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Nobel Prize winner Frances Arnold confirmed as ECB 2020 keynote speaker

ECB 2020 – 28 June-1 July 2020, Maastricht, The Netherlands


We are very excited to announce that 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner, Frances Arnold, will deliver the Opening Plenary lecture at ECB 2020 in Maastricht.

The full ECB 2020 website will be launched very soon. Keep an eye on the website for further exciting programme announcements. www.ecb2020.com

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