Hi all!

We hope you all had a great summer and a motivating start of the new academic year. To celebrate the start of this exciting new academic year, we are hosting the first CAPHRI PhD Kick-off Academic Year meeting on 21 October. You are invited to both parts of this meeting.


Part 1. Information session

12:30-13:45 CEST 

Hybrid (in-person @UNS60 and on Zoom)

We will first be joined by our Scientific Director, Silvia Evers, who will shortly introduce herself to the newer PhDs among us and will talk about CAPHRI and the exciting stuff that is coming up this academic year.

Next up is Jochen Cals. Together with Anke Oenema, Jochen is one of the confidential advisors of CAPHRI. He will explain what the confidential advisors do and when and how to reach out to them.

The final and largest part of the ‘official’ programme consists of an interactive session with a moderator and former PhD students from CAPHRI. Former CAPHRI PhD students will tell you more about their PhD trajectory, tips and tops, the work they are doing now, and much more. This is your chance to listen to and learn from former PhD students and ask all ​questions you might have. This part is interesting for new PhD students as well as PhD students who are almost finished!


Part 2. ‘Vlaai’ baking

14:15-16:15 CEST

In-person @ De Bisschopsmolen Maastricht

Afterwards, for the people who join in-person, we will head towards De Bisschopsmolen in Maastricht for a workshop: baking ‘vlaai’! You will learn how to make your own vlaai (a local type of pastry) and can bring your vlaai home after the workshop. De Bisschopsmolen is reachable by bike or public transportation. Note: A maximum of 40 persons will be able to participate in this ‘vlaai’ baking workshop, so make sure to register on time!

We hope to see you all there!


All the best,

The CAPHRI PhD Representatives
Monique, Lieve, Frederike and Ken