25 June 2019

Almost 300 PhD candidates and postdocs from DCMN, RIHS and RIMLS enjoyed an inspiring and tasty Midsummer Night Event. Dean a.i. Jan Smit opened the event, after which Louise Lagendijk presented about 'selfcare is healthcare and positive psychology’.

Louise’s dream is to help as many men and women as possible to feel happy, vital and balanced from soul to cell. From her own experience as a PhD candidate, she involved the whole audience in amusing and serious exercises with the aim to reduce stress.


All participants had been asked to come up with a delicious BBQ side dish. Many enthusiastic ideas had been submitted, ranging from "beer" to more serious suggestions. The contest was won by Yvonne Hartman, theme Vascular damage, (RIHS) and Natasja Balneger, theme Cancer development and immune defence, (RIMLS), who both suggested a mojito melon salad.


This 4th Midsummer Night Event ended with a joint barbeque (with the winning side dish!) until late at night, where the directors of the research institutes served the participants barbequed meat and vegetables.


More photos of this event can be found here.

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