Speedmeeting with Companies

Dear Master students and last year Bachelor students,
On the 12th of November S.A. LIFE will organise the annual career event ‘Speedmeeting with companies’ at TNW- Zuid (Applied Sciences) in Delft. During this event, representatives of the companies in the broad field of the Life Sciences will give a short pitch about their company. After the pitch, you will get the unique opportunity to engage in a conversation with companies’ representative in three separate rounds. After the three rounds there will be networking drinks at bar ‘Het Lab’. Walk-in is from 17:30 and the presentations will start at 18:00, the evening will close around 21:00. Sign up via this link.

There are three rounds and five companies, so you can choose between the following companies which will join this event.

Panorama Laboratories
At Panorama Laboratories, we use our knowledge of the bioscience laboratory environment, automation hardware and software engineering to automate documentation generation. By using smart sensor networks, we generate relevant laboratory data without changing any existing workflows. Our goal is to prevent scientists from spending time on documentation, so they can instead focus their time on what scientists are trained to do. Conduct science.

Polariks is a software company based in Den Haag that uses hyperspectral imaging and deep learning for the detection of plant growing conditions, diseases and fruit quality in open field row crops with a focus on viticulture (Growing of wine plants). We put hyperspectral sensors on tractors and allow farmers to collect individual plant information to support them in their daily decision making, to help them reduce chemicals and produce more sustainable, and help them optimize harvest quality. We are looking for people with skills and interest in image analysis/ processing, computer vision, machine learning/ deep learning and data science.

Applikon Biotechnology is a world leader in developing and supplying advanced bioreactor systems from laboratory, to pilot-, to production scale. Our mission is to provide reliable solutions for the bioprocess market that will enable an improved quality of Life. We support the pharmaceutical industry (vaccines, regenerative medicines, antibodies, tissues, bio-pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and biosimilars) as well as industrial microbiology (enzymes, food, feed, bio-fuel, bio-chemicals and bio-plastics) in their upstream process by implementing scalable platforms from initial screening through development to full-scale production. We continuously improve and launch new bioreactor systems as well as process analytics and software tools. By minimizing scale-up risks and shortening the time-to-market for our customers, we contribute to the improvement of Life Sciences. And that is our passion!

ICLON (only for Dutch speakers)
Interfacultair centrum voor lerarenopleiding, onderwijsontwikkeling en nascholing van de Universiteit Leiden. Het ICLON zorgt voor de verbinding tussen onderwijskennis en onderwijspraktijk: wetenschappelijke inzichten worden toegepast in klas of collegezaal. Omgekeerd zijn praktijkervaringen de impuls voor onderzoek naar en ontwikkeling van de praktijk van voortgezet en hoger onderwijs.
Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching (ICLON) connects theory and practice of teaching through the application of academic knowledge to issues of classroom practice. Also, issues of practice form the starting point for research in, and development of, secondary and higher education. ICLON is an interfaculty unit within Leiden University which provides undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education, in-service teacher training and services pertaining to educational design and innovation, staff development and organizational development for higher education.

Sanquin is responsible for safe and efficient blood supply in the Netherlands on a not-for-profit basis. Sanquin also develops and produces pharmaceutical products, conducts high-quality scientific research, and develops and performs a multitude of diagnostic services.



Een jaarlijks terugkerend vraagstuk zal donderdag 4 april beantwoord worden: wie hoopt (niet) volgend collegejaar onze mooie studieverening te besturen?! Dit jaar heeft deze vraag niet vijf, maar wel zes antwoorden! Kan jij geen seconde langer wachten dan noodzakelijk om antwoord te krijgen op deze vraag? Kom dan vanaf 20:00 uur naar de Bovenbar waar het KB zich zal onthullen!

Na afloop zullen we deze feestelijke avond voortzetten in de Hut waar al je vrienden, familie en huisgenoten welkom zijn!

Visit Yakult (Masters only)

Lively LIFE-member,

Have you ever thought about your bowel movement and contemplated: this has room for improvement? I have, and Yakult has as well! We have organized a tour of the company Yakult. Yakult is a probiotics company, best known by their little pink bottles. The tour will include a presentation, a tour of the factory and a lecture! You are probably thinking: That sounds amazing, where can I sign up? You can do that via this link. First come first serve so sign up quick!

Yakult is a company founded by Japanese scientist Minoru Shirota that produces a fermented drink by the same name containing 6,5 billion probiotic micro-organisms. On Friday April 12th from 9:45 to 12:00 the excursion to Yakult takes place in Almere. Besides a tour around the factory, a lecture “Microbiota and probiotic intervention” will be given. We will gather at 7:20 at delft station and 7:45 at Leiden central, after which we will go to Yakult. If you travel back with us you will be in Delft around 14:20, however your journey back is up to you.

Hugs and kisses
Excursion committee ’18 – ‘19

ProPharma Workshop

ProPharma Workshop

On Tuesday the 19th of March, S.A. LIFE will organise the ProPharma Workshop! Sign-up with this link. Free dinner will be served.

ProPharma Group is a single source provider for regulatory compliance, pharmacovigilance, medical information and life science consulting services throughout the full development lifecycle for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device companies. On the 19th of March, we as LST students will become consultants for an evening! Learn what consultancy is, what different kinds of consultancy there are and if it is something for you.

We will start with a brief introduction about ProPharma Group and the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) world. After dinner, there will be a case study on medicine production. The case study will be performed in teams, and the conclusions will be shared at the end with the group. Dinner will be served at 17:30 and the evening will start at 18:00. Around 21:00 the evening will come to an end.



LIFE kent als studievereniging maar liefst drie disputen: groepen binnen LIFE die extra gezellige activiteiten met elkaar organiseren en ondernemen. Ben jij benieuwd naar wat de chicks van XX uitspoken met elkaar, hoe de heeren van Prion ooit op het idee van Brassen in Labjassen zijn gekomen, of wat de wilde plannen van L.S.D. Viraal zijn? Kom dan langs op de VERLENGDE borrel en leer de disputen der S.V. LIFE kennen!

Company Dinner

Company Dinner

This year we organise a new event called the company dinner! Multiple companies will join you during a dinner where you have plenty of time to find out everything the companies have to offer.

Every company will give a short presentation at the beginning, after which everyone will join with the companies at the table. Every course, the groups will switch so everyone gets the time to meet every company. At the end, there will be time to talk to the company of your choice to ask any more questions you still have or talk about internships or jobs. The joining companies will be Applikon, DSM and Batavia Biosciences!

The event will take place at the Boterhuis located in Delft on the 21st of February. Walk-in will start at 18:00 and the dinner will end around 21:00. The costs are €20,- per person, for which you will receive a starter, main course and dessert and three drinks per person. You can sign up using this link.