The NVBMB noticed that the average age of their membership was getting older, so they decided to contact student associations in the Netherlands that are focused on biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, or the life or natural sciences more broadly. These study associations, which are based around a university city, are important in the Netherlands and have at least 500 members each, so they are a good way to contact students. The associations are also eager to collaborate because they want to provide as many events and activities as possible, especially when they do not have to do much to organize the events.
NVBMB asked those associations if they wanted to organize joint lunch lectures to make NVBMB better known among the students. In 2020 and 2021 NVBMB organized several online lunch lectures in collaboration with these study associations.
NVBMB was keen on continuing with the collaboration this year but also wanted to make sure that they did not have to explain how everything works to the students every year. To achieve both aims, they looked for students who wanted to supervise and professionalize this collaboration between the study associations and NVBMB, as well as get NVBMB even better known among the younger generations. Myrthe Franken and Demian van Gurp, who were Board members for some of these study associations, agreed to do it and set off to supervise and reshape the structure of the Young NVBMB, to provide a space at NVBMB for the younger generation, such as Bachelor and Master students, as well as PhD students.