eScience Center - Lorentz Competition

Each year, the Netherlands eScience Center and the Lorentz Center invite researchers to join the eScience Center – Lorentz competition. The workshop should bring together researchers and experts from the academic community and the public/ private sector.

The winner will organize a workshop at the Lorentz Center@Snellius in Leiden, the Netherlands.


What we seek

  • an innovative research problem that takes us beyond current boundaries
  • an open and interactive format, with few lectures
  • at least one scientific organizer based within and one outside the Netherlands
  • at least one scientific organizer from academia and one from the public/private sector


What we offer

  • a 5-day workshop for up to 25 people
  • 460 h support from the Netherlands eScience Center research software engineers (RSEs) with high-level digital expertise
  • travel and accommodation reimbursements
  • no registration fees or other organizational costs
  • professional organizational support, under the philosophy ‘you do the research, we do the rest’



Pablo Lopez-Tarifa
Programme Manager Netherlands eScience Center


Wendy van der Linden 
Program coordinator Lorentz Center



eScience Center - Lorentz Competition winners



A Time Warp in Digital Chemical Discoveries
Titus van Erp, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 
Peter Bolhuis, University of Amsterdam
Rosa Bulo, Software for Chemistry & Materials
Roberto Covino, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 




Modeling the Formation of Respiratory Aerosols
Chantal Darquenne, University of California 
Stavros Kassinos, TU Delft
Stefan Hickel, TU Delft
Anna-Carin Olin, University of Gothenburg
Wilbur de Kruijf, Thaerapy BV



The Dietary Digital twin (DDtwin)
Ilja Arts, Maasstricht University
Natal van Riel, TU Eindhoven
Lydia Afman, Wageningen University
Alwine Kardinaal, TiFN
Ronald Visschers, TiFN
Sarah Berry, King's College




Digital Bastards for a Climate Resilient Delta
Femke Vossenpoel, TU Delft
Stef Lhermitte, TU Delft
Rolf Hut, TU Delft
Marjolijn Haasnootu, Deltares
Xiaoxiang Zhu, Technische Universität München


Boosting (sub) seasonal forecasts with Explainable AI
Dim Coumou, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Maurice Schmeits, Royal Netherlands Meterological Institute (KNMI)
Daniela Domeissen, ETH-Zurich
Jakob Runge, DLR Institute of Data Science
Michael Scheuerer, Norwegian Computing Center



Technologies for Enhanced Documentation of African Languages: creating synergies

Sara Petrollino, Leiden University

Felix Ameka, Leiden University

Daan van Esch, Google

Mmasibidi Setaka, South African Center for Digital Language Resources

Emmanuel Prof Ngue Um, University of Yaoundé 1



Hot but Habitable: Innovating to Adapt to Heat Waves of the Future

Hunter Jones, NOAA

H.A.M. Daanen, VU Amsterdam

Joy Shumake-Guillemot, World Meteorological Organization

Peter van den Hazel, Public Health Services Gelderland & Overijssel



Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

Vincent Lengkeek, Joint Sigint Cyber Unit

Roy Lindelauf, NLDA The Hague
Arnout van de Rijt, Utrecht University

Paulo Shakarian, ASU Phoenix

V.S. Subrahmanian, Dartmouth College



Crowdsourcing for Medical Image Analysis

Lora Aroyo, VU Amsterdam

Alessandro Bozzon, Delft University of Technology

Veronika Cheplygina, Eindhoven University of Technology
Danna Gurari, UT Austin

Zoltán Szlávik, IBM Amsterdam



eWUDAPT: Bringing eScience to Urban Climate Mapping and Modelling

Alexander Baklanov, WMO Geneva

Bert Holtslag, Wageningen UR

Gerald Mills, UCD Dublin
Gert-Jan Steeneveld, Wageningen UR

Natalie Theeuwes, University of Reading


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