FMS Research Center

FMS Annual Meeting 2016

Monday, December 5, 2016
NH Conference Center Koningshof
Veldhoven, The Netherlands


The FMS Annual Meeting brings together faculty, PhD students, and postdocs working in the participating groups of the FMS Research Center to share the latest developments and breakthroughs of their research. The aim of this event is to stimulate discussion and interaction between members of the FMS groups, with the intention to further strengthen the collaborations and joined efforts leading to outstanding research.
As in previous years, this third FMS Annual Meeting will take place the day preceding the Dutch chemistry conference CHAINS (December 6-8, 2016) and in the same location (Veldhoven).

Meeting schedule

11:00 – 12:30   FMS activity: Panel discussion on ‘Planning your career after your PhD/Postdoc’
12:30 – 13:30   Lunch and Registration
13:30 – 13:45   Welcome and Opening
13:45 – 19:00   Science sessions
19:00 – 20:30   Dinner
20:30 – 23:00   Poster session and Drinks


Download here the program of the FMS Annual meeting 2016.

An FMS staff meeting (ONLY for FMS full, associate, and assistant professors) will take place during dinner (19:30h – 20:30h) in a separate room.

Panel discussion: Planning your career after your PhD/Postdoc

The FMS Annual meeting starts at 11:00h with an FMS activity organized for all PhD students and postdocs that are considering their next step in their career and exploring their career interests, either in academia, in industry or in an alternative career path. We have invited six panelists, all chemists with different interests and at different stages of their careers. With this career panel we like to give FMS PhD students and postdocs the opportunity to learn from the experience and advice of our guests. There will be ample time for discussion and questions from the audience.

Moderator: Prof. Bert Meijer (Eindhoven University of Technology)

Panel members:

  • Wilhelm Huck
    Professor at the Radboud University
  • Ilja Voets
    Associate professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Lorenzo Albertazzi
    Junior group leader at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), Barcelona
  • Louis Pitet
    Research scientist at DSM
  • Mark Boerakker
    Staff scientist at SABIC
  • Esther Thole
    Freelance science writer

Poster Session 

All PhD students and postdocs are invited to present a poster during the poster session after the dinner. Poster boards will be available.

Travel and directions to the venue

Buses 149 and 150 (direction Reusel via Eersel Dorp  ) depart from Eindhoven Central Station to the NH Conference Center Koningshof (bus stop Koningshof, Veldhoven). Buses depart every 15 min. approximately and the total journey takes about 30 min.

(Check the exact schedule at


Registration is now closed

There is a maximum of 150 seats available.  They are assigned on first come, first served basis. FMS faculty and FMS postdocs and PhD students, are highly encouraged to attend and will have priority on the registration.
Registration deadline: October 24, 2016.

Registration includes:

  • Admission to FMS activity, scientific sessions and poster session
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Accommodation Monday night (if required)

If you are also attending CHAINS and require accommodation on Tuesday (and Wednesday) night, we will try to assign you the same room.

If you need to change your registration details or have any question, please send an email to

Important: Please note that the FMS Annual Meeting (December 5) and CHAINS (December 6-8) are two completely different events and are organized by different organizations. Therefore you need to register separately for each of them. If you are interested in attending CHAINS as well, please register on their website.