Programme committee

Dolf Weijers (chair programme committee), Wageningen University & Research

“The Netherlands boasts fantastic researchers in many areas within the life sciences…that never meet. I am very excited to contribute to creating a venue to unite the Dutch life sciences, and look forward to being inspired by new colleagues that I will meet there.”

Prof. dr. Gerald de Haan, European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing, University Medical Center Groningen

“It will be hugely inspiring to see what excellent science the life science community in the Netherlands has to offer.”

Dr. Rutger Hermsen, Utrecht University

"It will be inspiring to experience the Dutch life sciences in its full scope."

Dr. Dennis Claessen, Leiden University

”It is inspiring and at the same time challenging to organise a new congress aimed at connecting the life sciences community.”

Dr. Johan Mols, Naturalis Biodiversity Center

“In order to tackle current scientific and societal issues we need to unite the Dutch Life Science Community. Life2019 is the first crucial step towards this ambition, to which I am proud to contribute.”

Prof. dr. Erik Smets, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, KU Leuven

“I am confident that the Life2019 congress will stimulate discussions about major concerns such as the decline of our priceless biodiversity and the future of nature on our planet.”

Prof. dr. ir. Gerlinde De Deyn, Wageningen University & Research

“The languages of the natural world are the gateways to new universes on Earth.”

Dr. Ruben Kok, Dutch Techcentre for Lifesciences

"I see LIFE as a wonderful place to get inspired by each other and to boost community building and communication about the diverse life sciences field which is so important to society."

Dr. Judith Homberg, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

“It is very exciting to organize a meeting that is distinctive from established meetings in terms of pollination between research domains.”

Dr. Jurgen Marteijn, Erasmus University Medical Center

“It will be fascinating to see how the complete spectrum of Dutch life sciences will intermingle on LIFE.”