Lorentz workshop Life Sciences with Industry 2017

Are you a young scientist with a background in the life sciences or a related research field and do you have a creative and inquisitive mind? Do you like to think outside-the-box? Do you want to meet new people from other disciplines, including mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering? If yes, apply for the fourth ‘Life Sciences with Industry’ Lorentz workshop.

We invite researchers (especially PhD students and postdocs) from all branches of the life sciences to participate in the one-week Lorentz workshop Life Sciences with Industry 2017 in Leiden: April 3 – 7, 2017. During the workshop, the about 24 participants will tackle in groups of eight, three scientifically challenging and commercially important problems formulated by the following three companies.

Bejo Zaden B.V.
Genomic selection, genome-wide selection or genomic prediction in vegetables

BaseClear B.V.
DNA data storage: reading and writing data in DNA in fast and cost-effective way

Getting the taste of alcohol in alcohol-free drinks

Find a full description of these challenges here.

The workshop will take place in Leiden in the building of the Lorentz Center, an organisation that is specialised in organising scientific workshops.
To create multi-disciplinary teams, participants will be selected based on their (i) specific background, (ii) motivation to participate, and (iii) date of registration (first come first served).

Register on the workshop websiteDeadline: Sunday March 19, 2017.

Participation is free of charge, including hotel accommodation, lunches and two dinners during the workshop. The workshop is sponsored by the Lorentz Center, the BioSB research school, NWO – Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences and the three companies involved.