Chairwoman | Chemistry of Life (M)
I am Hilde Roijackers and I am a first year master student Chemistry of Life. I joined the committee about two years ago and after a year of being a general member, I am now the chairman of the symposium committee for the second time. The theme of this year, hacking nature, is a very broad and interesting theme. One of the things that comes to my mind first is biomimicry for chemical applications such as new materials, but also genetically modified organisms and the physical limits of humans and nature as a whole. These subjects are very fascinating to me, both due to the research that is being performed and because of the ethical questions it gives rise to. With this symposium, I hope that the students will learn more about these interesting topics and that it will be an enjoyable and thought-provoking symposium!