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Netherlands Institute for Catalysis Research
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1098 XH Amsterdam

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Due to the current situation related to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone the workshop from April 20 and 21, 2020 to fall 2020.

It is at present not possible to hold such events at TU Eindhoven due to restricted building access and travel permission policies, which are maintained at least until the end of the month April.

We apologize for having to postpone the workshop, but the current situation does not leave us any other options.


The new date for the course will be November 5-6, 2020 at the same location.


Registrations will in principle be kept alive and transferred to the new date. If you happen to not being able to join the course because of other obligations on these dates, we will 100% refund the paid registration fees via the payment method you used for registration. In this case, please send an email to to ask for reimbursement.


Looking forward to meeting you in Eindhoven in November,


the organization committee.

Thierry Slot: 10 Weeks at Fudan University

Thierry Slot  spent a research visit at Fudan University in Shanghai, China as part of the Research Priority Area (RPA) Sustainable Chemistry at the University of Amsterdam.

He wrote a nice blog his experiences in China.  Not just about the science, but also about the other things he did and enjoyed in China.

Read the full travel report here