30 & 31 May 2024, Maastricht University

DACG & NVK Spring Symposium

We are pleased to join forces with the Dutch Crystallography Society (NVK) for the Spring Symposium. The event will be hosted by Maastricht University on May 30 & 31, 2024.

This event aims to provide ample opportunity for fruitful discussion and dialogues between experts from different fields of crystallization and to incite collaborations at the international level between the different disciplines on the area of nucleation, crystallization, crystal growth and self-assembly.

An early career event will be hosted on May 30, focusing on MSc, PhD and post-docs future career opportunities. All participants to the early career gathering are kindly invited to bring a poster about their research. Please send the title of your poster before April 30, 2024 at info@dacg.nl. We will have two poster sessions dedicated to networking and brainstorming. Please indicate in your registration if you will be taking up this opportunity. The posters will remain in display throughout May 31st.

The DACG & NVK Spring Symposium will take place on May 31 featuring invited talks by renown researchers from the Netherlands and neighboring countries, contributed talks.



Registration for this event is now available via this website. Please fill in the registration form and proceed with the payment.

Title poster submission deadline:  15/05/2024
Registration deadline: 15/05/2024

Event fee:
The early career event lasts half day and takes place in the afternoon, on May 30, 2024. There will be a poster session and possibility to network. This half day event is meant for students, but if regular participants would like to join, they are welcomed to join.

The Spring Symposium lasts 1 day (31 May 2024). The registration fee includes refreshments, lunch and access to all talks.

The registration fee is €25 for members (DACG, NVK, DGKK, DGK, BGK)/ €40 for non-members per person. Please make sure you specify your affiliation (DACG, NVK, DGKK, DGK, BGK). If you are a member of multiple affiliations, please specify only one to which you would like to be associated with.

If you are a student (master or PhD), the registration fee is €25. There is a possibility for accommodation overnight ( 30 to 31 May 2024) in a subsidized Stayokay hostel. This accommodation is subsidized and facilitated by Maastricht University. For more details on accommodation  please contact us at info@dacg.nl. There will be no additional fee for the attendees joining the Early Career Event on 30 May.

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations must be made in writing.
Full details can be found in our terms and conditions. Submission of a registration is regarded as a firm booking (subject to availability) and acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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13:00 – 13:00     Welcome, coffee/tea and registration

13:30 – 14:00     My experience working in academia and industry

Dr Jacco van de Streek (Avant-garde Materials Simulation, Germany)

14:00 – 15:00     Posters

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee/tea break

15:30 – 16:30     Posters

16:30 – 17:00     Shedding light on the added functionality and function of bio(macro)molecular materials during processing and in-operando

Dr Jules Harings (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

18:00                   Drinks in the city center Maastricht

10:00 – 10:30    Welcome, registration and coffee

10:30 – 11:15     Keynote 1: to be announced

Prof dr Ken Haenen (Hasselt University, Belgium)

11:15 – 12:00    Exploring the world of atoms: recent advances in 3D atomic structure quantification using scanning transmission electron microscopy

Prof dr Sandra Van Aert (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

12:00 – 12:30    Structure and properties of low dimensional epitaxial oxides; interfaces and superlattices

Prof dr ir Gertjan Koster (Twente University, The Netherlands)

12:30 – 13:15     Lunch & posters

13:15 – 14:00     Keynote 3: Structural studies shed light on ciliary trafficking and implications in disease

Dr Shehab Ismail (KU Leuven, Belgium)

14:00 – 14:30    Using advanced crystallographic approaches to resolve how lazy photoreceptors work

Dr Olga Chukhutsina (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

14:30 – 15:00     Vitamin B12 scavenging and processing in bacteria

Prof dr Albert Guskov (University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

15:00 – 15:30     Coffee/tea break & posters

15:30 – 16:00     The road to high-entropy: sequential doping study of Ba2In2O5

Dr Giuditta Perversi (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

16:00 – 16:30     The perfect mirror materials for exploring our Universe

Dr Jessica Steinlechner / Dr Sebastian Steinlechner (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

16:30 – 18:00     Visit to Pathfinder / drinks & nibbles


30 &31 May at Maastricht University

How to get there
details coming soon


30 May 2024 (afternoon) –  early career event

31 May 2024 – DACG& NVK Spring Symposium


Maastricht University

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Paul-Henri Spaaklaan 1

6229 EN Maastricht


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