2015 ORC PhD trip to Canada

At the laboratory of Organic Chemistry in Wageningen we like tradition. Every two years a PhD study trip is undertaken and organised by PhD students. During this adventure we share knowledge, obtain new ideas and make new friends at research institutes all over the world. In April 2015 we will have a one week visit to east-Canada with 12 PhD students accompanied and supervised by ORC chair Prof. Dr. Han Zuilhof.

In Canada we will be stimulated on both a scientific and cultural level. In mini-symposia we share knowledge, scientific results and culture with each other. The strength of this format is the fact that we PhD students present our work to other PhD students in Canada. Fruitful discussions are at the horizon.

With previous success stories in Switzerland, Scotland and China the PhD study trip is recognized by our graduate school as an important part of the PhD curriculum. During the trip highly important skills like presenting and networking will be trained so we can develop ourselves as the scientists of the future.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Tjerk Sminia (Chairman)

Sweccha Joshi (Secretary)

Medea Kosian (Treasurer)

Digvijay Gahtory (Public relations officer)