Chemistry is hot. KNCV is celebrating this on Thursday evening 5 October with the 'Evening of Chemistry' in theatre De Lievekamp in Oss. To tie in with #100yearspharmafuture, this year's theme is pharmacochemistry.
Three prominent chemists are invited to talk about their research and field of work on the theatre stage. Professor Patricia Dankers talks about designing and developing intelligent plastics that can be used to induce tissue repair. Professor Sjaak Neefjes gives a presentation on detoxifying anthracycline; a commonly used chemotherapy. And chemist and entrepreneur Floris van Delft (Head of R&D Synaffix) talks about the route Synaffix has taken and the choices it has made along the way, consciously or unconsciously. Besides top speakers from chemistry, the evening offers an exciting awards gala in which the KNCV puts young talents in the spotlight. To conclude the evening, audience prize winner of the Cameretten Festival 2019 Tobi Kooiman will act in a cabaret performance.
During the theatre evening, the Spotlight prize competition will take place. Are you, or do you know an enthusiastic PhD student who wants to present his/her/their research in a creative and accessible way? Then enter the competition! Send in a short video (1 minute) about yourself and your research before 14 September, and who knows, maybe you will be chosen to pitch your research during the Evening of Chemistry. More information can be found here: www.jong.kncv.nl/spotlightenglish
Interested in the theatre evening? Then read more about the programme and registration here: https://en.kncv.nl/meetings/1130/avond-van-de-chemie-2023. KNCV members and their inductees can attend this year's evening free of charge. Other interested parties are also welcome, admission is €20 (including drinks).