During our symposium the 9th of february there will be in total, eight time slots of 40 minutes each have been planned with 5 minute breaks between the slots. At the symposium, 5 speakers from the academic world are welcomed, together with a representative of the pharmaceutical company Aspen Oss BV, the research institute ICMS and three PhD students from both the faculty of “Chemical Engineering and Chemistry” and “Biomedical engineering”.

08.15 – 08.45Welcoming of guests
08.45 – 09.15Opening symposiumProf. Dr. Bert Meijer
09.15 – 09.55Adaptive polymer assemblies for biomedical applicationsProf. Dr. Ir. Jan van Hest
10.00 – 10.40How to apply an interdisciplinary approach with powerful toolboxes of advanced analysis techniques to fascinating scientific challenges for the next generation of “smart” and advanced materials.ICMSProf. Dr. Ir. Jan van Hest
10.45 – 11.00Coffee break
11.00 – 11.40Sustainability in API production: from a more or less buzzword in the past to a fully integrated new lifestyle todayAspen oss BVDirkjan van Zoelen
11.45 – 12.25PhD presentations 
Achieving precise control over nanostructures by full discreteness on the self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymersMarle Vleugels (Macro-Organic Chemistry)
Artificial antigen-presenting cells for immunotherapyAnnelies Wauters (Bio-Organic Chemistry)
Liquid crystal technology applied in responsive functional materialsYari Foelen (Stimuli-Responsive Functional Materials)
12.35 – 12.45Closure of the morning section 
12.45 – 13.30Lunch
13.30 – 14.10Synthetic extracellular matrices based on supramolecular materialsProf. Dr. Patricia Dankers
14.15 – 14.55Functional polymer coatings for biointerface applicationsProf. Dr. Rainer Haag
15.00 – 15.15Coffee break
15.15 – 15.55Supramolecular Biomaterials – From Molecular Design to Biomedical ApplicationsProf. Dr. Tanja Weil
16.00 – 16.40Therapeutic regulation of innate immunity with nano biologicsProf. Dr. Willem Mulder
16.45 – 17.15Closure of the afternoon section
17.15 – 18.00Drink and networking with companies