This first edition of Life will take place on 28 and 29 May 2019. The programme consists of plenary sessions with keynote speakers, five parallel tracks, poster sessions, workshops and masterclasses to promote interaction and improve skills and a social programme.

Plenary speakers Ottoline Leyser (plant development), Iain Couzin (collective behaviour) and several other very inspiring researchers from abroad have provisionally confirmed. For each of the 5 tracks and posterssessions junior and senior researchers were invited to submit abstracts.

On the evening prior to Life 2019, the advisory committee life sciences of the Science Domain of NWO organises an evening programme.  Due to limited space, participation is on invite only. Please visit the strategic evening session page for more information on how to subscribe.

Complete programme of Tuesday 28 May

Complete programme of Wednesday 29 May

Programme Tuesday 28 May

09:30h | 28/05/2019

Registration and coffee/tea

10:15h | 28/05/2019

Welcome and opening by chair Aniek Ivens, short introduction Round Table Life Sciences, and interview about exhibit '100 years Bionieuws in The Netherlands'

10:45h | 28/05/2019

Keynote lecture

by Iain Couzin
11:35h | 28/05/2019

Parallel Scientific Tracks

13:05h | 28/05/2019

Lunch with poster session 1 and Meet & Greet with members of the Life Sciences Round Table

13:30h | 28/05/2019

Masterclasses and workshop 'Transform your research into news, a crash course science writing'

14:30h | 28/05/2019

Continuation parallel tracks

16:25h | 28/05/2019


16:55h | 28/05/2019

Plenary session Framing and Science Communication

by Sarah Gagestein and Martijn van Calmthout
18:15h | 28/05/2019


20:30h | 28/05/2019

Social programme

22:30h | 28/05/2019

End of day 1, shuttle bus service


Programme Wednesday 29 May

09:00h | 29/05/2018

Registration and coffee/tea

09:30h | 29/05/2018

Welcome and opening by chair Aniek Ivens

09:40h | 29/05/2018

EMBO Keynote Lecture

by Ottoline Leyser
10:25h | 29/05/2018

Coffee/tea, poster session 2

11:00h | 29/05/2018

Continuation parallel tracks

13:00h | 29/05/2018

Lunch with poster session 2 (continuation) , speeddates

14:00h | 29/05/2018

Masterclasses and workshops round 1

14:55h | 29/05/2018

Workshops round 2

15:55h | 29/05/2018

Sketch and song by comedian Janneke Jager

16:15h | 29/05/2018

Award ceremony

16:30h | 29/05/2018

Wrap up by chair Aniek Ivens

16:35h | 29/05/2018

Farewell drinks

17:30h | 29/05/2018

End of day 2