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On 21 and 22 September 2022 NWO CHAINS, the annual Dutch Chemistry Conference, will be held in Veldhoven, The Netherlands. The theme for this edition is: The element of surprise!

It is the event where over 1.500 chemists, from PhD students and postdocs to professors and R&D scientists, in science and industry come together. NWO facilitates scientific networking, stimulates the exchange of scientific ideas and results and encourages collaboration by bringing the Dutch scientific community together.

NWO CHAINS was traditionally held in December, but in the past two years it could only take place online due to COVID-19 regulations. The advantages of an increased possibility for a live edition outweighed the disadvantages of moving NWO CHAINS. A live edition allows for profound interaction and offers junior scientists the opportunity to (finally) present their work to a physical audience.

CHAINS is made possible by NWO Domain Science, Top Sector Chemistry, KNCV, InnovatieLink, VNCI and KNAW.