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The following esteemed scholars are joining us for the opening address, interviews and panel discussion at Crafting your career:

Prof. dr. Hans Clevers

Hans Clevers is a professor in Molecular Genetics and director of the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht. He obtained his PhD in 1985 at Utrecht University and was a professor of Immunology between 1991 and 2002. In 2001 he received the Spinoza Prize, the "Dutch Nobel prize," for his scientific accomplishments. He became president of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012. In 2013 he was awarded the 3 million dollar Breakthrough Prize in the Life Sciences for his work.

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Prof. dr. Jan Zaanen

Jan Zaanen is Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Institute-Lorentz, Leiden University. His core research interests are in the subject of quantum matter. In 2006, Zaanen received the Spinoza prize for his scientific accomplishments. He is also well known for his many editorial contributions to the journals Science and Nature. He is on the board of reviewing editors of the former, and editorial advisor of the latter journal.

Dr. Ruth Müller

Ruth Müller is a researcher at the Research Policy Institute, Lund University. Müller earned her doctorate from the Department of Social Studies of Science at the University of Vienna on an interview-based study about the effects of current career rationales on working relations in the life science labs. She is interested in how the academic landscape in which today’s scientists develop their careers influences their working practices.

Prof. dr. Jaap Goudsmit

Jaap Goudsmit is Director and Chief Scientist of the Crucell Vaccine Institute, the Janssen Center of Excellence for Immunoprophylaxis and Professor of Vaccinology and Immunoprophylaxis at the Academic Medical Center (AMC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).

He is the founding chair and board member of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). He is cofounder of the European AIDS Vaccine initiative with Harvard University (Cambridge, US). Jaap Goudsmit collaborates in research on influenza with the Scripps Research Institute (San Diego, US) and has authored over 500 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Prof.dr. Fransiska de Jong

Franciska de Jong is a full professor of language technology at the University of Twente. She is also director of the Erasmus Studio (EUR). She studied Dutch language and literature at the University of Utrecht, and holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics. Currently, her main research interest is in the field of multimedia indexing, text mining, semantic access, cross-language retrieval and the disclosure of cultural heritage collections. She is frequently involved in international programme committees, expert groups and review panels, and has initiated a number of EU-projects. Since 2008 she is a member of the Governing Board of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

Dr. Bart Penders

Bart Penders is an assistant professor at Maastricht University, School for Public Health and Primary Care, Department of Health, Ethics & Society. His research deals with the normative effects of large-scale life sciences. He holds an MSc in biology (cum laude) from the Catholic University of Nijmegen (currently: Radboud Univerity) in which he specialized in evolutionary microbiology and extremophile microbiology. He received his PhD degree in 2008 from Maastricht University (the Netherlands), in the field of Science and Technology Studies. His PhD research dealt with the politics of large scale collaboration. Penders is currently a fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Network Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.

Prof. dr. Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers is University Professor and holds the Chair in New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. He is also Director of the Govcom.org Foundation (Amsterdam) and the Digital Methods Initiative. Rogers is a Web epistemologist, an area of study where the main claim is that the Web is a knowledge culture distinct from other media. Rogers concentrates on the research opportunities that would have been improbable or impossible without the Internet. He earned his PhD and MSc in Science Studies at the University of Amsterdam, and his B.A. in Government and German at Cornell University. Previously, Rogers worked as a researcher in Computer Related Design at the Royal College of Art (London); in Design and Media at the Jan van Eyck Academy (Maastricht); in Technology Assessment at the Science Center Berlin (WZB); and in Strategic Computing in the Public Sector at Harvard University (JFK School).

Dr. Barend van der Meulen

Barend van der Meulen is head of the department for Science System Assessment of the Rathenau Institute. His main area of interest is the dynamics of science and science policy, and the instruments used to formulate science policy. Van der Meulen studied Chemistry and Dynamics of Science at VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam. In 1992, he was awarded a doctorate by the University of Twente with a dissertation examining science evaluation. Between 1992 and 1996, he was a researcher and policy advisor to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Until April 2009, he held a professorial appointment with the Science, Technology and Policy Studies department at the University of Twente.

Dr. Frank Kupper

dr. Frank Kupper works at the crossroads of science and society. As an assistant professor of Science Communication at the Athena Institute, VU University Amsterdam, he contributes to the dialogue between science and society. Frank studied biology and philosophy and received his PhD degree for a design of a democratic ethics for animal biotechnology. Beside his academic work, Frank started ‘Mens-in-de-Maak’ as a laboratory for public thinking. As a moderator of workshops and events, he likes to combine his passions for science and theatre. He uses creative techniques, such as theatrical improvisation, for a playful reflection on the dynamics of science, politics and culture.

Lieselotte Nooyen

Lieselotte works on leadership development and innovation. In both cases she uses principles from improvisational theatre to work on mindset and skills, because both the improvisation stage and the work stage are high-performance places under constant change.