Symposium/Networking event by DASH/Hanze Hogeschool | May 30

The Data Science Center in Health (DASH) of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) and the Hanze University of Applied Sciences (HanzeHogeschool) are committed to create a vibrant ‘AI community’ within Groningen and the region and want to pursue an active collaboration, develop an integrated view on data science and AI, collaborate in the fields of education and research, and share expertise.

Therefore, on Monday, May 30 we will organise a joint meeting. The aim of this symposium/networking event is to get to know each other better, learn from each other, and match research groups and/or students. The program includes ‘Pitch your project’ and ‘Speed dating’ sessions, and a ‘Networking event with drinks’. 

Date: Monday, 30 May 2022 (from 15.00-17.30 hours)
Location: ‘De Erlenmeyer’ of ‘Het Paleis’ (Boterdiep 111, 9712 LM Groningen)

Day Programme

  • 15.00 - Introduction by Wynand Alkema (HanzeHogeschool)
  • 15.10 - Data Science and eHealth in health care by Esther Metting (DASH, UMCG)
  • 15.30 - ‘Pitch your project’
    - Joeri van der Velde (Postdoc bioinformatics, Department of Genetics, UMCG)
    - Linda de Vries (Student HanzeHogeschool)
    - Ilse Broeders (Projectmanager Research Office, Lifelines)
    - Bas Doddema (Student HanzeHogeschool)
    - Natasha Maurits (Professor of Clinical Neuroengineering, CSIO, Department of Neurology, UMCG)
    - Eric Hoekstra (Student HanzeHogeschool)
    - Rick Pleijhuis (Internist-allergology/immunology, Department of Internal Medicine, - UMCG and healthcare entrepreneur)
    - Henrike Vaarstra (Student HanzeHogeschool)
    - Martijn Nawijn (Immunologist/molecular geneticist, GRIAC, UMCG)
    - Kylie Keijzer (Student HanzeHogeschool)
  • 16.30 - Speeddating
  • 17.00 - Looking back and closing by Carine Joosse and Frank Schröer (DASH, UMCG) and Wynand Alkema 
  • 17.10 - Poster presentations/Networking drinks

We would like to invite you to this meeting. Because the number of people, who can participate, is limited, we ask you to register with Jasper Bosman (, for staff and students of the HanzeHogeschool) or Michiel Hooiveld (, for staff and students of the UMCG).