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Liveable Planet Interdisciplinary Collaborations: Jessica Kiefte-De Jong (LUMC) and Paul Behrens (FWN) on Food & Sustainability - Discussion Meeting + Network Drinks

Friday 2 June 2023
Van Steenis building, Room F1.04

On Friday the 2nd of June from 15:30-17:00 the Liveable Planet event “Interdisciplinary Collaborations” will take place at the Van Steenis building, Room F1.04. Here, researchers can learn everything about how to set up successful interdisciplinary collaborations and meet each other over drinks.

Why should you attend this event? We’ll give you three reasons:

  1. Get advice on how to set up interdisciplinary collaboration from experienced researchers Jessica Kiefte-de Jong, professor and head of research at Leiden University Medical Centre, and Paul Behrens, Assistant Professor at the institute of Environmental Sciences and 2023 Frontiers Planet Prize winner.
  2. Be introduced to the 2023-2024 interdisciplinary starter grants (KIEM-call) for early career researchers and ask questions to projectleader Caroline de Ruijter.
  3. Take the opportunity to meet and exchange with other sustainability researchers in the Liveable Planet network over (free) drinks.

Our speakers will be Jessica Kiefte-de Jong, professor of Population Health and head of research at the department of Public Health and Primary at LUMC, and Paul Behrens, associate professor of Environmental Change at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and 2023 Frontiers Planet Prize winner.

The conversation will be led by moderators Eefje Cuppen (Professor at FGGA, Director of Rathenau Institute) and Annemiek de Looze (PhD Candidate at FGGA, Young Liveable Planet), and will go into our speakers’ experiences in setting up interdisciplinary collaboration, resulting in several interdisciplinary outputs around the theme of food, sustainability & health, i.e. a book chapter, a journal article, and shared grant applications.

Furthermore, Project manager Caroline de Ruiter will be present, who will tell you more about the “kiembeurzen” starter grants of 10.000 to support interdisciplinary research initiatives by early career researchers. The goal of this meeting is to learn from the first-hand experiences of interdisciplinary Leiden researchers, and to inspire new collaborations. The event will be followed by an opportunity to meet people in the network over drinks.

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The Liveable Planet programme is one of the eight interdisciplinary programmes that were launched at Leiden University in 2020

Leiden’s Liveable Planet programme aims to combine scientific, policy, socio-cultural and historical/archaeological research at Leiden University into coherent research with which we can tackle the major challenges of a transition to a habitable planet with ecological sustainability. The programme will  serve as a hub for the wide range of relevant research carried out within Leiden University and welcomes interaction with colleagues interested in contributing to the initiative within as well as outside of Leiden University.

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