The yearly Bijvoet Symposia allows PhD candidates in the Bijvoet Center to present their research to the entire institute, combined with external speakers. Over the years, a large number of excellent speakers have presented at the symposium. Without exception the invited speakers were top-scientists that have contributed significantly to the progress of their respective areas of science. You may have a look at the historical speaker page.

The next Bijvoet  Symposium will take place on 10 April, 2017 in the Auditorium of Media Plaza, in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht.  The symposium will feature talks from selected PhD candidates and postdocs from the research groups in the Bijvoet Center and the meeting this year will be in the theme “Bijvoet meets industry”, with several excellent external speakers from (pharmaceutical) companies that do research that is very close to our research in the Bijvoet Center:

  • Gregg Siegal – ZoBio, Leiden: “An NMR Impact on Modern Drug Discovery
  • Maria van Dongen – Janssen: Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & JohnsonDrug Discovery Based on Mimicry of Functional Monoclonal Antibodies”
  • Adriana Carvalho de Souza – DSM Biotechnology, Delft: “Applied Industrial Analytics related to Biotechnology”
  • Linda Kaldenberg – Merus, Utrecht: “Application of HADDOCK in bispecific IgG drug design”


On-line registration for the Bijvoet Symposium 2017 is now closed.

CIMG0130The Bijvoet tutorial symposia, which have been organized since 1989, are devoted to various aspects of the structure, function and interaction of biomolecules. The meeting is intended for everybody interested in structural biology. All PhD candidates, postdoctoral fellows and staff members working at the Bijvoet Graduate School are expected to actively participate in this event. It creates unique possibilities to become fully aware of the multi-disciplinary approach that is necessary to solve problems related to the functioning of biomolecules.

PhD candidate of the Year
Before every Bijvoet Symposium, supervisors of our PhD candidates are asked to nominate people for the award of  PhD candidate of the Year. From all nominees, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Bijvoet Center selects the winning candidate, who receives a prize and is given the opportunity to present their research at the symposium.

The winners of the PhD candidate of the year award of the Bijvoet Center over the past years are: