Course schedule

Dates Start time End time Location Coordinator registrations
17/02/2021 13:00 14:30 online Vesna Prsic Registration ended at 15/02/2021

Course description

VLAG 2020 Open Round grantees pitch their project ideas

The VLAG Open Round has been valued collaboration instrument for 20 years and it resulted in more than 80 PhD and 15 Postdoctoral research projects.

The last Open Round was organised in the last months of 2020, in line with the policy to support young VLAG researchers and to strengthen new VLAG Research Themes. And yet this it was very different from the previous rounds, in many ways.

To mark the value of the Open Rounds and to provide podium to the awarded project teams to share their exciting plans VLAG organises an online pitch event.



VLAG Open Round pitches

13:00 - 13:10

Opening, Prof. Karin Schroën

13:10 - 13:25

“Biocompatible and sensitive MRI sensors - Elucidating the complex contrast mechanisms of nanoparticles by synergy of experiment and modelling"

By Dr Julia Krug (BNT) and Dr Guanna Li (BCT/ORC)

13:25 - 13:40

"Paving the road towards efficient synthetic CO2 fixation in photosynthetic organisms"

By Dr Sarah D’Adamo (BPE) and Dr Nico J. Claassens (MIB)

13:40 – 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

“Keeping your muscles young: a holistic approach towards developing a vegan ketogenic health elixir”

By Dr Silvie Timmers (HAP), Dr Marie Hennebelle (FCH) and Dr Julia Keppler (FPE)

14:00 – 14:15

“Spotting new opportunities for linking breast milk composition to infant health”

By Dr Elske Brouwer-Brolsma (HN-GN), Dr Etske Bijl (FQD) and Dr Gert Salentijn (ORC)

14:15 – 14:30

Wrap-up, Dr Sjoukje Heimovaara and Prof. Karin Schroën