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SmB Cafe October 2021 @ PLNT

Thursday the 14th

This month we'll host our SmB Cafe at PLNT again! And as we do, we like our PLNT events to be themed and this time we will be bringing you different approaches and uses of AI (Artificial Intelligence)!



Identifying true targets in oncology

Jan-Jaap Verhoef

Imuno is pioneering the power of machine learning to build a structure-based discovery engine to identify cancer-specific epitopes that can be exploited by novel therapeutic strategies. Our discovery engine not only identifies epitopes that are 100% unique to a patient's tumor, it selects those have the best properties for therapeutic targeting.


AI as a service for bioscience and drug research

Erwin Haas

Landscape is a Dutch data science company that believes we can build an awesome and positive future with data and AI, when we focus on value (for humans), don't over- or underestimate it and keep it responsible and explainable. 

They do data science projects, build AI-solutions and give workshops for multiple sectors, with an increasing focus on Bioscience, where there is a lot of potential for machine learning given the amount of data. This potential is what we'll be going into today. 


Social Robots

Joost Broekens

Joost Broekens studies Artificial Intelligence, in particular Affective Computing and the interaction between humans and socially interactive agents. He is the President Elect of the Association for the Advancement of Affective Computing (AAAC), which is the main international organisation in his research field. He is an assistant professor and head of the Affective Computing and Human Robot Interaction group at the Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS) of Leiden University. Finally, he is also co-founder and CTO of Interactive Robotics, enabling students from any age to learn with and from social robots.


Let us know if you'll be there!

Attendance to Science meets Business events is free of charge. However, in order to know how many seats, drinks and snacks we should provide, we would like to know how many people to expect. This is why we kindly request you register for the events if you are joining, and please let us know if you will no longer be able to attend (no hard feelings). See you soon!

Extra COVID-note: If you cannot show a valid, personal QR-code, we will not be able to accept you at our event, unfortunately. Please make sure you have one!

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Location & Time

PLNT Leiden

Langegracht 70

2312 NV Leiden


17:00 Walk-in

17:30 Start speakers

18:30 Networking Drinks

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