CCSS Complexaton Kickoff Meeting


Have you ever been fascinated by interdisciplinary team effort solving societal challenges? Do you or do you know any Master’s students and/or PhD candidates who want to team up and make new accomplishments in Corona times? If so, the brand new competition CCSS Complexaton has some amazing challenges in store, with a €1000 cash prize for the winning team! There will be generous prizes for runners-up as well.

This is the kickoff meeting that you will hear more about the overall setup of the Complexaton and the challenges presented by the corresponding representatives. Of course, there are also opportunities to ask questions before you make up your mind to participate. Everyone is welcome!

For more details about the Complexaton and the registration, please check here.


15:00-15:15 Overall setup
Prof. dr. Henk Dijkstra, CCSS (UU)

15:15-15:30 Challenge 1: Pathways for affordable, sustainable and healthy diets
Dr. Gideon Kruseman, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

15:30-15:45 Challenge 2: Diversity and perturbation relationship in spatially implicit high dimensional models
Dr. Rubén Díaz Sierra, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED)
Dr. Mara Baudena, Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development (UU)

15:45-16:00 Challenge 3: Predicting the metabolism of bacteria from on incomplete genome data
Dr. Bas E. Dutilh, Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity (UU)

16:00-16:15 Challenge 4: Regional Embodied Knowledge Flows
Dr. Carla Do Rosario Costa, School of Economics (UU)

16:15-16:30 Challenge 5: Trawling through the rubbish: Data mining of the scientific literature on marine plastic pollution
Dr. Erik van Sebille, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (UU)

16:30-16:45 Challenge 6: Networks and chemical evolution of oil paintings
Dr. Yuliia Orlova, Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (UvA)

16:45-17:00 Challenge 7: "Free-riding" vs. "Free-driving" How Geoengineering might shape international climate negotiation
Dr. Claudia Wieners, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (UU)

Meeting Details

There will be eight 15-min presentations from the speakers including Question & Answer.

To attend this meeting, please click this link at 15:00 on Monday November 16th 2020.

You are free to join the event without a Microsoft Teams account, the link above will direct you to open Teams on the web or download the program, and you can easily join the event as a guest in Teams.

Need more instructions? Check this page or this short video.

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