24 Nov 2020
Science and innovation for future health

Feel the Chemistry - Health challenge

What role can science and innovation play in solving today’s global challenges? Celebrating 80 years of science and innovation, the tenants at Brightlands Chemelot Campus have joined forces to organize a Challenge Trilogy: a special series of three festive events developed to challenge the campus community to design a better future.

In this third and last Challenge, experts from our campus community will give you a brief overview of the latest developments in biomedical science and innovation. You will get insight into new directions for biomaterial and biobased solutions. The progress being made in cell science and new therapies for our future health will also be shared with the audience. By the end of this very interactive event, you will better understand the hopes and challenges for the future of people’s health.

On November 24, DSM, AMIBM and Lonza, three tenants at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, will share their vision on future health in a pitch to be challenged by the audience. This challenge will also include an interactive panel featuring startup Medace, located at the Brightlands Maastricht Health Campus and Professor Lorenzo Moroni from Maastricht University / MERLN, who can bridge the gap between the materials and cell science worlds. We guarantee you will feel the chemistry!

Feel the Chemistry festival - Health challenge

Register

Register now; due to corona guideline restrictions, the audience can join the event only online. No offline seats are available.

Programme

Feel the Chemistry festival
Time Activity
12:00 Òpening and welcome
Professor Dr. De Laporte, DWI-Leibniz Institut für Interaktive Materialien, RWTH Aachen
12:05 Sustainable materials in biomedical applications
Koen Janssen, Vice President Innovation, R&D and Sustainability at DSM Biomedical
12:20 Audience poll
12:25 Biobased materials; from plant to implant
Professor Dr. med. Stefan Jockenhövel, AMIBM 
12:40 Audience poll
12:45 Personalized medicine: hopes and challenges
Mrs. Behnaz Shokouhi, Head of Manufacturing Science & Technology at Lonza Netherlands
13:00 Audience poll
13:05 Panel discussion
13:30 Concluding ceremony

Moderator

  • Professor Dr. Laura De Laporte, DWI-Leibniz Institut für Interaktive Materialien, RWTH Aachen

Keynotes

  • Koen Janssen, Vice President Innovation, R&D and Sustainability for DSM Biomedical

  • Professor Dr. Med. Stefan Jockenhövel, Aachen Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (AMIBM)

  • Behnaz Shokouhi, Head of Manufacturing Science & Technology at Lonza Netherlands

Table guests

  • Lorenzo Moroni, Professor of Biofabrication for Regenerative Medicine at MERLN, Maastricht University

  • Kurt Gielen, Chief Business Officer Medace