Lorentz Center in Leiden aims to contribute to such understanding by exposing young investigators in the life sciences in academia to application-oriented research challenges of Dutch industry. Vice versa we intend to immerse investigators in industry in the world of publicly funded research. The workshop aims to attract young academic scientists and a number of investigators from the participating industries. Groups of participants will concentrate on application-oriented scientific challenges that are formulated by the industrial participants. 

We invite researchers (especially PhD students and postdocs) from all branches of the life sciences to participate in the one-week Lorentz workshop Life Sciences with Industry 2017 in Leiden: April 3 - 7, 2017.

During the workshop, the about 24 participants will tackle in groups of eight, three scientifically challenging and commercially important problems formulated by the following three companies: 

Bejo Zaden B.V.

Genomic selection, genome-wide selection or genomic prediction in vegetables 

BaseClear B.V.

DNA data storage: reading and writing data in DNA in fast and cost-effective way 


Getting the taste of alcohol in alcohol-free drinks To create multi-disciplinary teams, participants will be selected based on their (i) specific background, (ii) motivation to participate, and (iii) date of registration (first come first served). 

Please register on the Lorentz Center website. Deadline: Sunday March 19, 2017. 

Participation is free of charge, including hotel accommodation, lunches and two dinners during the workshop. The workshop is sponsored by the Lorentz Center, the ,  and the three companies involved.