Lorentz Center workshop Life Sciences with Industry 2014



Lorentz Center in Leiden, the Netherlands


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After the success of the Life Sciences with Industry workshop 2013, the 2014 edition will be held November 3 - 7 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.

During the workshop about 40 young scientists in the life sciences and neighbouring disciplines will tackle five challenging industrial problems, formulated by companies that are active in the life sciences. Participants will form five groups, each concentrating on one of the problems during the entire week. On Friday they will present out-of-the-box solutions by combining different fields of expertise. Each group will be assisted by a senior scientist and someone from the company.


Five companies participate in the workshop:

  • Amsterdam Scientific Instruments

  • FEI Electron Optics

  • Corbion

  • Nutricia Research

  • Unilever

For more information and the registration form see the Lorentz Center website and the workshop webpage ( The company problems require a multidisciplinary approach and therefore registration is open for scientist from a broad range of disciplines; life sciences, chemistry, (molecular) biology, material sciences, physics, mathematics, (bio)informatics, psychology(perception), cognition, media technology, etc.
  • PhD students
  • postdocs that obtained their PhD degree less than five years ago
  • a small number of more senior scientists

Registration closes October 13. Selection will be based on scientific background and written motivation. Selectees are notified not later than October 16.

Participating is free: costs of hotel, lunches and (some of the) dinners are covered by the sponsors.

The workshop is sponsored by the Bioinformatics and Systems Biology research school BioSB, Cyttron II, STW, and the Lorentz Center.