Vanwege de landelijke maatregelen rondom het coronavirus (COVID-19) wordt Life2020 uitgesteld naar 2021. 

NWO is organising Life2020 together with about twenty researchers, all from different disciplines in the Life Sciences. The theme is ‘Networks in Life’.


Edith Heard, professor in epigenetics and cellular memory, will give the opening lecture of Life2020. Heard is Director General of European Molecular Biology Laboratory, the intergovernmental organisation for basic research in the life sciences. The second keynote speaker is John Duncan, neuroscientist at the University of Cambridge, writer of the popular science book How Intelligence Happens, and winner of the Heineken Prize 2012 of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Other renowned speakers who have already confirmed are Hans CleversYvette van Kooyk and Jack Pronk.

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Life is a unique annual congress covering all disciplines and scales in the Dutch Life Sciences, from femtometer to kilometer, from cell to planet. Life2020 stands for high quality science, inspiration, discussion, exploration, connection, networking and knowledge utilisation under the heading Networks in Life. For an impression of what Life is all about view the aftermovie and pictures of Life2019, the previous successful edition, at

Scientists in all career phases from all different disciplines in the Life Sciences, including researchers in the Life Sciences at the Universities of Applied Sciences, industry and policy makers are warmly invited.

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Do you want to relive the conference of 2019? Watch the after movie below!

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