Vouchers IRP 2022

IRP Symposium

Wednesday 19 April 2023, 2 pm - 5 pm

On 19 April 2023, the Interdisciplinary Research Platform (IRP) will organise a symposium to showcase the results of previously awarded voucher projects and announce the next call for applications. The programme will include talks/lectures delivered by invited speakers with an outstanding interdisciplinary research record. All employees within the Faculty of Science are welcome to join this event.

The event will take place in the Huygens building, in room HG00.307.

Heike Riel


Dr. Heike Riel

Heike Riel is IBM Fellow, Head of Science & Technology and Lead of IBM Research Quantum Europe at IBM Research. She is responsible for leading the research agenda of the Science & Technology department aiming to create scientific and technological breakthroughs in Quantum Computing, Physics of Artificial Intelligence, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Precision Diagnostics and Smart System Integration.

She is a distinguished expert in nanotechnology and nanosciences and focuses her research on advancing the frontiers of information technology through the physical sciences. She contributed to advancements in the science and technology of nanoscale electronics, in particular the exploration and development of semiconducting nanowires and nanostructures for applications in future electronic and optoelectronic devices, in molecular electronics for future nanoscale switches and memory applications, and organic light-emitting diodes for display applications.

Her current research interests include new materials and device concepts for future nanoelectronics for applications in quantum computing and neuromorphic computing. She also serves as the Deputy Director of the new Swiss National Competence Center for Research on Silicon Spin Qubits.

Hugo Snippert

Dr. Hugo Snippert

Hugo Snippert is Group Leader at the department of Molecular Cancer Research within the Center of Molecular Medicine at the University Medical Center Utrecht. In 2017 he became an Oncode Investigator.

Hugo received his PhD (cum laude) in the lab of Hans Clevers (Hubrecht Institute) where he used advanced mouse genetics and microscopy to characterize (new) stem cell populations in the mouse intestine, skin and intestinal cancer.

His main interests relate to cell fate specifications and how multiple individual cells act in concert to secure tissue functioning. He is always looking for concepts and principles, with a strong emphasis on developing new technology.

He received an HFSP young investigators grant and ERC starting grant in 2018 and a NWO VIDI in 2021.


13:30-14:00  Registration and Coffee
14:00-14:05  Welcome by Sijbrand de Jong, Dean FNWI
14:05-14:10  IRP Overview
14:10-14:45  Heike Riel (IBM)
14:45-15:05  Poster pitches. Voucher projects 2022
15:05-15:35  Coffee Break & Poster Session
15:35-16:10  Hugo Snippert (UMC Utrecht, Oncode Institute)
16:10-16:30  Poster pitches. Voucher projects 2022
16:30-16:45  2024 Voucher Call announcement.
16:45 -- Poster Session + Informal Reception

Wednesday 19 April 2023, 2 pm - 5 pm
Dr. Heike Riel, Dr. Hugo Snippert
Huygens Building
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Do you have any questions? Please contact Isabel Rijk for more information.

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