COVID-19 UPDATE
Due to current circumstances concerning the coronavirus pandemic, the Sophia Research Day 2020 is cancelled.
We hope welcome you to the 2021 edition of the Sophia Research Day

Sophia Research Day

The Sophia Research day is a yearly symposium devoted to the theme Sophia. The Sophia Research day offers the unique opportunity for young researchers affiliated with this theme to share their research results, broaden their networks, and learn from experienced researchers within as well as outside their field of expertise.

Together we have prepared a scientific and educational program addressing all different research fields within the theme Sophia. By submitting your abstract you can become part of this program!


Keynote speakers

The first keynote speaker of this year is Wieteke van Zeil. The other keynote speaker will be announced soon. Keynote speakers will share their vision on our theme ‘Think Big (Data)!’, each from their own perspective.


Keynote speakers

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Organizing Committee

The Sophia Research Day is organized by 6 young researchers affiliated with various departments within theme Sophia. Under supervision of the Sophia Research Committee, the following young researchers form the dedicated committee to make the Sophia Research Day 2020 a great success:



Function Name Department
President Bernadette Elders Pediatric Pulmonology Radiology and Nucleair Medicine
Internal Affairs Lotte Vlug Pediatric Gastroentereology & Pediatric Surgery
Internal Affairs Imke Ditters Centre for Lysosomal & Metabolic Diseases
Public Relations Marije van Dalen Child & Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology
Treasurer Denise Oudshoorn Neonatology
External Affairs Berthe van der Geest Obstetrics and Gynaecology & Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology