S4L Cafés

The S4L Cafés are an attractive meeting place for new and established scientists from our S4L community. Typically, a S4L Café hosts two  presentations with speakers from different backgrounds, presenting and discussing their latest research on related scientific topics. 

The goal is to promote community building among the more fundamental and technology-oriented researchers of Utrecht life sciences, and to inspire each other with examples of ongoing research and technologies. Participants come from the whole S4L community, ranging from the Faculties of Science and Veterinary Medicine, UMCU, Princess Maxima Centre and the Hubrecht Institute. The science part is followed by drinks & bites, so S4L Cafés are inspiring and fun to attend!

Upcoming S4L Cafés are also announced under events and via the Life Sciences newsletter.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Monday, March 25, 2024
Tessa Sinnige, Bijvoet Centre for Biomolecular Research, Faculty of Science
Paula Perez Pardo, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty iof Science
Aggregtion of alpha-synuclein in worms and the role of the microbiome in the gut-brain axis.   

Monday, June 3, 2024

Monday September 25, 2024

Monday, December 2, 2024


Past events:

Monday September 18, 2023
Anne Rios, Princess Máxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology
Saskia Suijkerbuijk, Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity, Faculty of Science
Cellular dynamics, quantitative imaging and organoids for cancer treatment

June 19, 2023
Monica Garcia Gomez, Theoretical Biology, Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity, Faculty of Science
Sanne Abeln, AI Technology for Life, Dept. of Information and Computing Sciences, Faculty of Science
Modeling and AI for the Life Sciences

April 17, 2023
Frederik Verweij, Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity, Fac. of Science
Esther Nolte-‘t Hoen, Dept. Biomolecular Health Sciences, Fac. of Veterinary Medicine
Regulators and intruders of intercellular communication by Extracellular Vesicles

March 6, 2023
Daan Weits, Institute of Environmental Biology 
Mylene de Ruijter, UMCU, Dept. of Orthopedics
The sense(ing) of oxygen in plants and fabricated mammalian tissues

June 13, 2022
Corette Wierenga, Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity  
Cristiane de Morais Smith, Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Brain functioning: cellular dynamics and quantum consciousness

March 28, 2022
Geert Kops, Hubrecht Institute
Susanne Lens, UMCU  

January 24, 2022 (online) 
Aletta Kraneveld, Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences 
Ronnie de Jonge, Institute of Environmental Biology 
Wonders of the Microbiome

September 20, 2021 (online)
Mike Boxem, Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity, Utrecht University 
Epithelial cell polarisation and specialization in C. elegans
Katharina Sonnen, Hubrecht Institute  
Signalling dynamics in the control of embryonic development and tissue homeostasis

May 31, 2021 (online)
Marvin Tanenbaum, Hubrecht Institute 
Gene Expression Dynamics 
Raoul de Groot, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Corona Viruses in Humans and Animals

March 29, 2021 (online)
Celia Berkers, Faculties of Science and Veterinary Medicine
Unravelling metabolic dependencies in cancer and autoimmunity
Alexander van Oudenaarden, Hubrecht Institute
Ribosomal profiling in single cells