A study association needs committees for the organization of diverse activities. Almost all of the activities are organized by one of the committees of S.A. LIFE. There are a lot of different committees, from creative ones to ones with an educational purpose. There is, for example, a committee in charge of the organization of parties for all of the Life Science & Technology students, one for the evaluation of the educational programme and multiple committees for the study trips abroad.

Most of the committees are assembled at the beginning of the academic year, and consist of students that want to do something for LIFE. Every year there is an event, where all the members including the freshmen can orientate themselves with the different committees of S.A. LIFE. The board and graduate students are present at this event to answer all of the questions and help them choose the committee that matches the best with their interests.

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AlCoLI

After a long day of practicals, lectures and studying there is the possibility to enjoy a beer at one of the drinks of S.A. LIFE. Without beer there are no drinks and without barkeepers no beer! They do this every week on Wednesday in the ‘Bar het Lab’ at the new Applied Sciences Building in Delft and once a month on Thursday in the Science Club at the Gorlaeus Laboratoria in Leiden. Next to the weekly drinks, the AlCoLI also organizes drinks with a theme like the Mexican drinks or the karaoke drinks.

The AlCoLI 2018-2019 is constituted on September the 17th 2018 during the 76th General Assembly and on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Deborah Boes (Chairwoman)
  • Ming Him Hau (Secretary)
  • Florian Wafelman (Treasurer)
  • Celine Jilesen (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Tom Jongejan (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Sanne Peeters (Commissioner LeGo)
  • Marieke Warmerdam (QQ)
  • Martijn Wissink (QQ)

Almanakcie

Every year the Almanakcie makes a yearbook for all of the members of S.A. LIFE. The last themes were “Ontspoord”, “LIFE in Picture”, “Once Upon a LIFE”, “Connectie”, “Overleven”, “Buitenaards” and “Samenleven”.  The Almanakcie gives everybody the chance to get in the yearbook. Next to all of the beautiful moments in LIFE, the yearbook contains information about the education, writings from diverse persons, other associations and all of the committees from LIFE.

The Almanakcie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Alexander Wijn (Chairman)
  • Johanna van Vliet (Secretary)
  • Manon Sloeserwij (Treasurer)
  • Myrte van der Stappen (Commissioner of acquisition)
  • Scott van der Veer (Commissioner of Design)
  • Paula van der Meer (QQ)

ASc

Applied Sciences connect (ASconnect) is a career event especially organised for Applied Sciences students! It will be organised by students from four different AS studies: Life Science & Technology, Molecular Science & Technology, Nanobiology and Applied Physics. Companies related to these studies will present themselves and show what it means to work in the field. Therefore, it will give students a better understanding of what opportunities they have after graduation.

ASc can be reached at asconnect@tudelft.nl

The Applied Sciences connect committee 2018-2019:

  • Carsten van den Kamp (Chairman, VvTP)
  • Céline Kleij (Secretary, Hooke)
  • Gabriela van Leersum (Treasurer, LIFE)
  • Shanin Sebrattan (Commissioner of Logistics, TG)
  • Mees Fox (QQ LIFE)
  • Juancito van Leeuwen (QQ Hooke)
  • Sophie Winkenius (QQ TG)
  • Mathijs van Kouwen (QQ VvTP)

BaCOLI

Without a study there is no need for a study association, so there is a committee assembled to safeguard the level of education. The first one consists of students from different years of the bachelor, the BaCOLI.  The BaCOLI’s represent the general opinion of their representative year about the lectures and teachers. If there are points of improvement, these are discussed with the education committee (EC) and the Commissioner of Education & Internal Affairs. Via this pathway problems in the educational program are signaled in an early stage and everybody can work on the improvement of the study Life Science & Technology.

The BaCOLI 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Carli Koster (EC)
  • Elsa Coolen (EC)
  • Iris Cornelissen
  • Jonah Anderson (EC)
  • Martijn Bootsma (EC)
  • Max Nijman
  • Lisanne Giebel (QQ)

Batcie

The Batavierenrace committee organizes the logistics for the team Run4LIFE at the Batavierenrace. This is the biggest relay race of the world. It starts every year at the University Sportscenter of Nijmegen and goes all the way to Twente University of Technology. De Batcie takes care of the enrollment of the members of LIFE, the overnight stay, dinner and training.

The Batcie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Rolf Corstjens (Chairman)
  • Hod Cohen (Secretary)
  • Laurie Heijink (Treasurer)
  • Martijn van der Zwet (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Marieke Warmerdam (QQ)

BrAcCoLI

The BrAcCoLI is the committee of LIFE which organizes diverse activities during the year. Next to all the studying, the students need time to relax, which the BrAcCoLI takes care of. Every year they organize a Christmas dinner and various parties. They also organize activities like laser gaming or a casino night.

The BrAcCoLI 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Ewout Buijs (Chairman)
  • Pepien Rubbens (Secretary)
  • Marije van de Ven (Treasurer)
  • Lisa Melman (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Eline Driesse (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Alex Klinkenberg (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Lisanne Giebel (QQ)

Brouwcie

Life Science & Technology students love to drink beer, but what is even more fun is drinking your own brewed beer! LST students love fermentation, a process that you use to brew your own beer. The Brouwcie uses its knowledge from the lectures about yeast to brew the perfect beer. All the members of LIFE can enjoy this beer at the barbecue at the end of the year.

The Brouwcie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Zev Hessels (Chairman)
  • Sterre Lindenburg (Secretary)
  • Ralf Blok (Treasurer)
  • Timo van Reeuwijk (Commissioner of Brewing Process)
  • Robin van der Haar (Commissioner of Promotion and Activities)
  • Martijn Wissink (QQ)

BuLaCo

This committee has the goal to organize an annual study trip within Europe. This trip is especially organized for second and third year bachelor students. During the trip of 9-10 days a lot of Life Science companies, research groups, universities and institutions are visited. Next to the educational part of the trip there is also time for relaxation and a cultural program.

The BuLaCo 2018-2019 is constituted on September the 17th 2017 during the 76th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Marjolein Willems (Chairwoman)
  • Yasmin van der Velden (Secretary)
  • Rolf Corstjens (Treasurer)
  • Maxim van Delft (Commissioner of Companies and Universities)
  • Devi Sietaram (Commissioner of Companies and Universities)
  • Nigell de Ronde (Commissioner of Funds and Acquisition)
  • Paula van der Meer (QQ)

DeVincie

The best wine, is wine that you’ve made yourself. LIFE has a committee that makes a new wine every year. Before they made wine with just a fruity taste, coming academic year this will change. We are working on making wine from hand-picked grapes. The wines are presented at the barbecue at the end of the year just like the beers and other brewed liquor.

The DeVincie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Lilo Crasborn (Chairwoman)
  • Lisa Kleinjan (Secretary)
  • Laura Koerts (Treasurer)
  • Sonja Malaj (Commissioner of Taste and Logbook)
  • Mees Fox (QQ)

EjAccie

When you start at the university, it is important to know the people of your year. You sit next to each other during the lectures every day and you have to do the practicals together. This is the reason that LIFE has a first year activity committee. The committee exists of freshmen and one member of the board. They organize diverse activities for the freshmen only!

The EjAccie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Fabian Mulder (Chairman)
  • Amber Markus (Secretary)
  • Yared Pijman (Treasurer)
  • Marc van der Toorn (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Rose Vossen (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Tanja van der Toorn (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Paula van der Meer (QQ)

ExcurCie

During the study trips you visit a lot of different companies in different countries, but the companies that are close to the university are hardly ever visited by LIFE. Because of this, an excursion committee has been introduced three years ago. The committee organizes different excursions to companies and universities within the Netherlands.

The ExcurCie 2018-2019 is constituted on September the 17th 2018 during the 76th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Philip Goemans (Chairman)
  • Sara Beekman (Secretary)
  • Nino Verwei (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Rosalie Wouters (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Mees Fox (QQ)

Faculty committees

LIFE organizes various activities in cooperation with other associations. Most of these activities are organizes by a Faculty-wide Committee, consisting of a member from every involved association. In Leiden and Delft there are faculty-wide parties as the FWN Faculty Party and LABdance organized respectively by the Faculty Party committee and the FeCo. There is also a Science Prom, Open Mic night and a Science Quiz organized in Leiden. The following members of S.A. LIFE have taken place in one of these faculty-wide committees:

  • Martijn van der Zwet (Faculty Party committee)
  • Sophie van Houweninge (Science Gala committee)
  • Loïs Gall (Open Mic Night)
  • Michaël Smit (Science Quiz)
  • Iza Muradin (FeCo)

FamBrOZcie

To show our families what a day as a Life Science & Technology student looks like, the FamBrOZcie organizes a family day. LST students are invited to bring their parents, brothers and sisters to experience working in in a lab, follow a real LST lecture and much more.

The FamBrOZcie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Suzanne van Zwol (Chairwoman)
  • Jeroen Punt (Secretary)
  • Myrthe Koppers (Treasurer)
  • Karen Vermeulen (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Thijs van Schoor (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Martijn Wissink (QQ)

IntroCie

Study association LIFE and the Management of Education of LST think it is important for the freshmen to get to know each other before the academic year starts. The IntroCie is the introductory weekend committee of LIFE who take care of this whole weekend. They organize a weekend for the freshmen of Life Science & Technology. The committee is responsible for the creative and logistic realization of the weekend. The freshmen get to know each other during the weekend and they learn about every aspect of LIFE.

The IntroCie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Jelle Hoek (Chairman)
  • Minke Gabriels (Secretary)
  • Timon Olsthoorn (Treasurer)
  • Sanneke Rotteveel (Commissioner of Freshmen)
  • David Nederstigt (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Lieke Herbschleb (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Lisanne Giebel (QQ)

Kascie

The Kascie is the financial checking organ of study association LIFE. They check the accountancy twice a year and give advice to the General Meeting of Members about if they should approve the proposed financial realization. The Kascie consists mostly of old Chairmen and old Treasurers of S.A. LIFE. The current members of the Kascie are:

  • Charlotte Koster
  • Folkert Kan
  • Rik Volger
  • Sam de Jong
  • Jildau Bras
  • Donna Duiker
  • Lisa Büller
  • Roos Groenewoud
  • Judith Teeuwisse

LaLacie

The bachelor trip is for second and third year students of the bachelor. For the first year students of the bachelor there is also a studytrip. Every year the LaLacie organizes a short studytrip within Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg or Germany, especially for freshmen. The committee exists of freshmen only and onw member of the board. They will organize a trip on the educational level of the first year of the bachelor.

The LaLacie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Roos Beijer (Chairman)
  • Floor Adriaansens (Secretary)
  • Madeleine Dame (Treasurer)
  • Yara den Heijer (Commissioner of Logistics)
  • Olivier Muzerie (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Mees Fox (QQ)

LIFE Goes On

Even after you graduate as a Master of Life Science and Technology, LIFE is not over yet. The alumni committee LIFE Goes On consists of one master student and a couple of alumni who organize activities especially for the alumni. They organize drinks, a career event and a reunion, so the alumni can still see each other after their graduation and their knowledge can be shared with the students. For more information about the activities of this committee, you can send an e-mail to lgo@svlife.nl.

De LGO-committee consists of the following persons:

  • Jildau Bras (Chairwoman)
  • Josefine Nieuwenhuijse-Teeler
  • Jonna Bouwknegt
  • Sander Mallon
  • Daan Koper
  • Lars Puiman
  • Mees Fox (QQ)

Liqcie

The liquor committee, or the Liqcie, makes its own liquor. It is against the law to distillate your own liquor, but there are other ways to make liquor. The committee determines the liquor that the other members can taste at the barbecue at the end of the year.

The Liqcie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • René Voorwalt
  • Bian Haan
  • Christella Krull
  • Maud Adams
  • Stijn Philips
  • Marieke Warmerdam (QQ)

LuCo

In September 2019 S.A. LIFE will celebrate its 20th birthday, which will be the start of the fourth “lustrum” year of our study association. This will be a year filled with festive activities, which will be organized by our Lustrum Committee.

The LuCo 2018-2020 is constituted on September the 17th 2018 during the 76th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Demi van den  Blink (Chairwoman)
  • Marit Brugmans (Secretary)
  • Linda Li (Treasurer)
  • Jimmy van Zanten (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Brent van Schagen (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Lisanne Giebel (QQ)

Macie

Every other year there is an international study trip for master students of Life Science & Technology. During the trip they will visit institutes, companies and universities that work on Life Sciences and Biotechnology. The students get to know their potential employers and get a taste of the work environment and the culture abroad in intercontinental countries is like. Four years ago the master study trip went to South-Korea and Japan, two years ago 29 students and a staff member went on an 18-day-long trip to California. In the summer of 2017 the new master trip will go to Boston and Toronto!

The Macie 2017-2019 is constituted on September the 18th 2017 during the 72th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Renzo Rozenbroek (Chairman and Treasurer)
  • Janine Nijenhuis (Secretary)
  • Roderick de Kat Angelino (Commissioner of Visitations)
  • Ilse Pardijs (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Timothy Vogelaar (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Marieke Warmerdam (QQ)

MaCo Delft

LIFE had a committee that organizes activities for the master students in Leiden, but no committee for the master students in Delft. Since 2017 a new committee was formed that organizes educational and social activities for the master students in Delft and their first activity, the international dinner, turned out to be a big succes!

The MaCo Delft 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Daiva Ponsen
  • Glenn Bohms
  • Joel Clotet
  • Víctor Puig I Laborda
  • Marieke Warmerdam (QQ)

MaCo Leiden

Our association also organizes activities for our master students. The MaCo Leiden is a joint committee of CDL and LIFE and thus it consists of members from both associations. This committee organizes educational and social activities for all master students in Leiden from the masters Life Science and Technology and Chemistry.

The MaCo Leiden 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Joost Wijnakker (Chairman)
  • Dorijn Markus (Secretary)
  • Maaike Bril (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Marttijn Wissink (QQ)

Musicie

For the musicians of LIFE there is the opportunity to join the one and only LIFE band. The LIFE band performs at multiple LIFE events, like the parent and sibling days and other activities.

The Musicie is constituted on November the 13th 2017 during the 73rd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Aion van der Lecq (Guitar)
  • Jelle Vooijs (Bass & Guitar)
  • Leanne van Bentem (Vocals)
  • Mads Christensen (Guitar)
  • Marika Zegers (Vocals)
  • Roderick de Kat Angelino (Drums)
  • Ruben Walen (Piano)
  • Tom van den Brenk (Guitar)

Specie

For the 175th birthday of the TU Delft with the theme Technology for Life, LIFE couldn’t resist to help and organize a suited event. This year the Specie will organize the Fermentation Festival, where teams can sign up, brew there own beer and present this beer at the Fermentation Festival. Because the Fermentation Festival turned out to be a big success, the Fermentation Festival will be organised also in 2018 by the Specie.

The Specie 2018-2019 is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Tom van den Brenk (Chairman)
  • Aquilla van den Berg (Secretary)
  • Iris van Santen (Treasurer)
  • Niels Kerkhof (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Sam Houdijk (Commissioner of Promotion)
  • Mees Fox (QQ)
  • Paula van der Meer (QQ)

Sympocie

The Sympocie is the committee that organizes the Life Science Symposium every other year. The members of the committee are busy for two years to organize the symposium. They take care of all the national and international speakers for the day. They are also responsible for the theme, which is always interesting for the LST students, but also for staff members from both the universities and other interested parties. For more information you can visit their website: www.lifesciencesymposium.nl. The new Sympocie will organise the 8th Life Science Symposium in 2018.

The Sympocie 2018-2020 is constituted on September the 17th 2018 during the 76th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Casper van der Luijt (Chairman)
  • Arlette Nieuwesteeg (Secretary)
  • Carli Koster (Treasurer)
  • Angelique Pothuizen (Commissioner of Speakers)
  • Martijn van der Zwet (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Martijn Wissink (QQ)

VoLcie

Four times a year all of the association members receive their copy of the Vision of LIFE. In this magazine there is an overview of all the coming activities, the experiences of members from previous activities, articles about some of our alumni and special experiences of current Life Science & Technology students during their studies or their jobs, interviews and a lot more. The VoLcie manages all the interviews and puts together a beautiful Vision every time. You can see an online version of the Vision of LIFE here: Vision of LIFE

The VoLcie is constituted on September the 17th 2017 during the 76nd General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Arlette Nieuwesteeg (Chairwoman)
  • Maaike Bril (Secretary)
  • Marijn van den Brink (Commissioner of Design)
  • Maaike Verhoeks (Commissioner of Interviews)
  • Santoesha Ghisai (Commissioner of Acquisition)
  • Paula van der Meer (QQ)

WebCo

In 2016 the WebCo was started. The WebCo helps the board to improve the website and with other digital and programming challenges.

The WebCo is constituted on November the 13th 2018 during the 77rd General Assembly and on February the 20th 2019 during the 78th General Assembly and consists of the following persons:

  • Timon Olsthoorn
  • Frank Rood
  • Paula van der Meer (QQ)