Speakers keynote lectures National PhD Day 2017






Keynote speech by prof. Mike Jetten
The ‘magic’ mix for an outstanding career in science

Mike Jetten – Twitter – Linkedin – Faculty page
Prof Jetten is a world leader in the field of environmental microbiology and he received various prestigious prizes (ERC AG, spinoza, Gravitation) for his work on “impossible” anaerobic microbes. He is a member of several learned societies (KNAW, EA, EAM, EMBO) and in 2013 he was bestowed with a knighthood for his exceptional services to science. He regularly gives career workshops for young scientists with emphasis on diversity and intercultural communication. In September 2015, his team started the first Microbiology master education in the Netherlands.

What makes your lecture stand out?
My PNN lecture stands out as it provides self-confidence and academic leadership skills as magic ingredients for a successful career in science.

Description of lecture
With all modern developments and methodological advances, the future is bright for young scientist. Nevertheless, the impediments of a scientific career are often perceived as disproportionate. The continuous competition for projects and the lack of security are not appealing, especially for women that lack role models. In addition to scientific guidance, excellent university mentors should teach academic leadership skills that contribute up to 85% of your success. As a strong positive self-image is one of the best preparation for great achievements, positive feedback, praise and a growth mind set are essential ingredients for an outstanding career in science.

Keynote speech by prof. Maartje van der Woude
The power of showing your true colors instead of being 50 shades of grey

Maartje van der Woude – Twitter LinkedinFaculty page
Maartje van der Woude (1980) is Professor of Law & Society at Leiden University (the Netherlands) and holds her chair in the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance & Society. She is also affiliated with the Department of Criminology & Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo as a visiting professor and member of the NORDHOST: Nordic Hospitalities in a Context of Migration and Refugee Crisis research group. In the past, she held visiting positions at UC Berkeley’s Centre for the Study of Law & Society, UC Hastings College of the Law and the University of Maryland. Maartje holds a JD in Criminal Law, a MSc in Criminology (cum laude) and a PhD in Criminal Law & Criminology from Leiden Law School.

What makes your lecture stand out?
My wit and my brutal honesty in reflecting upon working in academia.

Description of lecture
Planning an academic career is hard as there are many uncertainties and limited possibilities. By reflecting on my own career path and by sharing some fortunate and less fortunate choices I’ve made over the years, I want to address the necessity and value of daring to stand out in the right way.

picture taken bij Liesbeth Dingemans