RISE Symposium 2019



09:00 - 18:00 hrs


Havingazaal (Gorlaeus building)


This years scientific symposium has the topic:

“Science for a viable society”




9.00-9.30         Arrival/Coffee/Tea    

9.30-9.45         Opening/Welcome by Ans Hekkenberg

9.45-10.10       Felienne Hermans (LIACS): The role of metaphors in programming education

10.10-10.35     Laura Heitman (LACDR): Rethinking drug discovery – novel drug-target concepts as an essential paradigm

10.35-11.05     Coffee/Tea    

11.05-11.30     Ellen Cieraad (CML): Bye bye dark sky - effects of light pollution on the environment

11.30-12.00     Martina Huber (LION): Fundamental Research into Neurodegenerative Disease - How Wide is the Gap?

12.00-13.00     lunch 

13.00-13.50     Anna Akhmanova (Utrecht University): Regulation of microtubule organisation and dynamics: seeing proteins and drugs in action

13.50-14.15     Yamila Miguel (Observatory): Exoplanets: discovering the nature of strange new worlds

14.15-14.40     Lies Bouwman (LIC): Development of an ethene sensor using copper compounds

14.40-15.10     Coffee/Tea    

15.10-15.35     Annemarie Meijer (IBL): Good riddance: fighting tuberculosis by autophagy

15.35-16.00     Vivi Rottschäfer (MI): Mathematics for the brain

16.00-16.15     Johanna Schild (WUR): Perceptions of local water quality: time for women to rule the world?

16.15-16.30     Closure/Good bye by  Ans Hekkenberg

16.30-18.00     Drinks


This symposium is free-of-charge.

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